Clifton College Preparatory School

The Preparatory School was opened in 1908 and is now the region's largest boarding and day preparatory school, catering for around 400 pupils.

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You can also read preparatory school news and feature articles in our editorial section. You may find the following articles particularly useful:

– What does a prep school education truly provide? by Mark Hartley, vice-chairman of IAPS.

– Choosing a prep school – the issues to consider and questions to ask, by Andrew Hunter, Headmaster of Merchiston Castle School.

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Clifton College Preparatory School

The Avenue,
Clifton,
Bristol,
BS8 3HE

www.cliftoncollege.com/prep

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about Clifton College Preparatory School

Davenies School

Station Road,
Beaconsfield,
Buckinghamshire,
HP9 1AA

www.davenies.co.uk

Boys, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about Davenies School

Leehurst Swan Prep School

Campbell Road,
Salisbury,
Wiltshire,
SP1 3BQ

www.leehurstswan.org.uk

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Read more about Leehurst Swan Prep School

Monkton Prep School

Church Road,
Combe Down,
Bath,
Bath & North-East Somerset,
BA2 7ET

www.monktonprep.com

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Read more about Monkton Prep School

St Margaret's Preparatory School

Curzon Street,
Calne,
Wiltshire,
SN11 0DF

www.stmargaretsprep.org.uk

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about St Margaret's Preparatory School

The Unicorn School

20 Marcham Road,
Abingdon,
Oxfordshire,
OX14 1AA

www.unicornoxford.co.uk

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Read more about The Unicorn School

Westonbirt Prep School

Westonbirt,
Tetbury,
Gloucestershire,
GL8 8QG

www.westonbirt.org

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about Westonbirt Prep School

Abingdon Preparatory School

Josca's House,
Frilford,
Abingdon,
Oxfordshire,
OX13 5NX

Boys, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Airthrie School

29 Christchurch Road,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire,
GL50 2NY

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Akeley Wood School

Akeley Wood,
Buckingham,
Buckinghamshire,
MK18 5AE

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Ashbrooke House School

9 Ellenborough Park North,
Weston-Super-Mare,
North Somerset,
BS23 1XH

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Ashfold School

Dorton House,
Dorton,
Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire,
HP18 9NG

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Avondale School

High Street,
Bulford,
Salisbury,
Wiltshire,
SP4 9DR

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Badminton Junior School

Westbury-on-Trym,
Bristol,
BS9 3BA

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Beaudesert Park School

Minchinhampton,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL6 9AF

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Berkhampstead School

Pittville Circus Road,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire,
GL52 2QA

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Bredon School

Pull Court,
Bushley,
Tewkesbury,
Gloucestershire,
GL20 6AH

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Bristol Grammar School

University Road,
Bristol,
BS8 1SR

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Bristol Steiner School

Redland Hill House,
Redland,
Bristol,
BS6 6UX

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Brockhurst & Marlston House Schools

Hermitage,
Newbury,
West Berkshire,
RG18 9UL

Boys, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Broughton Manor Preparatory School

Newport Road,
Broughton,
Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire,
MK10 9AA

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Carmel Christian School

817A Bath Road,
Brislington,
Bristol,
BS4 5NL

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Carrdus School

Overthorpe Hall,
Banbury,
Oxfordshire,
OX17 2BS

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Chafyn Grove School

33 Bourne Avenue,
Salisbury,
Wiltshire,
SP1 1LR

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Chandlings

Bagley Wood,
Kennington,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX1 5ND

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Cheam School

Headley,
Newbury,
West Berkshire,
RG19 8LD

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Cheltenham College Preparatory School

Thirlestaine Road,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire,
GL53 7AB

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Chesham Preparatory School

Two Dells Lane,
Chesham,
Buckinghamshire,
HP5 3QF

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Christ Church Cathedral School

3 Brewer Street,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX1 1QW

Boys, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Cleve House School

254 Wells Road,
Knowle,
Bristol,
BS4 2PN

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Clifton High School

College Road,
Clifton,
Bristol,
BS8 3JD

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Cokethorpe School

Witney,
Oxfordshire,
OX29 7PU

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Colston's School

Stapleton,
Bristol,
BS16 1BJ

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Cothill House

Abingdon,
Oxfordshire,
OX13 6JL

Boys, Boarding, Preparatory.

