THE Wind in the Willows-style riverside setting of Moulsford Prep School, surrounded by 30 acres of
THE Wind in the Willows-style riverside setting of Moulsford Prep School, surrounded by 30 acres of grounds, provides an idyllic environment for a boys’ prep school and a different dimension to school life.
Boys regularly venture up the Thames to “Goose Poo Island” in kayaks and canoes or have a history lesson re-enacting the Battle of Trafalgar on the river.
Adventurous activities abound. As well as a Forest School for the pre-prep and an indoor climbing wall, there are plenty of opportunities for fire building, making bows and arrows and initiative and command tasks, among others.
Boys really can be boys at Moulsford and they take full advantage of their natural surroundings.
The clear focus of Moulsford is on all-round achievement and helping boys to find their individual strengths and talents, most importantly in the classroom but also on the sports field, in the performing and creative arts and more generally as considerate and well-mannered citizens who contribute positively to their community.
Boys mainly join Moulsford in reception and year 3, although occasionally spaces become available in other year groups.
Flexi and weekly boarding is optional from year 5 (age 10) to help prepare those choosing senior boarding schools.
Pupils are prepared for 13+ Common Entrance or scholarship entry to top independent schools, such as Eton, Harrow, Radley, Wellington, Marlborough, St Edward’s Oxford and Bradfield, while a sizeable portion choose more local options including Abingdon, Magdalen College School, Pangbourne and Shiplake.
A daily bus service runs to and from Shiplake via Henley, with minibus routes bringing pupils from Tidmarsh via Pangbourne and from Watlington.