Pangbourne College A GSG School
- Pangbourne College
- Head: Mr Thomas Garnier
- T 01189 842101
- F 01189 841239
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.pangbourne.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 19
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: West Berkshire
- Pupils: 410
- Religion: Church of England/Christian
- Fees: Day £16,479 - £23,223; Boarding £20,685 - £32,847 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Pupils parade in their number one (ceremonial) uniforms every third Sunday. 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... Pangbourne has its own distinctive vocabulary, much of it nautical. Study bedrooms are cabins, house common rooms are gunrooms, the dining hall is the mess hall and casual clothes are always referred to as scruff...
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, to the West of Reading, 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 everything at the College are the seven Flag Values, which are specifically Kindness, Selflessness, Moral Courage, Initiative, Industry, Resilience and Integrity.
The principal aim behind all of Pangbournes activities whether academic, sporting, musical or extra-curricular is to develop one or more of these values. Students take pride in being part of the College and are made to feel involved and valued in its close-knit community. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Art & Design at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2005, Mr Thomas Garnier BSc PGCE (40s). 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 ‘for love’ after meeting his wife Alexandra 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.
Dedicated, energetic and keen to listen to pupils’ views, he still manages to fit in some physics teaching and runs the naval section of Pangbourne’s CCF. He describes Pangbourne pupils as ‘good, solid citizens who are prepared to work hard and willing to participate.’ Makes a point of being out and...