Address: Windsor Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7LH
Founded: 1947
Number of Pupils: 210
Ages: 6–13
Fees: Boarding, £12,095; International (Child Student Visa), £13,520. Day, Year 2, £6,690; Years 3 and 4, £8,765; Years 5 and 6, £9,290
Head Teacher: Tom Bunbury BA, P.G.C.E.
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Visit and meeting with headmaster – all boys assessed but no entrance exam
Contact: Rebecca Lindley, 01344 621488
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Next Open Morning on Saturday 11th May 2024 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Curriculum

Outstanding record academically at both CE and scholarship level to major public schools. We aim to challenge and excite boys through inspirational teaching. Broad but challenging curriculum with small class sizes. 

Games & The Arts

Rugby/football/cricket (12 teams), athletics, hockey, tennis, squash, golf, fencing, shooting, karate, scuba, polo. Papplewick has a covered swimming pool and Cathedral standard choir. Art and drama flourish. Three quarters learn musical instruments.

Pastoral Care

A school which celebrates individuality and where boys can still be boys. The tutor/houseparent system ensures outstanding pastoral care.

Recent Scholarships

Papplewick maintains its high academic record. Sixteen Scholarships to top UK public schools this year including 4 King’s Scholarships to Eton College and 1 King’s Scholarship to Westminister School.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

The excellence our boys achieve is worth little unless they are happy – thus, our most coveted prize is for greatest enthusiasm for life, contribution to the community and kindness to others.

Outstanding Characteristics

Tatler Good Schools Guide award: Prep School of the Year 2018-19. Exceptional scholarship record. Outstanding preparation for top public schools. Best known for happy, confident and well-mannered boys. Three daily London transport services run from Brook Green, Hammersmith, and Gloucester Road area. Comprehensive daily activities programme (30 activities including 100-strong snake club). Daily chapel. Modern and family-friendly approach to boarding.