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Manners have been one focus over the past decade, nurturing kindness and respect within the community. School has raised academic standards: preparation ‘ramped up’ and curriculum reformed to ensure that every boy is well versed in the pre-test. Push on sport recently, extending options and fixture lists. ‘Used to be basically rugby, football, cricket, but the scope is much broader now,’ parents told us. Of course, the main event is the music. The school was founded by Cardinal Wolsey to provide the choir for Christ Church, the college he created to outshine King’s College, Cambridge, in 1546, so it’s no wonder that…

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What the school says...

Christ Church Cathedral School (CCCS) is a thriving Prep School for boys aged 3 - 13, with a co-ed Nursery. CCCS offers boarding for Choristers, as well as flexi-boarding and occasional boarding to day boys aged 8+ years. The School prides itself on exceptional musical achievements, supplying Choristers to Christ Church Cathedral's internationally-renowned choir, and the high number of scholarships won, 60% of boys achieved scholarships to their chosen leading secondary school in 2023.

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

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Headmaster

Since 2014, Richard Murray BA MA PGCE. Bradfield College, then Durham to read English, history and philosophy; stayed for an MA. PGCE at Cambridge. Taught English at King’s School, Gloucester, Rendcomb College and then St Edward’s, Oxford, where he spent 14 years. Spotted that becoming head of a prep school would keep him in touch with pupils and staff – ‘no massive HR team, no compliance department’ – allowing for interaction and breadth. We met him halfway through a day of touring prospective parents and teachers; very hands-on.

Manners have been one focus over the past decade, nurturing kindness and respect within the community: ‘We need people who are tolerant of difference’ rather than ‘alpha personalities’. School has raised academic standards: preparation ‘ramped up’ and curriculum reformed to ensure that every...

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Special Education Needs

We have a SENCO and staff qualified to deal with any problems as they arise as boys move through the school. We view sympathetically requests for boys' entry with some mild dyslexia, dyspraxia or physical or visual problems.

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