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The Oratory Prep School

Goring Heath, Reading, Oxfordshire, England RG8 7SF

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 2 - 13 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)


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Andrew De Silva

I am delighted to welcome you to The Oratory Prep School. It is certainly a very special place, which holds the children at its core. They all benefit from an excellent education enriched by our outstanding facilities, set within 65 acres of Oxfordshire countryside.

"How can you say, 'the sky's the limit' when there are footsteps on the moon?"

The quote above epitomises education for me and for our school. All children are unique, special, and have their own talents and gifts. Here at The Oratory Prep School, we look forward to working with you and your child to ensure that his or her learning journey continues – not only in a way that challenges them intellectually, but in a manner that inspires their curiosity and enables them to dream.

Our impressive scholarship record provides testament to the hard work of the whole school family and, whilst our vision is to provide outstanding learning opportunities for all, we are conscious of the importance to strike the right educational balance, so that our children are prepared for their future endeavours, whilst very much enjoying the journey that they are embarking on. This is crucial in our ever-changing global climate.

At The Oratory Prep School, we are proud of the work of all our children and are passionate about ensuring their emotional and social wellbeing, so that they can thrive in the classroom and in a variety of other fields – whether in Orchestra, Choir or on the Rugby field. Our Co-Curricular offer will, I’m sure, continue our drive for excellence and curiosity.

The privilege of the dedicated staff team is to inspire all our children to dream. Through our positive relationships and collective hard work, we strive for these dreams to become a reality.

I look forward to welcoming you all into the OPS family.
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    What We Offer

      • Classics
      • Drama/Theatre
      • Painting/Sculpture
      • Theology
      • English
      • English As Foreign/2nd Language
      • French
      • Latin
      • Badminton
      • Cricket
      • Cross-Country
      • Football
      • Golf
      • Gymnastics
      • Hockey
      • Netball
      • Rounders
      • Rugby
      • Squash
      • Swimming
      • Tennis
      • Water Sports
      • Ballet
      • Beavers
      • Canoeing
      • Chess
      • Dance
      • Drama
      • Rainbows
      • Hearing Impairment (HI)
      • Visual Impairment (VI)
      • Physical Disabilities
      • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
      • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
      • After School Club
      • Gifted Children
      • International Students
      • Rail Services
      • School Bus Service
      • Special Diets


      • Assessment
      • Interview
      • Bursaries
      • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
      • Financial Assistance
      • Roman Catholic
      • English

        Age Range & Fees

        Age Range2 to 13
        Annual Day Fees *10800 to 18600
        Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *23370 to 23370
        Annual Full Boarding Fees *27150 to 27150
        * Currency:

        Number of Pupils

        10Full Boarding5
        10Weekly Boarding5
        Boys Girls

        Number of Staff

        Full-time: 0
        Part-time: 0

        GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

        Pass Rate - Age 18

        Exams at age 18

        Higher Education

        Pupils who went on to Higher Education