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Cothill House

Cothill House


The Cothill House Admissions process is very straightforward. 

We recommend starting the process by calling Jane Woodcock, the Registrar, to request a prospectus, a registration form and to make an appointment to see the school. A visit to the school will then provide a great opportunity to see the school and experience Cothill’s unique atmosphere first hand. At the visit you will meet the Headmaster, Duncan Bailey, and then be given a highly engaging and informative tour by the boys.  A member of the Senior Management Team will also be on hand to answer questions. After the tour, the Headmaster will answer any further questions you may have and his wife, Maria, will discuss the school’s approach to pastoral care.  

Registered boys will be contacted approximately 16 months before their start date and invited to our summer Open Day. They will also be invited to our assessment morning, typically held in early November. The assessment  morning 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 as they really are. 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 House has to offer.

Jane Woodcock

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

Boys typically join Cothill in Years 4 and 5, although occasionally places are available in older year groups.

Please contact Jane using the contact details:

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

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.

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