Cranford House School

Moulsford,
Wallingford,
Oxfordshire,
OX10 9HT

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Crown House School

19 London Road,
High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire,
HP11 1BJ

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Dean Close Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory School

Lansdown Road,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire,
GL51 6QS

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Dormer House School

High Street,
Moreton-in-Marsh,
Gloucestershire,
GL56 0AD

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Dragon School

Bardwell Road,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX2 6SS

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Ecole Française de Bristol

Fonthill Centre,
Stanton Road, Southmead,
Bristol,
BS10 5SJ

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Emmanuel Christian School

Sandford Road,
Littlemore,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX4 4PU

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Emmaus School

School Lane,
Staverton,
Trowbridge,
Wiltshire,
BA14 6NZ

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Fairfield School

Fairfield Way,
Backwell,
Bristol,
BS48 3PD

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Gateway School

1 High Street,
Great Missenden,
Buckinghamshire,
HP16 9AA

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Godolphin Preparatory School

Laverstock Road,
Salisbury,
Wiltshire,
SP1 2RB

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Godstowe Preparatory School

Shrubbery Road,
High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire,
HP13 6PR

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Gracefield Preparatory School

266 Overndale Road,
Fishponds,
Bristol,
BS16 2RG

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Griffin House School

Little Kimble,
Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire,
HP17 0XP

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Hatherop Castle School

Hatherop,
Cirencester,
Gloucestershire,
GL7 3NB

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Headington Preparatory School

26 London Road,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX3 7PB

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Heywood Prep

The Priory,
Corsham,
Wiltshire,
SN13 0AP

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

High March School

23 Ledborough Lane,
Beaconsfield,
Buckinghamshire,
HP9 2PZ

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Hopelands Preparatory School

38 Regent Street,
Stonehouse,
Gloucestershire,
GL10 2AD

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Horris Hill

Newtown,
Newbury,
West Berkshire,
RG20 9DJ

Boys, Boarding, Day, Preparatory.

King Edward's Junior School

North Road,
Bath,
Bath & North-East Somerset,
BA2 6JA

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Kingswood Preparatory School

College Road,
Lansdown,
Bath,
Bath & North-East Somerset,
BA1 5SD

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Kitebrook Preparatory School

Kitebrook House,
Moreton-in-Marsh,
Gloucestershire,
GL56 0RP

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Magdalen College School

Cowley Place,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX4 1DZ

Boys, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Maranatha Christian School

Queenlaines Farm,
Sevenhampton,
Swindon,
Wiltshire,
SN6 7SQ

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Marlston House Preparatory School

Hermitage,
Newbury,
West Berkshire,
RG18 9UL

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Milton Keynes Preparatory School

Tattenhoe Lane,
Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire,
MK3 7EG

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Moulsford Preparatory School

Moulsford,
Wallingford,
Oxfordshire,
OX10 9HR

Boys, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

New College School

2 Savile Road,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX1 3UA

Boys, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Our Lady's Abingdon School

Radley Road,
Abingdon,
Oxfordshire,
OX14 3PS

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Oxford High School GDST

Belbroughton Road,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX2 6XA

Girls, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Oxford Montessori School

Forest Farm,
Elsfield,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX3 9UW

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Pinewood School

Bourton,
Swindon,
Wiltshire,
SN6 8HZ

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Pipers Corner School

Pipers Lane,
Great Kingshill,
High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire,
HP15 6LP

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Prior Park Preparatory School

Calcutt Street,
Cricklade,
Wiltshire,
SN6 6BB

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory.

Queen Elizabeth's Hospital

Berkeley Place,
Clifton,
Bristol,
BS8 1JX

Boys, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Redland High School for Girls

Redland Court,
Redland,
Bristol,
BS6 7EF

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Rendcomb College

Rendcomb,
Cirencester,
Gloucestershire,
GL7 7HA

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Rupert House School

90 Bell Street,
Henley-on-Thames,
Oxfordshire,
RG9 2BN

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Rye St Antony

Pullens Lane,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX3 0BY

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Salisbury Cathedral School

The Old Palace,
1 The Close,
Salisbury,
Wiltshire,
SP1 2EQ

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Sandroyd School

Rushmore,
Tollard Royal,
Salisbury,
Wiltshire,
SP5 5QD

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory.

