Pangbourne College is a small, independent boarding and day school with a unique history and a bright future. It’s a community where you can flourish; our small size allows us to get to know each student individually, ensuring that they are nurtured as they grow academically and socially.
Our Flag Values of kindness, selflessness, moral courage, initiative, industry, resilience, and integrity underpin all we do as a College. They are rooted in our Christian ethos and go a long way to prepare our pupils for life’s challenges and the responsibilities of adulthood. Our aim is to equip Pangbournians with the strongest possible foundations for their future.
Providing a challenging academic curriculum, we also offer plenty of co-curricular opportunities for sport, music, art, drama and adventurous training, so that each individual fulfils their potential and develops confidence, values and skills to make a positive difference to the world.
The campus is set in 230 acres of beautiful West Berkshire countryside, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and yet we are just 10 minutes from Junction 12 of the M4 motorway. We are also on the mainline rail network between Oxford (30 minutes) and London Paddington (45 minutes). Daily school transport services are available from Ascot, Basingstoke, Henley/Wargrave, Maidenhead, Newbury and Wantage.
In November 2019, the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) rated the college as ‘Excellent’ for both the academic and personal development of its pupils. It said: ‘Pupils demonstrate exemplary attitudes to learning: they respond to academic challenge with energy and purpose.’
In June 2021, we were shortlisted for the ‘Co-educational Independent School of the Year’ category in the Independent Schools of the Year 2021 Awards.
The Good Schools Guide describes us as: ‘A small, distinctive, grounded and family-oriented school that puts huge emphasis on self-discipline, teamwork and leadership. Caring and supportive, Pangbourne buzzes with activity and encourages every pupil to have a go.’
We welcome applications from children from a variety of backgrounds and educational experience, who demonstrate the potential to make the very best of the opportunities that Pangbourne offers. We want our community to be inclusive and reflect the world outside of school.
We are not an academically selective school, but we are discerning in our selection process. Therefore, our assessment process is designed to identify your child’s core strengths and skills, both inside and outside of the classroom.
The only way to experience the authentic Pangbourne is to visit us and enjoy a tour of the College and speak to pupils and staff here. They will give you real insight into what Pangbourne is today. We would encourage you to join us on one of our Open Mornings, held in Autumn and Spring, or one of our popular Head’s Breakfasts.
‘As we looked at other schools it became really clear to us that Pangbourne educates and nurtures your child as an individual, for who they are. Pangbourne really sees your child and understands and nurtures them, both academically and pastorally, in a way that works for them and for the wider family.’
Abi Williamson, A Parent
- Senior School, Sixth Form
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