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  • Pangbourne College
    Pangbourne
    Reading
    Berkshire
    RG8 8LA
  • Head: Mr Thomas Garnier
  • T 01189 842101
  • F 01189 841239
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.pangbourne.com/
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: West Berkshire
  • Pupils: 460; sixth formers: 141: 83 boys, 58 girls
  • Religion: Church of England/Christian
  • Fees: Day £18,000 - £25,380; Boarding £22,620 - £36,600 pa
  • Open days: New Virtual Open Experience from mid-October 2020
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Students parade in their number one (ceremonial) uniforms eight 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 offers a challenging all-round education, embracing academic rigour and a diversity of sport, music and extra-curricular activities in a small school environment where every child can shine.
Set in 230 acres of Berkshire countryside west of Reading and just minutes from the M4, the College provides a superb quality of life in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Running through the heart of College life are our seven Flag Values of Kindness, Selflessness, Moral Courage, Initiative, Industry, Resilience and Integrity.
They underpin everything we do as a school. Students and parents take pride in being part of the College and are made to feel involved and valued in its close-knit community.
The ultimate aim is to provide a holistic well-rounded education, focusing on leadership and character development, to ensure our pupils are well equipped to make a valuable contribution to society.
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Sports

Polo

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Rowing

Fencing

Shooting

Sailing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

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
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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