Sibford School

Sibford Ferris,
Banbury,
Oxfordshire,
OX15 5QL

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Sidcot School

Oakridge Lane,
Winscombe,
North Somerset,
BS25 1PD

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Silverhill School

Swan Lane,
Winterbourne,
Bristol,
BS36 1RL

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St Edward's Preparatory School

London Road,
Charlton Kings,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire,
GL52 6NR

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St Francis School

Marlborough Road,
Pewsey,
Wiltshire,
SN9 5NT

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St Gabriel's

Sandleford Priory,
Newbury,
West Berkshire,
RG20 9BD

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Helen and St Katharine

Faringdon Road,
Abingdon,
Oxfordshire,
OX14 1BE

Girls, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Hugh's School

Carswell Manor,
Faringdon,
Oxfordshire,
SN7 8PT

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St John's Priory School

St John's Road,
Banbury,
Oxfordshire,
OX16 5HX

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St Mary's School

13 St Andrew's Road,
Henley-on-Thames,
Oxfordshire,
RG9 1HS

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St Michael's School

Harts Lane,
Burghclere,
Newbury,
West Berkshire,
RG20 9JW

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Teresa's Catholic School & Nursery

Aylesbury Road,
Princes Risborough,
Buckinghamshire,
HP27 0JW

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Stonar School

Cottles Park,
Atworth,
Melksham,
Wiltshire,
SN12 8NT

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Summer Fields

Mayfield Road,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX2 7EN

Boys, Boarding, Day, Preparatory.

Swanbourne House School

Swanbourne,
Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire,
MK17 0HZ

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Acorn School

Church Street,
Nailsworth,
Gloucestershire,
GL6 0BP

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Beacon School

Chesham Bois,
Amersham,
Buckinghamshire,
HP6 5PF

Boys, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Cedars School

Church Road,
Aldermaston,
West Berkshire,
RG7 4LR

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Downs School

Wraxall,
Bristol,
BS48 1PF

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Grove Independent School

Redland Drive,
Loughton,
Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire,
MK5 8HD

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The King's School

Gloucester,
Gloucestershire,
GL1 2BG

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The King's School, Witney

New Yatt Road,
Witney,
Oxfordshire,
OX29 6TA

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

The Manor Preparatory School

Faringdon Road,
Abingdon,
Oxfordshire,
OX13 6LN

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Paragon School

Lyncombe House,
Lyncombe Vale,
Bath,
Bath & North-East Somerset,
BA2 4LT

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Red Maids' Junior School

Grange Court Road,
Westbury-on-Trym,
Bristol,
BS9 4DP

Girls, Day, Preparatory.

The Richard Pate School

Southern Road,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire,
GL53 9RP

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Royal High School, Bath GDST

Lansdown Road,
Bath,
Bath & North-East Somerset,
BA1 5SZ

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Webber Independent School

Soskin Drive,
Stantonbury Fields,
Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire,
MK14 6DP

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Thorngrove School

The Mount,
Highclere,
Newbury,
West Berkshire,
RG20 9PS

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Thornton College

Thornton,
Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire,
MK17 0HJ

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Tockington Manor School

Washingpool Hill Road,
Tockington,
Bristol,
BS32 4NY

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Torwood House School

8, 27-29 Durdham Park,
Redland,
Bristol,
BS6 6XE

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Warminster School

Church Street,
Warminster,
Wiltshire,
BA12 8PJ

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Windrush Valley School

The Green,
London Lane,
Ascott-under-Wychwood,
Oxfordshire,
OX7 6AN

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Wycliffe Preparatory & Senior School

Bath Road,
Stonehouse,
Gloucestershire,
GL10 2JQ

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Wynstones School

Whaddon Green,
Gloucester,
Gloucestershire,
GL4 0UF

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.