School Data

Gender Boys
Age 8 - 13
Type Boarding
Size 200 pupils
Bursaries Available
Headteacher: Duncan Bailey

Open Days & Events

We run several annual open events for prospective parents and their families. These are relaxed and informal events and visitors are all very welcome to come and experience a little of life at Cothill House first hand.

Visits & Open Days

Scholarships & Bursaries

The Cothill Trust Trustees are committed to providing bursaries.The Forces allowance is 20% for serving members of the UK Forces in receipt of boarding CEA.

Contact Cothill

Contact Details

Cothill House

Cothill, Oxfordshire, OX13 6JL

Cothill House

Cothill, Oxfordshire, OX13 6JL

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.

Head's Welcome

Our aim is to foster each boy’s happiness, confidence and individual passions, helping each one to achieve their potential, to cultivate their love of learning and to stimulate their love of life.


There is tremendous breadth to a Cothill education with recognised excellence in sports, music and the arts. Cothill boys flourish in an environment where hard work, integrity and originality are both valued and rewarded.

Taught by outstanding, enthusiastic and committed staff, boys are encouraged to ‘get stuck in’, to challenge themselves and, as a result, to thrive within our vibrant community.

A unique element of the School’s offer is the term 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.

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