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  • Magdalen College Junior School
    Cowley Place
    Oxford
    Oxfordshire
    OX4 1DZ
  • Head: Tim Skipwith
  • T 01865 242191
  • F 01865 240379
  • E registrar@mcsoxford.org
  • W www.mcsoxford.org
  • A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 7 to 11 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Oxfordshire
  • Pupils: 136
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: £16,486 - £17,115 pa
  • Open days: Late September and early January.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: Magdalen College School

What says..

Bright-eyed, bushy-tailed boys perform in productions of Oliver and Noye's Fludde, win national chess competitions, compete in house music events, play football, cricket and tag rugby. The academic pace can be a shock to those coming in from more relaxed...

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What the school says...

An integral part of Magdalen College School as a whole, the Junior School nonetheless retains an intimacy enjoyed by boys, staff and parents alike. Boys are happy and enthusiastic, and eager to make the most of the many opportunities on offer to them. We offer superb diversity and quality of extra-curricular provision and increasingly more integration of specialist senior school teaching to enhance the academic provision and smooth the 11+ transition. We welcome boys with a wide range of interests (sport, music, art, drama, science and more) and encourages them to support one another and share their talents.

Tests and interviews are designed to explore the way in which each child thinks, helping staff to assess his promise and potential, not just current attainment. We have an outstanding record of success in the entrance exam at 11 to the Senior School the next step for the vast majority of the schools boys, indeed for every one of them in 2013.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Bright-eyed, bushy-tailed boys perform in productions of Oliver and Noye's Fludde, win national chess competitions, compete in house music events, play football, cricket and tag rugby. The academic pace can be a shock to those coming in from more relaxed establishments, especially as the 11+ exam looms...

Head

Since September 2012, Tim Skipwith, previously head of the middle school (years 9-11), a biology teacher who has been at the school for the best part of a decade. He is 'a wonderful guide for parents on the 11+ process' and is reputedly very hot on pastoral issues. As the third head in a short space of time, we hope his tenure will be a long and stable one.

Entrance

Two-class entry from year 3 upwards. At 7+ entrance is by maths and English papers plus a half day of group...

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