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Magdalen College School

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Magdalen College School


Address: Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DZ
Founded: 1480
Number of Pupils: 927
Fees:£6,313.00 per term
Ages: Boys from 7-18; Girls from 16-18
Head Teacher: Helen Pike
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Entrance Procedure:Admissions at 7+, 8+ and 9+, 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form. Contact [email protected]
Email: Barberine Mallet, [email protected]
School Visits: Upcoming Events in 2019: Sixth-form open evening (Tuesday 24 September), senior school open evening (Tuesday 8 November), junior school open morning (Friday 11 October and Friday 8 November). Private tours available on request.

The Curriculum

Magdalen College School is unashamedly academic. Pupils take ten (i)GCSEs in upper-fifth Form, and at least four A Levels in the sixth-form. In 2019, 96% of pupils achieved A*-B grades at A-level.

Games & The Arts

Sports, music, art and drama facilities are of an extremely high-standard, and pupils have access to professional coaches. Scholarships are available. The school is the founder and lead sponsor of Oxford Festival of the Arts, a fortnight of cultural events held at the end of each summer term  (

Pastoral Care

MCS has a dedicated pastoral care team, as well as a Medical Centre housing three full-time medical professionals and two part-time resident councillors.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We achieve so highly not in spite of the breadth of extra-curricular activities on offer, but because of them.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Former pupils include a Nobel Prize laureate, a Hollywood film director and a saint!
  • 1 in 10 pupils receive a Bursary; MCS is committed to ensuring the brightest pupils can attend, no matter their personal circumstances
  • There are over 50 clubs and societies on offer to pupils at lunchtimes and after school, from Chess to Drone Club
  • 3 pupils achieved a staggering 5 A* grades at A Level in 2019

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