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Our guides were particularly proud of the new wooden fort – designed in consultation with the school council and emblazoned with a school logo (a rather fierce unicorn) and we were patiently taken through the highly complex rules of the games it has inspired ...  It may be a boys’ school but there’s a great mix of staff and definitely no narrow ‘boys will be boys’ ethos here. Down to earth, fun, lots of challenge, lots of nurture –  a great place to start.

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What the school says...

Abingdon Prep offers a lively, stimulating and friendly environment with high expectations of behaviour and endeavour. The caring and encouraging atmosphere promotes independence, self-confidence and respect. Pupils flourish in a school where academic studies are carefully balanced with the creative and performing arts, sport and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. The School enjoys a very strong academic performance with the majority of boys moving on to Abingdon, many with awards.

The Prep School enjoys a tremendous reputation for the performing and creative arts and for sport. It benefits from excellent facilities including art and drama studios, ICT and CDT suites, science lab, sports hall, 30 acres of playing fields and an indoor swimming pool.
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Headmaster

Since September 2017, Craig Williams MA (Oxon) PGCE (40s). Educated at Bradfield College and studied geography at Oxford. Previously at Taunton Prep (head of geography and cricket) and then senior deputy head at Thorngrove School. Mr Williams is an accomplished sportsman – played hockey, football and was in the university second team for cricket while at Oxford. Still enjoys turning out for the Thames Valley league and Bradfield Old Boys, ‘I have a very forgiving wife who also loves cricket’.

Grew up in Surrey, not Sydney, but if you catch a hint of antipodean in his voice it’s because his father is Australian. Claims he ‘desperately tried not be a teacher’ despite coming from something of a teaching dynasty (both parents were teachers and his brother is head of Lord...

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