The Oratory Preparatory School

Oxfordshire
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The Oratory Preparatory School

The Oratory Prep School provides an enriched education to boys and girls aged 2 to 13. Set within 65 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, with outstanding facilities we nurture happy and inquisitive children.

About the school

The Oratory Prep School provides an enriched education to boys and girls aged 2 to 13. Set within 65 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, with outstanding facilities, we nurture happy and inquisitive children.

The ethos of well-rounded, broad-minded and inclusive learning lies at the core of the school, and it can be felt within every classroom, playground and beyond from nursery to Year 8. The school has an Astroturf pitch where girls’ cricket, boys’ football and hockey are played amongst other fixtures. There is also a 25-metre swimming pool, and exceptionally high quality coaching across the department. Pupils from Year 2 and upwards take part in their own Mini-Triathlon, with weekly swimming lessons from Kindergarten, and a variety of sports fixtures are played against visiting schools.

Alongside enjoying sports, the children engage in classes which focus on outdoor learning, including Forest School for all pupils in the woodlands. The children’s well-rounded

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Open Days

No Forthcoming Events

Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

The Oratory Prep School offers some means-tested bursaries on a discretionary basis. Please contact c.atkinson@oratoryprep.co.uk for more information.

Military Subsidies

MOD families who claim the Continuity of Education (CEA) allowance are required to pay only the minimum parental contribution of 10% of the basic fees of each child in the school, as stipulated under the CEA Regulations, plus all extras incurred as a result of the education of their child at our school. We also offer a 10% discount on day fees. Please contact our Registrar at c.atkinson@oratoryprep.co.uk to find out more.

Fees Information

Fees 2021-2022

Boarding

Full Boarding £8,690 (per term)

Weekly Boarding £7,490 (per term)

Flexi-boarding £35 per night

Senior Prep

Year 7 and 8 Day £5,850 (per term)

Year 5 and 6 Day £5,800 (per term)


Junior Prep

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 £3,400 per term

Year 3 and 4 Day £5,650 (per term)

Kindergarten (full day 7.30am - 6.00pm) £65.00 per day

Kindergarten (short day 8.15am - 3.30pm) £60.00 per term

Kindergarten (morning session 8.15am - 12noon) £32.00 per morning

Little Oaks Nursery (full day 7.30am - 6.00pm) £75 per day

Little Oaks Nursery (short day 8.15am - 3.30pm) £68.00 per day

Little Oaks Nursery (morning session 8.15am - 12noon) £36.00 per morning


Registration Fee £50.00


Acceptance Deposit £600


Includes lunch, tea, occasional supper, trav

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Admissions Process

Registration

The Oratory Prep School is a Catholic school which welcomes children from the age of 2-13 of all faiths. Parents should register for a place which is offered on a strictly 'first come first serve' basis. The registration fee is a non-refundable £50. If a place is offered a deposit of £600 will secure your child's place (this is deducted from the final bill).


Assessment

Children will have an informal assessment before being offered a place at the Oratory Prep School. We find this process mutually beneficial; it allows us to find out more about your child before they start at the school, and enables us to find the class that is right for them. It also allows your child to experience life at the OPS and begin to meet their new friends. We invite our families to bring their children to the school for a morning on a day convenient to them. 


Assessment Day

We would ask you to drop your children off at the school at around 9am with a copy of their latest school report. Your child will spend about an hour with a classroom teacher being assessed on their reading, writing, comprehension and maths. This process is very informal and carried out in such a way that your child will not know they are being assessed.


After their assessment, they will be assigned a class buddy and spend the morning with their peers in the classroom. Children are then ready for collection at 12pm or they can stay for lunch and a play.


For further information about our admissions process, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Cordelia Atkinson, at c.atkinson@oratoryprep.co.uk

Finding out more

Location
Goring Heath, Reading, Oxfordshire, RG8 7SF
Contact
0118 9844511
Email Web

Key Facts

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events