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Welcome from the Headmaster

Welcome to our website, and welcome to our school in what are exciting times at Cothill House! After 150 years as a dedicated and successful prep boarding school, we have now opened applications for day places from September 2023.

Why are we doing this? Well, the world is a different place to what it was 150 years ago - and what some of today’s parents are looking for in terms of a Prep School education for their sons has changed too - so we will adapt and develop to meet their expectations without losing our special ethos, ambition and community. 

We will remain loyal to our boarding heritage and continue to offer an exciting, extensive and enriching education to our full boarding pupils.

  • Spears Logo
  • Independent Schools of the Year 2021 Finalists Award
  • Independent Schools of the Year 2019 Award
  • Good Schools Guide
  • IAPS Member

What’s New

  • Headmaster's message following the death of Her Majesty The Queen

  • Cheltenham College Racquets Day

  • Year 6 Wildlife Park Trip

  • Abingdon Junior Athletics Event

  • IAPS Indoor Skiing Championships 2022

  • Polo - SUPA Junior Schools National Championships

  • This week's Cothillian of the Week is Charlie. From our lowest year, he has exemplified what it means to be helpful and is already a true Cothillian in every sense of the word. Well done!

  • Congratulations to Teo for being awarded his football colours during this morning's assembly

  • A lovely chapel service this morning by Rev Ashton focusing on the importance of Advent

  • @DowneHouse thank you so much for hosting our boys for the Year 7 social last night. From the dancing contests, to the pizza, to the opportunity to meet new people - it was brilliant. We look forward to hosting you soon!

  • Thanks to the team at Church Farm ( for having our boys over for a tour. A great way to spend a Sunday learning, cooking and eating!

  • It's safe to say that football fever has gripped the school!

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