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  • Christ Church Cathedral School
    3 Brewer Street
    OX1 1QW
  • Head: Mr Murray
  • T 01865 242561
  • F 01865 202945
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  • A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 3 to 13
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Oxfordshire
  • Pupils: 169
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day £7,191 - £15,177; Boarding choristers £9,564 - £10,578 pa
  • Open days: October and March
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Picture the most idyllic cricket field you can imagine - these boys play on it, overlooked by the dreaming spires of Magdalen and Christ Church, the sound of rare-breed cows lowing by the river; a timber cabin of a cricket pavilion, now with modern additions, electricity and a loo! One parent criticised the school’s outdoor areas…

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Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since January 2014, Richard Murray BA MA (Durham), previously a housemaster and English teacher at St Edward's School in Oxford.


Most day boys are from the Oxford or Bucks area, and enter at nursery or reception; the single class grows as more boys join in year 3 and the majority stays until common entrance. A few girls in nursery only. Assessment is by participation in class for the younger boys and informal academic tests for the older boys. Four chorister places are available each year from year 4, selected by voice trial. Choristers come from further afield, board and receive a two-thirds fee reduction in a bursary established by royal appointment in 16th century. School benefits from recommendations by old boys, siblings and music teachers. The Cardinal’s Scholarship is a new introduction, for up to...

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