Schools in Wiltshire
Berkshire certainly has its fair share of well-renowned schools.
Near Reading, The Oratory School has great facilities and firmly recognises the importance of extra-curricular activities and nearby Pangbourne College with its naval history is proud to be different and excels in sport. The popular Bradfield College is unique, making up virtually the entire village, and Wellington College takes a different approach to education which seems to be working wonders. There are also competitive grammar schools in Reading itself; Reading Boys & Kendrick Girls.
Near Newbury, Cheam boasts royal alumni and achieves a high number of scholarships to local renowned senior schools, as does Thorngrove. Elstree achieves great results and does particularly well in art and music. Small, individual and traditional prep schools Horris Hill and Brockhurst & Marlston House remain very popular. At senior level, Downe House girls’ school offers great accommodation and teaching as well as producing county and national level sports players.
Elsewhere, Eton College needs no introduction, Wokingham’s Ludgrove prep is well known for its intellectual and sporting achievements, as well as its content pupils; and St John’s Beaumont prep, in Windsor, concentrates on hands-on learning, with excellent results.
Dotted in delightful villages across the county are many great state primaries. These include Brimpton, Hampstead Norreys, Compton, Englefield, St. Finian’s Catholic, Welford and Wickham and Yattendon.