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The Oratory Prep School

The Oratory Prep School

  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep
  • Prep
  • 200 to 400 pupils
  • The Oratory Prep School is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 to 13 near Reading. The school is set within 65 acres of countryside and aims to nurture happy, balanced, confident and inquisitive children.

    Headmaster Andrew De Silva says: 'At The Oratory Prep School, we are proud of the work of all our children and are passionate about ensuring their emotional and social wellbeing, so that they can thrive in the classroom and in a variety of other fields – whether in Orchestra, Choir or on the Rugby field. Our Co-Curricular offer will, I’m sure, continue our drive for excellence and curiosity.'

    'The privilege of the dedicated staff team is to inspire all our children to dream. Through our positive relationships and collective hard work, we strive for these dreams to become a reality.'

    Inspection reports

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    The school was last inspected in November 2021. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.

    The school is owned by Bellevue Education. Read more on the Bellevue Education website.

    What makes The Oratory Prep different?

    Attain asked the school, what makes The Oratory Prep different – and why should parents consider it?

    Rated 'Excellent' in our 2021 ISI Inspection, we are a leading independent day and boarding Catholic school, which holds our children at its core.

    Set within 65 acres of South Oxfordshire countryside, our pupils benefit from an excellent education, enriched by outstanding facilities, including extensive woodland, ponds and adventure playgrounds.

    Our impressive scholarship record provides testament to the hard work of the whole school family and, whilst our vision is to provide outstanding learning opportunities for all, we are conscious of the importance to strike the right educational balance, so that our children are prepared for their future endeavours, whilst very much enjoying the journey that they are embarking on. This is crucial in our ever-changing global climate.

    "How can you say, 'the sky's the limit', when there are footsteps on the moon?"

    The quote above epitomises education for our Headmaster and the school. All children are unique, special, and have their own talents and gifts. Here at The Oratory Prep School, we look forward to working with you and your child to ensure that his or her learning journey continues – not only in a way that challenges them intellectually, but in a manner that inspires their curiosity and enables them to dream.

    Open Days

    The best way to find out more about any school is to visit. The next event for prospective parents is:

    Open Morning, Friday 10th February

    Discover more about The Oratory Prep School by visiting for the next Open Morning between 9.30am and 11.30am.

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    Contact Details

    Goring Heath, Reading, Oxfordshire, RG8 7SF

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