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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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Moulsford is a thriving Prep School of 330 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. ...Read more

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Since 2014, Mr 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...

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