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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

  • It's never too brisk to go sailing. We love the Santa hat too! https://t.co/qPnDZ2dnuQ

  • Today we hosted the annual Thorneloe Cup senior poetry recital competition. The winner was Edward with a stirring rendition of O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman. We were honoured to have Mrs Thorneloe on hand to award the prize #poetry #thorneloe https://t.co/Y4OExXPXn3

  • The frost has arrived at Cothill https://t.co/4eASzeP5jV

  • Thank you to our friends @TudorHallSchool and @TeddiesOxford for joining our boys for some Scottish reeling tonight. We look forward to meeting up again in February #reeling #dumspirospero

  • Our winner of the Cothillian of the Week? It's Pinty from the 6s. Well done for being such a great all-round person. We are very proud of you! https://t.co/9BEkK32H0L

  • Today's Music Recital in the New Hall was a roaring success and a wonderful way to start the exeat #dumspirospero https://t.co/4iUHIKKxlk

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