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  • Pangbourne College
    RG8 8LA
  • Head: Mr Thomas Garnier
  • T 01189 842101
  • F 01189 841239
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: West Berkshire
  • Pupils: 457; sixth formers: 128
  • Religion: Church of England/Christian
  • Fees: Day £18,900 - £25,620; Boarding £23,730 - £38,040 pa
  • Open days: Check website for details. Next Open Morning: Saturday 19 March
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Students parade in their number one (ceremonial) uniforms six times a year, with practice every Friday morning. Uniforms have to be immaculate and shoes polished. A guest of honour inspects the whole school on the vast parade ground and takes the salute as pupils march past. ‘It’s not always massively popular with the younger ones, but the older ones start to realise what an amazing thing it is.' Pangbourne has its own distinctive vocabulary, much of it nautical...

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What the school says...

Pangbourne College is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 11-18 in West Berkshire.

As a small school of 450 pupils, we are a community where you can flourish. Providing a challenging academic curriculum, we also offer plenty of co-curricular opportunities for sport, art, music, drama and adventurous training, so that each individual fulfils their potential and develops confidence, values and skills to make a positive difference to the world.

With strong ceremonial traditions which echo our naval heritage, our Flag Values of kindness, selflessness, moral courage, industry, initiative, resilience, respect and integrity are as relevant now as they have ever been, and underpin all that we do as a College.
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Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.





What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2005, Thomas Garnier BSc PGCE (50s). Educated at Sandroyd and Radley, read physics at Bristol and was a seaman officer in the Royal Navy for seven years. He left the navy after meeting his wife Alexandra (who’s also very involved in school life, including running events such as an annual piano festival) and trained as a teacher. Did PGCE at Oxford, followed by first teaching job at King Alfred’s, high-performing state school in Wantage, Oxfordshire. Spent 10 years at Abingdon School, where he progressed to housemaster and then head of boarding.

We found him – sporting traditional attire with socks that Jon Snow would be proud of – animated, affable and reassuringly enthusiastic about students having their say, which made it all the more surprising that the ones we met...

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Special Education Needs

A well staffed learning support centre ensures that students who need extra subject specific exam preparation or general academic support are well catered for. Prospective families are encouraged to enquire about learning support when scheduling a visit or tour of the College.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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