Address: Ludgrove, Wokingham, Berkshire. RG40 3AB
Founded: 1892
Number of Pupils: 186 all boys
Fees: £11,100 per term
Ages:  8-13
Head Teacher: Simon Barber
Religious Affiliation: Church of England predominantly
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective in Year 4, with assessment in subsequent years
Contact: Rebecca Philpott, Registrar; 01189 789881
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open days in May and September, two years prior to entry for registered boys. Individual visits by appointment with the registrar.

The Curriculum

Our main focus is to build firm academic foundations and encourage a love of learning. We aim to realise the highest academic expectations for all the boys with first class teaching and small classes. 

Games & The Arts

We offer a vibrant extracurricular programme with exposure to music, drama, the creative arts in a 350-seat theatre, and many sports, making the most of playing fields, cricket nets, squash and Fives courts, astroturf and a 20m indoor swimming pool.

Pastoral Care

 We have an outstanding body of staff who get to know the boys incredibly well, thereby understanding what makes each individual tick. Sophie Barber, the Headmaster’s wife, oversees the pastoral care and together with the resident matrons, school nurse, boarding house parents and all other staff is committed to ensuring that every child’s confidence and character are nurtured at every opportunity. Only if the boys are healthy and happy will they flourish in and outside the classroom.

Recent Scholarships

Bryanston – DT Exhibition; Eton – Annah Shaw (Classics) Scholarship and a Music Exhibition; Harrow – Sports Scholarship; Oundle – Academic Scholarship; Radley – Sports Scholarship; Stowe – Sports Exhibition; Winchester – Academic Scholarship and a Music Exhibition.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We are unashamedly ambitious for every boy and are proud of our strong academic record. Most importantly, we aim to develop the boys’ confidence in a caring supportive environment, where each boy is valued as an individual, makes friends for life and can flourish and realise their potential.

Outstanding Characteristics

Outstanding academic results, with over 70 per cent leaving to go to Eton, Harrow, Radley and Winchester. Set in 130 acres of spectacular grounds, just 45 minutes from London. The school opened a £2.5m Exploration Centre in 2021, which provides one of the finest facilities for Science, Coding, Art, CDT and Ceramics in a prep school anywhere in the country. Exceptional pastoral care. 100 percent full boarding with fortnightly exeats. Delicious food cooked on-site using fresh local ingredients.