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Dragon School

Bardwell Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England OX2 6SS

Age Range & Fees

Age Range4 to 13
Annual Day Fees *£12348 to £21768
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£31686 to £31686
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£31686 to £31686
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
317Day274
109Full Boarding69
10Weekly Boarding12
436Total355

Number of Staff

Full-time: 87
Part-time: 10

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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Emma Goldsmith


‘It is important to harness the vitality, imagination and natural curiosity of young people to develop the mindset of ‘why not?’. If this culture of questioning is embedded at an early age it will encourage an enthusiasm which leads to a lifetime of learning. Arduus ad solem ‘reach for the sun’ is the Dragon’s motto and is as relevant today as it was when the School was founded. We want all of our children to become resilient and ambitious, ready to take on the challenges of being a global citizen of the 21st Century. The Dragon has a well earned reputation of providing a community which will nurture these characteristics with the values of kindness, courage and respect underpinning all that we do.

Dragons past and present feel a sense of service and philanthropy; this sense of responsibility for the world around them is at the core of the School’s ethos and drives forward creative thinking and innovation in all areas of community life. Our community is enriched by every child whether they are a boarder or day pupil, from overseas or live close by. We are a diverse and inclusive organisation and value the richness that each individual brings.’
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Isabella's Mum



Isabella has really settled into Nursery and we are thrilled with how happy she is about going to ‘school’. She speaks continuously about her friends and teachers and will happily tell us about her time spent with you all. Her ‘little’ personality is really beginning to shine and I have no doubt...

Talk Education



The Dragon has a real knack at building the confidence its pupils need to thrive at senior school, and they’re often having so much fun they’re unaware of how much work they’re actually doing. This is a fun, carefree, happy place – and, as if by magic, produces the most fantastic results...

Tatler Schools Guide 2021



Eminent Dragons are everywhere from the West End stage to the corridors of power thanks to the school's ability to imbue pupils with a confidence that allows them to throw themselves into life.

What we offer

  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Environmental studies
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Horse riding and management
  • Orienteering
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rock climbing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • School bus service
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia
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Method of Entry

  • Report from previous school
  • Early registration or registration at birth

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Financial need
  • Means tested bursaries

Curriculum and Exams:

    Religious Affiliation:

    • Non-denominational


    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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