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Pangbourne College

Pangbourne College

Address: Pangbourne, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 8LA
Website: pangbourne.com
Founded: 1917
Number of Pupils: 457
Fees: Juniors from £6,300 to £8,540; seniors from £8,540- £12,680
Ages: 11–18
Head Teacher: Mr Thomas Garnier
Religious Affiliation: Church of England: All faiths welcome.
Entrance Procedure: Points of entry into the college 11+, 13+ and 16+. Entrance examinations, either internal or external. Non selective.
Contact: Mrs Carole Bailey, Head of Admissions
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Biannual Open Mornings. Head’s Breakfasts. One-to-one visits are available by request through the Admissions team.

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The Curriculum

In Years 7-9 Pangbourne offers a broad curriculum that reflects the national curriculum. Years 10-11 study GCSE subjects and the Sixth Form offers both A Level and BTEC subjects.

Games & The Arts

Pangbourne offers rugby, hockey, rowing, riding, cricket, tennis, netball, athletics, basketball, football, golf, sailing, shooting and swimming. We have a state-of-the-art Music department, well-equipped DT department, an Art and Photography department, a Black Box drama studio and we stage termly drama productions.

Pastoral Care

We are well-known for our highly effective and integrated pastoral care which provides the foundation on which this special community is built. We have a dedicated Assistant Head for Pupil Mental Health and Wellbeing who works alongside the Deputy Head, Pastoral. Every pupil belongs to a division (house) and is looked after by a housemaster/housemistress, house tutor and matron. Pupils are assigned an academic tutor who oversees their emotional well-being and development.

University Places

Typically, around half of students go on to Russell Group universities and one or two achieve an Oxbridge offer each year.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Our mission is to be a caring community of learners in which pupils from all backgrounds can flourish. We enable pupils to succeed academically and to develop character through a curriculum that provides challenge and adventure. We equip pupils with the values, knowledge, skills and confidence needed to make a positive difference to the world.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Set in 230 acres in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Flag values of kindness, selflessness, moral courage, initiative, industry, resilience, respect and integrity reflect our Christian ethos and underpin all we do.
  • Very competitive level of sports excellence, in rugby, hockey and rowing, regularly producing county and GB players/oarsman and progressing in local and national tournaments and regattas.
  • Over half of the pupils are involved with the CCF and work towards the D of E Gold award.
  • Strong ceremonial traditions based on our naval heritage which reinforces our values and develops life skills.


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