Latest News from the Top Independent Schools in Oxfordshire and Berkshire

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One way to get a feel for the culture of an independent school is to follow them on social media.  Most the top independent schools in Oxfordshire and Berkshire have twitter accounts and increasingly also a presence on Facebook and Instagram.  The social media updates give you a feel for what’s important to them, what they want to share and lots of great achievements.  You’ll find that some schools really focus on their sporting achievements or academics while others have a strong family feel.    If you don’t fancy scouring all the social media platforms (like we do at Red Kite Days), then just have a look at our snapshot of the top stories.

Latest news from the top independent schools in Berkshire and Oxfordshire will be shared here and regularly updated.  If you’re looking for the next open morning event dates at the top private day and boarding schools, we have a handy guide for that too as well as featured schools.

If you are want to search for primary, secondary and special needs schools and colleges near you, and check their performance.  You can view and download exam and test results as well as Ofsted reports from the official government website.

Latest News from the Top Independent Schools in Oxfordshire & Berkshire

Bloxham School – 8th December – Good luck to our @youngenterprise team @ukStressLess who are attending the Banbury Trade Fair today!

The Oratory – 7th December – We’ve just had our Advent Carol Service and Benediction. What a wonderful way to celebrate and finish off our term! Our Chapel was packed with families and friends of @TheOratorySchool May your Christmas season be filled with peace and joy!

Downe House School – 7th December – Translating original Latin texts can be tough sometimes, so Mrs Dakin has an excellent way of helping her class visualise key scenes. Here is Aeneas sailing away from Dido on the chocolate-dark sea as she smoulders on her pyre. The best translation we’ve ever tasted!

Headington School – 7th September – Christmas jumper day! And the U6 are enjoying a challenging obstacle course as they enjoy some energetic downtime before mocks

Headington Prep – 7th December – Year 1 loved their trip to the Burton Taylor studio to see Alby saves Christmas. A superb production!

Reddam House – 7th December – Time to put our learning this term into action by scripting and presenting a weather forecast for England.  Fantastic to have so many complex descriptions of why the Lake District is so wet and Newcastle relatively dry.  Want to know more?  Ask a Year 7 Geographer!

Cranford House – 7th December – Year 6 have been consolidating their learning about the circulatory system by creating their very own board games. Circulatory Monopoly anyone?

Emmanuel Christian School – 6th December – It was a roaring evening spent with the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum in Oxford, listening to Julia Golding, Andrew Briggs and Roger Wagner speak about their children’s science non-fiction series, “The Curious Science Quest”. We were enlightened with new facts and our ideas about science were challenged. It’s safe to say that our minds were refueled by the sugary cakes that were ‘almost’ too impressive to eat!

Shiplake College – 6th December – Last month, our Year 7 Pupils had a magical time learning hot to write creatively at the wbtourlondon Studio Tours in Watford. Read more here –

Radley College – 6th December – It’s been a great season for the first XV playing some really exciting rugby. Here’s a superb compilation from our Radley Video Unit

Oratory Prep – 5th December – Year 4, 5 and 6 thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas lunch today! A huge thank you to the kitchen staff for serving delicious roast turkey with all the trimmings, and a festive treat to round it all off with.

Summer Fields – 5th December – We were pleased to welcome some of the older residents of our local community to ‘Christmas Cheer’ – carols with the choir and a delicious Christmas lunch!

Sibford School – 5th December – Christmas decorations made an appearance in all 3 boarding houses this week!!

Wellington College – 5th December – A huge congratulations to our 1st XV who have defeated EpsomCollegeUK in a thrilling U18 Champions Trophy Final!

Claires Court -5th December – We’re so proud of Year 12 student Georgia Carmichael, our very own Great Britain canoeing star, for her achievements so far and for being named ‘Athlete of the Month’ by !

Cokethorpe School – 5th December – This afternoon climbers got to grips with the cavernous proportions of the main wall , and the tricky problems in the Summit boulder room. Fantastic

Moulsford – 4th December – Congratulations Y3 on a great Christmas Play! The boys worked so hard and did a fantastic job!

Our Lady’s Abingdon – 4th December – Our swim squad normally train really hard from 7am in the morning but today they were having fun in the pool!

d’Overbroeck’s – 4th December – Upper Sixth student Hannah Krakolining is now in her second year at d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form.  One of her goals during this academic year is to secure the offer of a place studying Medicine at one of the UK’s top universities.  To this end, she undertook both a medical training project in London over the summer break as well as securing work experience at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Kingham Hill School – 3rd December – Check out our herdwick sheep in their new home. It’s brilliant to see them enjoying their new paddock under the apple orchard next to Severn house!

St Edward’s, Oxford – 3rd December – Beautiful festive songs and synchronised signing from sign language choir as they rehearse for their performance at 7pm this evening in Chapel – Teddies, you are in for a treat!

Chandlings School – 29th November – Art and DT have been working together to create Christmas stamps, these will be used to make cards and wrapping paper for the PATCH Christmas bazaar. The pupils’ drawings were transferred to the 2D Design software and then digitally cut on the new laser cutter.

Sibford School – 29th November – On Tuesday, our ESOL boarders took an educational visit to Windsor and enjoyed a tour of Windsor Castle, watching the change of the guards, viewing the royal bedrooms and even getting to see Prince Harry & Megan’s wedding clothes on display

St Helen & St Katherine – 30th November – We are so proud that TWO of our geographers have been successful in this year’s RGS Young Geographer of the Year! Congratulations to Hannah for winning the Key Stage 4 category and for Anika for being highly commended in Key Stage 3!


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