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Pangbourne College

Pangbourne College

Pangbourne, Reading, RG8 8LA, Berkshire

0118 984 2101



Pangbourne College
School type Co-educational Boarding & Day
Founded 1917
Headmaster Thomas J C Garnier
Co-ed Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 450
Number of boys 275
Number of girls 175
Number of sixth formers 134
Day fees per annum £18,000 - £25,380
Boarding fees per annum £25,860 - £36,660
Average Class Size 8-20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7
Associations HMC,BSA,ISCis,IB

Pangbourne College offers wide-ranging academic and co-curricular opportunities to girls and boys aged 11-18, with an emphasis on outstanding pastoral care and character development. The College's most recent ISI Inspection, in November 2019, resulted in being judged 'excellent' in terms of both the pupils' academic and personal development.

Pangbourne is a vibrant boarding and day school community, balancing strong Service values and ceremonial traditions with a dynamic, modern outlook and an unpretentious, inclusive attitude. The College is proud of its outstanding pastoral care, which takes an integrated approach to caring for each pupil, and understanding the challenges young people face in order to improve the support it provides.

The Headmaster, Mr Thomas Garnier, says: "Above all, we are a 'people place'. We are committed to the personal development of our pupils in the fullest sense. They are encouraged to work hard towards academic success with a robust and comprehensive curriculum."

"Just as important is character development: confidence and values, creative and physical skills and an appreciation of themselves and what they can contribute to the world."

Pangbourne has seven Flag Values, which are Kindness, Selflessness, Moral Courage, Initiative, Industry, Resilience and Integrity, which underpin every aspect of life at the College. They are rooted in a Christian ethos and go a long way to preparing pupils for life’s challenges and the responsibilities of adulthood. The aim is to equip Pangbournians with the strongest possible foundations for their future.

As the most recent ISI Inspection (November 2019) observed: "Pupils' moral understanding is well-developed: they demonstrate a keen sense of fairness and appreciate how their decisions affect those around them and their own futures."

Mr Garnier adds: "Pangbournians are encouraged not only to challenge themselves and reach their potential, but also to be happy and fulfilled. The College offers a comprehensive co-curricular programme which enables pupils to find their niche and thrive as their specific abilities are recognised and developed."

The school's grounds are set in 230 acres of Berkshire countryside within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but still lie within easy reach of excellent transport connections. It is 10 minutes from Junction 12 of the M4 and served by London Paddington - Oxford Mainline rail network. Daily transport services are available from Newbury, Basingstoke, Wantage, Henley, Twyford and the surrounding areas.

Entry is offered at 11+, 13+ and 16+, and occasionally into other year groups. The best way to experience Pangbourne is to come and visit, enjoy a tour of the College and to speak to pupils and staff. To arrange a tour or to attend our next Open Morning, please email our Admissions Team. Our website will have up-to-date information regarding any upcoming events you can attend.

"The quality of the pupils' academic and other achievements is excellent." - ISI Inspection Report, November 2019

"Parents expressed themselves as overwhelmingly satisfied with the education and care offered by the school to their children." - ISI Inspection Report, November 2019