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Cothill House

Cothill House

How to Apply

Boys typically join Cothill in Years 4 and 5, although occasionally places are available in older year groups.The Cothill Admissions process is very straightforward. 

We recommend you start by calling Jane Woodcock, our Registrar, to request a prospectus and to make an appointment to see the school. The school visit will then provide a great opportunity to experience Cothill’s unique atmosphere first hand. You will meet with the Headmaster, Duncan Bailey, and then be given a highly engaging and informative tour by the boys or a member of staff. Duncan will answer any further questions you may have after the tour and his wife, Maria, will be on hand to discuss the school’s approach to pastoral care.  

Our assessment morning is typically at the end of January or early February and includes a variety of group activities and the chance to talk to the teachers one-to-one, before completing short reading, writing and maths tasks. Boys do not require any special preparation for this as the atmosphere is relaxed and informal so we can begin to get to know them. Whilst we are a gently selective school, more than anything, we are looking for boys who will be happy and thrive in a boarding environment and who can make the most of all that Cothill has to offer.

Jane Woodcock, Registrar

Any families who are not able to come in January are most welcome to arrange an assessment at another point in the school year.

Once a place has been offered, parents will be asked to secure their son's place by paying a deposit and completing the school's parental agreement.

Registering for a place

The Cothill House Registration Form can be found below. If you would like to register your son, please print the form and complete in full. It can then be emailed or posted to the Registrar. Registration fees will need to be paid by bank transfer. 

Please contact Jane Woodcock, our Registrar, using the contact details below:

Name: Jane Woodcock
Address: Cothill House, Cothill, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6JL
Telephone:  +44(0) 1865 390800

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