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The Oratory Prep School

Goring Heath, Reading, Berkshire, England RG8 7SF
Tel: +44 (0) 1189 844511

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

The Oratory School is a Independent Day & Boarding Catholic school for boys and girls aged 2-13. 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...

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Word From The Head

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From Andrew De Silva, Headmaster

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.

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
    • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
    • 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

      % Pupils Gaining
      GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

      % Pupils Gaining
      A Level Grades A – C

      % Pupils Going
      To University

      School Reviews

      Parents Of A Son In Reception & Daughters In Year 2 & Year 4

      Every has been so supportive throughout our entire journey and we feel very blessed to be a part of the school family.  

      Parents Of Daughter In Year 3

      Our entire admissions process was virtual, including meeting key staff and talking to pupils. The school constantly reassured us throughout the six months leading up to us relocating from India.  

      Current Parent

      My son settled in really well and loves his boarding family.  

      Parent Of An 11 Year Old Son

      English is our son's second language and we were really worried about how he would settle as a full boarder form Nigeria. The depth of pastoral care and specialist, intensive EAL support prior to him joining year 6 made all the difference.