Oratory Preparatory School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

2 - 13
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Day, Weekly and Full Boarding
Boarding Type
Scholarship Status
Day Fees Per Term
Pupils with SEN support

Co-educational nursery

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Goring Heath
+44 (0)118 984 4511

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School Description

We are a Catholic day and boarding school for boys and girls from age 2 to 13 which welcomes children of all denominations and faiths. Our extensive academic curriculum is supported by a wide-ranging activity programme and a high quality of pastoral care. We are concerned for the whole child, not just in the classroom but in every aspect of their daily lives.

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Last update: 21 June 2023

There are various ways that you can visit the school. We hold full Open Mornings in the Lent (Spring), Summer and Michaelmas (Autumn) terms.


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  The ‘Prep’ part of the school begins in Year 3, when the children move on from Pre-Prep and is a natural point for more children to join the school too. There are usually three classes in each year group from Years 3 to 8 when the majority of pupils will leave us to continue their educational journey at their chosen senior schools.   The Prep school is further divided into two departments: The Juniors (Years 3 to 5) and the Seniors (Years 6 to 8). Within our school community, we aim to provide a full and rewarding education by cultivating wide interests and individual gifts in a happy, relaxed atmosphere. Whilst academic success is at the heart of what we are trying to achieve through the basic curriculum of the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum, it is through the whole school curriculum, which consists of every activity planned by the school that we hope to prepare our pupils in the broadest possible sense. Every aspect of the wide and varied programme we offer will play a part in the overall development of each child.
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  • To provide a nurturing, class based environment in which children can develop academically and socially.
  • To monitor progress and identify children needing extra provision (Learning Support & Gifted &Talented) across the year groups.
  • To prepare children for the Senior Department, by laying the foundations in terms of expectations of behaviour and standards of work.
  • To provide a supportive network to staff (teaching and support staff), by sharing good practise, resources and expertise.
  • To develop the pastoral care for every child and to provide a supportive, unified approach to discipline and behaviour.
  • To develop strong links between home-school and keep parents informed about how they can support their child
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Oratory Preparatory School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.