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Wokingham, RG40 3AB, Berkshire

0118 978 9881



School type Boys' Boarding Preparatory
Founded 1892
Head of School Mr Simon Barber
Date Appointed 2013
Boys Age Range 8-13 years
Number of pupils 186
Average Class Size 14
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:6 (based on full equivalent teacher numbers)
Associations BSA, IAPS, ISC

Ludgrove may be small in size but it has big ambitions for its 186 boys. Ludgrovians stand out from the crowd because they are full of purpose and brimming with questioning enthusiasm. This all boys' prep school is a rare find because it continues to provide full, fortnightly boarding instead of a mixed offering. This model means the boys get a huge amount out of their day, surrounded by friends, knowing that at weekends everyone is either in school, enjoying its 130 acres of grounds in beautiful rural Berkshire, or at home for an exeat. No boy feels left out or left behind.

The school is a magical place to spend five years of childhood. Our boys enjoy a wealth of opportunities: a stimulating curriculum delivered by enthusiastic and dynamic teachers, exceptional facilities including majestic playing fields, a 350 seat theatre, the Exploration Centre (a hub for Art, Ceramics, CDT, Coding and Science) opened in 2021, Monkey House play centre, an Astroturf, 20m indoor swimming pool, Eton Fives, tennis and squash courts, and a nine hole golf course.

The continuity of care and education that a boarding school can offer is invaluable in providing a stable platform for a child's development. First class academic education goes without saying but, in addition, a first class boarding school with an outstanding pastoral care is a particularly warm and caring environment where children's confidence and character are developed, they are valued as individuals and learn to live in a community.

At Ludgrove, we are lucky to have outstanding team of vastly experienced staff - teachers, resident matrons, school nurse and boarding house parents - who get to know the boys very well and understand what makes each individual 'tick'. Ludgrove specialises in getting to know boys as individuals, encouraging them to try new challenges and reach their potential, personally and academically.

Calling on our 132 years of experience, we ensure the 'spotlight' is on every child so that their confidence and character are nurtured at every opportunity. This close relationship enables the school to guide each to their most suitable senior school destination. Every year, approximately 70% of the Year 8 cohort go to Eton, Harrow, Radley and Winchester with nine boys securing awards to their senior school in 2023.

We are proud of our legacy that friendships are made for life, boys can be boys and our unique spirit allows them to thrive in an atmosphere of happiness, high achievement, good manners and kindness.