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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. Described by one parent as ‘the secret of Oxford.’ Music permeates through the school, from music-stands among the pyjamas to treble clef murals in the corridors. These are not just pretty voices: under the surplices… 

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

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Since 2014, Richard Murray BA MA (Durham), previously a housemaster and English teacher at St Edward's School in Oxford. English degree from Durham; has also taught at The King's School Gloucester and Rendcomb College.


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,...

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