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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
Founded 1961
Headmaster Mr B Beardmore-Gray
Date Appointed September 2014
Boys Age Range 4-13
Number of pupils 367
Boarding fees per annum £7,850 per term
Prep Day Fee £6,275 per term
Pre-Prep £4,200 per term
Average Class Size 16
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Associations IAPS,BSA

Moulsford is a thriving independent day and boarding Prep School for boys aged 4-13 years set on the banks of the River Thames in South Oxfordshire.

Moulsford offers boys superb opportunities for learning whilst having fun, with a restructured curriculum designed not only to prepare boys for senior schools, but also to ensure they have the skills for life beyond. The curriculum promotes intellectual agility, encourages them to think and analyse critically, makes connections across the subjects and gives plenty of opportunity for creativity and collaboration. The boys are encouraged to build resilience by having a go, taking a well-thought-out risk, and, on occasion, failing. Moulsford boys learn much more than simply how to score highly in summative tests, and regurgitate learned facts.

Through Moulsford's Activities programme, the school aims to offer opportunities to develop new skills and talents, whilst becoming a conscientious citizen. Working towards the Moulsford Award, boys 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 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 boys from Years 3-8 playing an instrument.

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. It is something of a cliché, but boys really can be boys at Moulsford.