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Cothill House

Cothill House

Address: Cothill, Near Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6JL
Website: cothill.net
Founded:1870
Number of Pupils: 200
Fees: £8,980
Ages: 8–13
Head Teacher: Duncan Bailey
Religious Affiliation: Church of England, all faiths welcome
Entrance Procedure: School tour and informal interview with the Headmaster. Assessment in January for September admission, but can be arranged throughout the year.
Contact: Jane Woodcock
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Individual visits can be made throughout the year by contacting the school secretary Jane.

The Curriculum

Pupils are prepared for Common Entrance or scholarships at 13+. Cothill has a tradition of innovation in academic study: the boys spend a term at the school’s very own château in France, while General Studies gives the boys a broader perspective on current affairs, philosophy and life skills.

Games & The Arts

A wide range of sports including the traditional ones are played five times a week. A broad variety of creative lessons in art, design and woodwork as well as many thespian pursuits. All Music is strong, particularly the choir, and Cothill boasts an enthusiastic following of rock music.

Pastoral Care

With all boys boarding at Cothill, we are committed to ensuring each boy thrives, feels secure and safe, whilst learning to respect and live with others. Above all, happiness and fun are at the heart of the boys’ efforts to make the very best of their time at Cothill. Each boy has a form tutor who encourages and assists the boys in all aspects of their school life.

Recent Scholarships

Shrewsbury (Alington Scholarship), Harrow (Academic), Sherborne (Academic), Radley (Academic), Oundle (Academic) and Marlborough (Academic).

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Cothill is certainly a school where boys can be boys. There is tremendous breadth to a Cothill education; the full boarding experience nurtures so many different qualities in the boys, including teamwork, good manners and generosity of spirit

Outstanding Characteristics

The full boarding nature of the school creates a bonded and enthusiastic team of boys and staff. Boys have a really varied diet of academic lessons and extra curricular opportunities. One of the highlights of their time at Cothill is the term the boys spend at Chateau de Sauveterre where they gain confidence and independence and of course very good French!



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