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Cothill House

Cothill House

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Welcome from the Headmaster

Set in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, just outside Oxford, Cothill House has been providing an inspirational all-round boarding education and unrivalled opportunities for boys aged 8-13 for 150 years.

Established in 1870, Cothill is recognised globally as one of the country’s leading boys’ boarding prep schools with an exceptional record of preparing boys for the top public schools.

Our aim is to foster every boy’s happiness, confidence and individual passions, helping them to achieve their potential, to cultivate their love of learning and to stimulate their love of life. Cothill boys flourish in an environment where hard work, integrity and originality are both valued and rewarded.

  • Spears Logo
  • Independent Schools of the Year 2021 Finalists Award
  • Independent Schools of the Year 2019 Award

What’s New

  • Our entries for the Royal Mail Heroes Stamp Design Competition are ready to go. The boys loved celebrating their covid heroes, from supermums to Captain Tom. #ThankyouNHS #keyworkers @RoyalMailStamps @RoyalMail

  • Well done to our juniors on their fantastic play 'Star Warts'. One of our talented artists, August, did this quick sketch of the set. @CothillMusic #weloveboarding #juniorplay

  • "I wanted to extend a massive thank you on behalf of FareShare to everyone at Cothill House. By raising over £16,500 you have helped us put much-needed meals on the table. Your support that has made all the difference Becky Ettinger, Head of Fundraising, FareShare

  • Thank you @CothillHouse for a fantastic cricket festival. Fun and laughter had by all.

  • Our senior art club spent the afternoon exploring the @RadleyGallery and the 'Beyond the Curtain of Reality' exhibition with works by Lucy Stopford and Johannes von Stumm.Thank you @RadleyArtDept for a lovely afternoon. Lucky boys!

  • Full time Science, Maths & Latin teacher vacancies. Please see current vacancies at

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