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

Our Lady’s Abingdon – 12th Nov – Exciting news – OLA Year 5 and 6 are going to build a Greenpower Goblin race car. The pupils will be manufacturing the race car in OLA’s specialist Design Technology workshops and will be racing their car at various race circuits around the country.

Headington Prep – 12th Nov – Oxford has been recognised as the top performing city in the UK to live & work in for the fourth year in a row by @PwC . We think it is also a wonderful city to learn in!

Magdalen College School – 12th Nov – Did you know, we help pupils from across Oxfordshire with their University applications? From mock interviews to revision days, the invite is extended to our partner schools

The Manor Prep – 12th Nov – This week at The Manor we will be supporting Anti-Bullying Week. We will be looking at the theme ‘Change Starts With Me’ in our PSHEE and Circle Times finishing with Odd Socks Day on Friday.

Headington School – 11th Nov – Well done Tiffany! Our excellent IB student has entered the Royal Town Planning Institution competition 2019. The theme for this year’s competition is CLIMATE CHANGE and SUSTAINABILITY with a local focus.

Downe House School -11th Nov- Lower Fourth girls in Veyrines this term had the honour of attending the dedication of the new war memorial ‘A la glorieuse mémoire des enfants de Veyrines de Domme morts pour la France’

Shiplake College – 10th Nov – To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. #ShiplakeRemembrance

The Oratory – 10th November- It’s Young Enterprise, time again in the LAB. Anyone fancy fully sustainable, customisable key rings. Great Christmas present idea and available to order soon.

Summer Fields  –  10th Nov – Thank you to the girls of @TudorHallSchool  for hosting our Year 8 boys for an afternoon of reeling – everyone had lots of fun!

Cokethorpe School – 10th Nov –Many congratulations to Tatty who has had the biggest win of her Freestyle Dance career to date. She competed at “Ultimate Dancer” to be crowned the U16 Champion in the Fast/Solo category!   National Finals are next at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool’s this month

Cranford House – 9th Nov – Thank you to all of our visiting Junior Explorers and their families today who attended and helped make our Day of Discovery 2019 community event such a memorable one. A special thank you as well to all of our generous visiting partners and support staff.

Sibford School – 9th Nov – Delighted to have hosted the English Schools Regional X Country round for East Central this morning. Excellent experience for some of our x country team to participate in.

St Helen & St Katherine – 9th Nov- Last year we were able to celebrate all 3 of our National Schools’ netball teams qualifying for regionals for the first time ever. Guess what? We’ve only gone & done it again.  U16 & U14 squads undefeated county champions joining the U19 undefeated squad.

Wellington College – 9th Nov – A great evening @WellingtonUK  with @CoachHouseUK  &  @harrythepiano  Astonishing playing and improvising. Inspirational- got everyone up on their feet and students playing the piano afterwards.

Bloxham School – 8th Nov-  Last night 20 GCSE and A Level Music students headed to the Royal Festival Hall, London, for a live screening of Henry V to the Oscar winning score by William Walton. Our String Orchestra will be performing music from the film in the Michaelmas Concert on 18th November.

Chandlings School – 8th Nov – Miss Wells and some Year 6 and Year 5 children have enjoyed taking part in the Google Learning Festival.

Moulsford – 8th Nov – Bat box building today with lots of willing helpers. Next week’s task is finishing touches and finding a suitable tree

Oratory Prep School – 7th Nov- OPS year 8 choristers preparing for, and taking part in the Annual Requiem at the Brompton Oratory. A wonderful occasion!

Kingham Hill School – 6th Nov – Congratulations to those that completed our CCF’s inaugural CyberFirst Adventurers course. Ultimately devised by GCHQ this 6 hour course sees teenagers learn the basics about cyber security, big data, deciphering and more. See if you can spot the cadet created ‘fake news’ page.

Radley College – 5th Nov – The 1st X Lacrosse team @RadleyCollege  enjoyed a great fixture with @StoweSport  this evening. A game of two halves indeed. The first dominated by Stowe, the second by @RadleyCoCurr  Captain Mather of @RadleyBSocial  scored 8 of 10 goals

d’Overbroeck’s – 4th Nov – he best way to understand d’Overbroeck’s is to visit us for yourself. Our Sixth Form Open Evening is just over a week away, if you’d like to attend please contact We’d be delighted to meet you.

St Edward’s, Oxford – 2nd Nov – Running through for a winning try. A great shot of the Colts game v @stbenedicts  today by @alidrush . Thanks to @BenniesSport  for travelling out to Oxford on such a rainy day

Cherwell College – 28th Oct –  A talk about corporate social responsibility by Principal of Cherwell College in the Divinity School, built between 1424 and 1483 and one of the oldest surviving purpose-built rooms in Oxford University

Dragon School – 26th Oct – Dirt is good, but Dragon dirt is best!  Have you spotted our young Dragons on your TV screens over the Rugby season? Persil recorded their advert last term with the wonderful 4AF. Do you recognise any familiar faces?

Reddam House – 17th Oct – This week 2E have been ‘Worm charming’ in Science, freeze framing the Wright brothers first flight in History and they have also written their own stories which they were excited to share with other Year 1 and 2 children. Well done 2E, you have worked so hard!

Rye St Antony – 7th Oct – ‘Wood’ you like another go on tree top trail?

Claires Court -9th Nov – Audiences at @MarlowMusicFest  were wowed this half term when three of our Junior Boys took to the stage. The boys were awarded a distinction and gold medals for their performance – what a fantastic achievement!

New College School – 15th Oct – At a very special evensong our probationers became the youngest members of the 640-year-old @NewCollegeOx  foundation as full members of  @NewCollegeChoir , and Dr J was officially installed as Headmaster, receiving the 1660s ‘Book of Common Prayer’ kindly loaned by @NewCollegeLib


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