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Moulsford Preparatory School

Moulsford Preparatory School

Moulsford-on-Thames, OX10 9HR, Oxfordshire

01491 651438



Moulsford Preparatory School
School type Boys' Day & Boarding Preparatory, Co-ed Pre-Prep
Founded 1961
Headmaster Mr B Beardmore-Gray
Date Appointed September 2014
Girls Age Range 3-7 years
Boys Age Range 3-13 years
Number of pupils 382
Boarding fees per annum £8,235 per term
Prep Day Fee £6,580 per term
Pre-Prep £4,405 per term
Pre-School £3,750 per term
Average Class Size 16
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Associations BSA, IAPS, ISC

Moulsford is a thriving, independent day and boarding school of 380 pupils age 3-13 near Wallingford in South Oxfordshire and set in tranquil and picturesque grounds on the banks of the River Thames.

The School has announced that from September 2023 its Pre-Prep (Pre-School to Year 2) will become co-educational, giving girls of pre-prep age the opportunity to benefit from a Moulsford experience. There is no planned change to the Prep School (Years 3 - 8) which will continue to deliver an outstanding all-boys education.

Moulsford's curriculum is designed not only to prepare pupils for senior schools, but also to ensure they have the skills for life beyond. Striving for excellent academic achievement, with foundations laid in the Pre-School to promote curiosity and a love of learning, the School’s down-to-earth, family-focussed approach embraces the fact that children of this age should be having fun at the same time as learning.

Moulsford's comprehensive extra-curricular programme includes many and varied opportunities for the pupils to try out new activities in school and discover and develop their own individual abilities and talents outside of the classroom. Pupils can try magic tricks, bike maintenance, cookery, bushcraft, photography, climbing, drama, sailing, chess, pantomime, parkour, stand-up comedy, geocaching and many more activities covering the five key elements of performance and arts, community, self-development, adventure and healthy living.

Moulsford's reputation for sport remains extremely strong with all boys from Year 3 in teams A to F regularly playing competitive matches. Major sports are football, rugby, hockey, cricket and athletics. Minor sports have also seen significant successes in golf, skiing, fencing and judo. Music and drama remain popular with roughly three quarters of the children from Years 3-8 playing an instrument.

The Moulsford Pre-Prep education is designed to give the children the best preparation for their move into Year 3. For our girls, Moulsford will be on hand to advise and guide parents on 'onward' schools and for the boys, dialogue is ongoing with the staff in the Prep School to ensure an easy transition. In Year 8, boys progress to the UK's leading independent day and boarding schools at 13+ including Abingdon, Eton, Harrow, Magdalen College School, Marlborough, Radley, St Edward's Oxford, and Wellington.

The riverside setting provides a different dimension to prep school life with kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards and sailing dinghies all put to use. At Forest School there are opportunities for fire building, whittling and making bows and arrows.

At Moulsford, the message is straightforward - to ensure that every child is listened to, supported, encouraged and given the opportunity to flourish.