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  • Moulsford Preparatory School
    OX10 9HR
  • Head: Mr Ben Beardmore-Gray
  • T 01491 651438
  • F 01491 651868
  • E [email protected]
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  • An independent school for boys aged from 4 to 13.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Oxfordshire
  • Pupils: 370
  • Religion: Anglican/Church of England
  • Fees: Day £12,600 - £18,825; Boarding £23,550 pa
  • Open days: Open Day – takes place on September 24th and 25th 2021 with a further two Open Days in February and May 2022. One to one meetings available all year round see website for details.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Forest school, camping in the tepee, bows and arrows, fire building and whittling – plenty of opportunities to make the most of school’s dampest asset. ‘There’s so much freedom. After prep and supper you can kayak or go in the pool and in winter there’s movies’. As we looked through the dorm windows we wondered if the occupants were inured by familiarity to the priceless view of river and water meadows so charmingly framed by Virginia creeper. We hope these lucky boys remain…

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What the school says...

Moulsford is a thriving Prep School of 360 boys aged 4 - 13 years, set in tranquil and picturesque grounds on the banks of the River Thames surrounded by the rolling hills of South Oxfordshire. At Moulsford, the message is straightforward. We want our boys to receive the broadest possible education, while remembering that they will learn best when happy and settled. Our down-to-earth, family-focussed approach embraces the fact that boys of this age should be having fun at the same time as learning. Our high academic standards ensure that boys progress to the top senior schools in the country. A new extra-curricular activities programme incorporating the Moulsford Award provides a huge variety of opportunities for the boys to explore their hidden talents and learn new skills. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2014, Ben Beardmore-Gray (40s). Educated at Ludgrove (where his father taught) and Ampleforth. After history degree at Newcastle he trained as a lawyer and worked in the City, but the lure of the family business was too much for him and he succumbed to teaching. Back he went to Ludgrove where he gained his QTS, thence to Farleigh Prep as deputy head followed by seven years as head of Mowden Hall School in Northumberland.

Mr B-G is a huge fan of boarding. He and his wife, Sarah, have done a stint as houseparents and he also ran boarding at Farleigh. While the majority of pupils at Moulsford may be day boys, the small Monday to Friday boarding community is ‘key to the school’s ethos,’ he says. He sees weekly...

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