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Cothill House

Cothill House

Headmaster's Welcome

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.

There is tremendous breadth to a Cothill education with excellence in sports, music and the arts. Taught by outstanding, enthusiastic and committed staff, boys are encouraged to ‘get stuck in’ and challenge themselves. As a result, Cothill boys learn the benefits of teamwork, grow in courage and thrive within our vibrant community.

A unique element of the School's offer is the time boys spend at the  Château de Sauveterre, where they are immersed in the culture and language of the Gers in the south of France and gain an unforgettable life experience.

Celebrating our boys, our staff, our ethos and values, our website offers a small taste of life at Cothill House. However, the best way to get a true sense of all that is on offer at our remarkable school is to visit - Maria and I would be delighted to meet you.

Duncan Bailey


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