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
The Manor Prep – 15th March – The children in Mrs Evans’ Reception class enjoyed a trip to Forest School this morning which included sliding down the bank and of course, a yummy snack!
Moulsford – 12th March – The year 2’s were back in the woods this afternoon and were straight back into the dragon hunting game!
The Oratory – 13th March – The boarders are all doing common escape rooms tonight! Wootten girls heads down and focused on clue three: jigsaw!!
Downe House School -15th March – FREE Online CPD TeachMeet for primary and prep school teachers this Wednesday at 4.30pm. Opportunity to share ideas for delivering online lessons for Years 4 – 8.
Shiplake College – 14th March – Morph modelling in Lower School Art Club on Thursday. The students loved being back and creating 3D art again!
Cranford House – 15th March – Aim, Set, Shoot! Our Seniors are so enjoying being back on the astro turf, practicing Netball in the fresh air. What better way to kick off a new week!
Radley College – 14th March – A fun-packed afternoon with activities happening across campus today. Great to see the boys enjoying the team building exercises, inter social football, inflatables in the swimming pool and lots of social bubble zorbing on the astro’s!
Headington School – 15th March – Join the EYFS team for this Wednesday’s virtual MUSIC taster session.
Summer Fields – 15th March – It was good to see the boys cheering and supporting each other as the year group bubbles took part in Saturday’s whole school run to complete our Oxford to Tokyo challenge.
Headington Prep – 5th March- Prep school girls had an amazing World book Day with dress up, games, Mad Hatter’s Tea Parties & ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ Bear Hunt’s!
Cokethorpe School – 12th March –During lockdown, to ensure pupils’ were still getting exposure to #outdoorlearning they focused on skills and wider experiences of Outdoor Education. Outdoor Media was one outlet, and here is one pupil’s imaginative short film bit.ly/3cmC2dG
St Helen & St Katherine – 12th March – Let’s not forget it’s British Science Week this week; there is LOADS in the challenge pack to have a go at this weekend (nice demo here from Nikita!) All entries to the ‘science at home’ tasks are entered for the house competition.
Our Lady’s Abingdon – 15th March – The return of Senior School clubs has finally arrived! Plenty of activities going on across lunch times this week – spoilt for choice!
Bloxham School – 11th March- It was a real pleasure to announce that Josh had secured his @Bloxham_Egerton House Exceptional Merit Tie after his efforts during lock down saw him take part in many of our activities! Well done,Josh -all that house music, drama & debating has made it worth it!
Kingham Hill School – 10th March – Thanks to generous donations from alumni, we are delighted to be starting to build a flight sim for our cadets. With the return to AEF flying still some way off, Plt Off Lock’s technical skills have been put to good use. The next arrival is the chair/cockpit rig.
Dragon School – 15th March- Year 4 and Year 5 discovered Fire Breathing Dragons in the Art studios this weekend!
d’Overbroeck’s – 15th March – Good luck to four of our Sixth Form economists who have been invited to take part in the finals of the @iealondon Budget Challenge today! The team have been working on a UK budget proposal which includes a taxation and spending policy for the next financial year
Chandlings School – 10th March – Our Wellbeing focus this week is about Offering Kindness. Did you know that when you are kind to others it actually makes you feel happy. The warm feeling of wellbeing that washes over you when you’ve done something kind isn’t just in your head. It’s in your brain chemicals, too.
Wellington College -14th March – What a brilliant first weekend back @WellingtonUK – interhouse sport, face paint, barbecues, just dance, chocolate fountains, & so much more. All in House bubbles, of course, but all so our wonderful pupils can reconnect, reenergise & return to some semblance of normality.
Reddam House – 12th March – Twelve year 7 to 13 dancers took part in a virtual dance workshop with the ‘James Cousins Dance Company’. We were privileged to have James himself lead the analysis, discussion and question and answer section. Company dancer George led the practical session with a creative task were the dancers really came into their own, showing off their interpretations of the work, Within Her Eyes. Well done to everyone who took part!
Oratory Prep School – 8th March – The Year 3 boys and girls are definitely happy to be back! So good to see happy, smiling, active children playing out on the fields
Magdalen College School – 10th March – We just love School House in the spring. Haven’t our Grounds Team done an incredible job?
St Gabriel’s School – 1st Jan – Thinking of a new school for your child in 2020? Read our excellent and outstanding inspection report stgabriels.co.uk/inspectionrepo and get in touch to talk about how our balanced approach can help your children achieve their potential.
Rye St Antony – 16th Dec- Boarding is an integral part of our school and our younger pupils were able to get an insight into boarding at our Open Boarding House last week. Our older boarders worked with those visiting to take home a handmade pom pom to hang on their tree as a reminder of their visit.
Cherwell College – 11th Dec – Michaelmas Term is a high season for Science Research and Development at Cherwell College Oxford
New College School – 3rd Dec – ear 7 were treated to a visit from @GreenBioLtd in their science lessons and listened to a fascinating talk on the use of bacteria to produce sustainable chemicals. They learnt about how bacteria are cultured and the types of chemicals they can produce.