Moulsford Preparatory School
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
About Moulsford Preparatory School
Moulsford is an all-boys’ Preparatory School from ages 4 to 13 situated on an idyllic 30-acre site on the banks of the River Thames. Moulsford aims to nurture the whole child, providing opportunities for each individual to develop their talents and abilities. The culture is one of achievement within a vibrant learning environment, ensuring positive reinforcement at all levels of ability. The School has high academic expectations of the boys and excellent teaching ensures that they move to their Senior Schools extremely well prepared.
Great emphasis is also placed on the extra-curricular side of School life, with the range of activities for boys having been significantly enhanced from September 2017; Sport, Music, Art, Drama and river-based activities play a prominent role in the boys’ timetable. Sport at Moulsford is particularly strong and candidates must be “in-tune” with the School’s extra-curricular ethos.
There are currently 354 boys at the School. Moulsford is predominantly a day school, but has a boarding house for up to 35 boys; mainly in Years 6, 7 and 8. The School week runs from Monday to Friday, and there are also a number of sports fixtures which take place on Saturdays. There is neither Saturday School nor boarding on Friday night or at the weekend.
From Moulsford, the boys go on to a wide variety of senior schools via Common Entrance or Scholarship at 13+. These include: Abingdon, Radley, Marlborough, Wellington, Magdalen College School (Oxford), Eton, St Edward’s (Oxford), Pangbourne, Harrow, Shiplake, and The Oratory.
The Headmaster is Ben Beardmore-Gray who took up post in September 2014. Ben was previously Headmaster of Mowden Hall (Northumberland), Deputy Head of Farleigh (Hampshire), and started his teaching career at Ludgrove (Berkshire).