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The Oratory Preparatory School

Goring Heath, Reading, Oxfordshire, England RG8 7SF

Age Range & Fees

Age Range2 to 13
Annual Day Fees *£9750 to £16935
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£21789 to £21789
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£25260 to £25260
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
275Day135
10Full Boarding5
10Weekly Boarding5
295Total145

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
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Robert Stewart


I’d like to offer you a very warm welcome to the Oratory Preparatory School, where we provide an enriched education to boys and girls aged 2 to 13. Set within 65 acres of Oxfordshire countryside with outstanding facilities, we nurture happy, balanced, confident and inquisitive children.

Our commitment to the pastoral care, wellbeing and all-round development of each child, combined with an ethos of broad-minded and inclusive learning are at the core of the school. This can be felt within every classroom, playground and beyond, from nursery to Year 8. We strive to strike a balance between encouraging children to step out of their comfort zone, seek adventure and develop resilience, while ensuring that they feel fulfilled, secure and supported, particularly by our dedicated Pastoral Care team.

Our pupils benefit from an education focussed on self-expression through sport, music, art and drama. All of these are central to the confidence and self-discovery of our children. This is supported by our surroundings, as the pupils can make the most of our grounds to engage with outdoor learning in our extensive woodlands, lawns, adventure playground and beyond.

The Catholic values of kindness, compassion and forgiveness lie at the heart of the school, to shape the moral awareness and convictions of the children. In all that we do and teach, our children grow and learn under our founder’s motto of ‘Cor ad cor loquitur’ – Heart speaks to heart.
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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/Cubs/Scouts
    • Canoeing
    • Chess
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Rainbows/Brownies/Guides
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Guitar
    • Jazz
    • Keyboard
    • Percussion
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • After school club
    • Experience of gifted children
    • Experience of international students
    • Particular diets
    • Rail/Airport services
    • School bus service
    • Hearing
    • Visual
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Dyslexia
    • MLD
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    Method of Entry

    • Assessment
    • Interview

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Other bursaries
    • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
    • Financial need

    Curriculum and Exams:

    • ABRSM
      Associated board of the Royal School of Music
    • ISEB
      Independent Schools Examination Board

    Religious Affiliation:

    • Roman Catholic


    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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