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Christ Church Cathedral School, Oxford

By Coby F

2 years ago

Address: 3 Brewer Street, Oxford OX1 1QW
Website: cccs.org.uk
Founded: 1546
Number of Pupils: 150
Ages: 2+ to 13 years
Fees: (Termly) From 4 mornings (pw) £2,570 for Nursery; £4,625 for Pre-Prep; £6,358 for Year 3; £6,896 for Prep; £4,350 for Cathedral Choristers
Head Teacher: Richard Murray
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective in Nursery and Pre-Prep, subject to a satisfactory taster session; selective in Prep
Contact: Laura Kemp, Registrar; 01865 242561
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Forthcoming Open Mornings will be on the website. Individual visits are available by appointment with the Registrar.

The Curriculum

Our Montessori-inspired co-ed Nursery prepares boys and girls for our co-ed Pre-Prep (Reception to Year 2) and then our all-boy Prep School (Years 3 – 8). We offer a challenging curriculum with first-class teaching and small class sizes. We aim to ensure every child gets the best from each lesson and prepare them for entry to leading senior schools.

Games & the Arts

The sports and extra-curricular activities on offer are not defined by gender. Mixed sports include Tag Rugby, Bikeability, Football and Swimming, amongst others. We offer a range of clubs including Chess, Robotics, Movie-making, and Life Skills essential for life, and more. We provide choristers for 3 choirs: Christ Church, Worcester College, and Pembroke College. With over 150 music lessons every week, we have a large number of instrumentalists who achieve high grades.

Pastoral Care:

We are proud of the warm and nurturing ethos of the School. Every child is noticed and feels part of the CCCS family. Our tutor system ensures that each Prep boy has someone looking out for him over and above the care he receives from every staff member. Our Pastoral Team includes Learning Support, a full-time School Matron, and a qualified School Counsellor and the Headmaster’s door is always open.

Recent Scholarships

In the last 3 years, 50% of Year 8 pupils gained a scholarship or award to their chosen senior school. In 2023, these included: Our Lady’s Abingdon, The Oratory School, Wellington College, Magdalen College School, and Winchester College.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We have high expectations of our pupils; to take any other approach is an insult to those in our care. Our teachers are exceptional, it is their inspiration which sows the seeds of a love of learning. Good manners are seen as the outward sign of kindness, thoughtfulness, and self-confidence.

Outstanding Characteristics

We offer a local mini-bus service to and from school during the week, wrap-around care, and flexi-boarding. Music permeates the school along with three outstanding choirs. CCCS children are known for their polite manners, open-mindedness, and readiness to help others. Our small school ensures every child is valued for who they are and their unique contributions to the community.