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Christ Church Cathedral School, Oxford

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Christ Church Cathedral School, Oxford

Address: 3 Brewer Street, Oxford OX1 1QW
Founded: 1546
Number of Pupils: 154
Ages: 2-13
Fees: (Termly) From £1,535 for Nursery; from £4,040 for Pre-Prep; £6,025 for Prep; £3,800 for Cathedral Choristers.
Head Teacher: Richard Murray
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective in Nursery and Pre-Prep, subject to a satisfactory taster session; selective in Prep
Contact: Laura Kemp, Registrar; [email protected]
School Visits: Forthcoming open mornings will be announced on the website.

The Curriculum

We aim to instill a love of learning in all our pupils. Our curriculum prepares boys for Common Entrance and scholarships to senior schools. French is taught from Nursery; from class five English and Maths are taught in sets of ten boys. Reading is central to the life of the School.

Games & the Arts

Our playing fields are among the most beautiful in the world. All boys participate in Rugby, Football, Cricket, and Athletics. Real Tennis, Squash and Swimming are also on offer. Being a small school, all boys have the opportunity to play in matches. Music permeates the School, which provides choristers for three choirs in Oxford: the Cathedral, Worcester College and Pembroke College. We have a large number of instrumentalists who achieve high grades. School productions are written by our Head of Classics.

Pastoral Care:

Pupils are treated as individuals and, as such, their personal needs are always taken into consideration. The School’s approach is one of compassion within the context of an environment where people know there are proper boundaries. Every pupil and member of staff plays a vital part in the creation of a culture of kindness. Every week, pupils’ welfare is discussed by the entire staff. No pupil is ever “lost”.

Recent Scholarships

Bradfield College, Winchester College, Oratory School, Magdalen College, Abingdon School and St Edward’s School.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We have high expectations of our pupils; to take any other approach is an insult to those in our care. Our teachers are exceptional, and it is their inspiration which sows the seeds of a love of learning. Manners are seen as the outward sign of a civilised life, of kindness, thoughtfulness and proper self-confidence.

Outstanding Characteristics

We are an intimate school set in an incomparably beautiful city with stunning playing fields and Woodland School. Three outstanding choirs, one of which is world famous, are at the heart of our community. Our children are intellectually vibrant, charming and self-motivated. Our school dogs, Gordon, Thistle and Tikka, help the children feel at home.

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