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Address: Ludgrove, Wokingham, Berkshire. RG40 3AB
Founded: 1892
Number of Pupils: 186 all boys
Fees: £9,420 per term
Ages:  8-13
Head Teacher: Mr Simon Barber
Religious Affiliation: Church of England predominantly
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective in Year 4, assessment thereafter
Contact: Registrar, Jossie Austen 0118 978 9881
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open days in May and Sept, two years prior to entry for registered boys. Individual visits by appointment with the registrar.

The Curriculum

Our main focus is to build firm academic foundations and encourage a love of learning. We aim to realise the highest academic expectations for all the boys with first class teaching and small classes.

Games & The Arts

We offer a vibrant extracurricular programme with exposure to music, drama, the creative arts and many sports, making the most of exceptional facilities including extensive playing fields, a 350 seat theatre, an astroturf, 20m indoor swimming pool, and well equipped art block.

Pastoral Care

We have an outstanding body of staff who get to know the boys incredibly well, thereby understanding what makes each individual tick. Sophie Barber, the Headmaster’s wife, oversees the pastoral care and together with the resident matrons, school nurse, boarding house parents and all other staff is committed to ensuring that every child’s confidence and character are nurtured at every opportunity. Only if the boys are healthy and happy will they flourish in and outside the classroom.

Recent Scholarships

Harrow School, academic and sport; Marlborough, design & technology; Charterhouse, art.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We are unashamedly ambitious for every boy and are proud of our strong academic record. Most importantly, we aim to develop the boys’ confidence in a caring supportive environment, where each boy is valued as an individual, makes friends for life and can flourish and realise their potential.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Outstanding academic results, with over 70 per cent leaving to Eton, Harrow, Radley and Winchester 100 per cent full boarding with fortnightly exeats
  • Set in 130 acres of spectacular grounds, just 45 minutes from London
  • Delicious food cooked on-site using fresh local ingredients
  • An exciting addition for the 2020 academic year will be the opening of a £2.5m Exploration Centre, which – will provide one of the finest prep school scientific and creative learning environments in the country.
  • Exceptional pastoral care

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