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St Andrew’s School

By Coby F

2 years ago

Address: St Andrew’s School, Pangbourne, RG8 8QA
Website: www.standrewsberkshire.co.uk
Founded: 1934
Number of Pupils: 310
Fees: (termly) Full time nursery is £3,990 (half days available); Reception to Y2 £3,990–£4,344; Y3–Y8 £6,200–£6,845. Boarding can be booked ad hoc at £37 nightly or four nights a week termly at £1,320.
Ages: 3–13
Head Teacher: Ed Graham
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational, Christian ethos
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective, taster day and last reports required
Contact: Jane Taylor, Director of Admissions, Marketing & Communications
Email: [email protected].uk
School Visits: Book with Jane Taylor

The Curriculum

Excellent reputation for stimulating, challenging lessons delivered by inspiring teachers. The classroom is a joyful place where pupils engage fully and take pride in their work. A renewed focus on stretch, not stress, that helps each child reach their potential. 

Games & The Arts

Rugby, hockey, netball, girls and boys football, girls and boys cricket, athletics, tennis, golf, taekwondo, dance. Impressive sports centre with 25m indoor pool. Three choirs, over 200 music lessons per week. Drama productions throughout the year. New performing arts space to open in 2023.

Pastoral Care

Holistic approach to pastoral care with the view that a happy child returning home each day is vital. The Form Tutors are the backbone of the pastoral system, offering support, encouragement and a listening ear, alongside innovative programmes like The Lobby (a place for quiet discussions with pastoral team) and Bother Boxes. Children’s voices are heard through the School Council, Charity, RIDE (Respect, Inclusion, Diversity & Equality) and Eco Committees. 

Recent Scholarships

Academic, Art, Sports and Music scholarships awarded by Bradfield College, St Edward’s Oxford, Pangbourne College, Marlborough, Abingdon, Downe House, and Radley.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

To create a happy and secure childhood environment, filled with an engaging curriculum, delivered by teachers who are passionate about their subjects. We are ambitious for our children and support them to fulfil their potential and move on to top day and boarding schools. All of this is done with a sense of proportion; St Andrew’s pupils are stretched, not stressed; they enjoy learning and become considerate, cheerful and well-rounded citizens.  

Outstanding Characteristics

Beautiful grounds, impressive sports centre and pitches, stand-alone music centre, high-level of pastoral care and academic prowess, as well as wrap-around care and extensive co-curricular calendar. Outstanding preparation in life skills for senior schools and beyond. Exceptional Forest School and Nursery Woodland. Renowned for out-going, grounded children who thrive in this home-from-home environment.  Monday – Thursday boarding, daily bus routes.