Private Prep School Oxfordshire

Founded in 1951, Windrush Valley Prep School Oxfordshire is an independent private prep school based in Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire.  Our rural location provides access to all the amenities of a beautiful Cotswold village, including the 11th century church, and playing fields.  The school is registered with the Department for Education (DfE) for both nursery and primary education; the Independent Schools Council (ISC); and the Independent Schools Association (ISA). It is routinely inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). 

We believe that every child deserves the best possible start. With class sizes currently averaging 14, our pupils receive one-to-one attention, and the highest standards of education. We build self-esteem, self-confidence and independence, preparing boys and girls aged 3-11 for a successful future in either the independent or state senior school sectors. Over the last 25 years all pupils have passed their senior school entry examination and attended their chosen secondary school.

The school is ranked in the Top 30 Best Prep Schools in England by the Sunday Times and has received an Award for Excellence by the Independent School Association. Our affordable fees underpins our commitment to make educational excellence accessible to as many children as possible.

We deliver academic and behavioural excellence. As a Private Prep School we provide an inspiring and stimulating curriculum is delivered within a nurturing, supportive and positive environment, and includes; literacy, language, mathematics, science, technology, human & social, sports, art and music. In addition, adventure trips and foreign residential weeks away, further enrich the curriculum and the children’s life-experience.

All children regularly play in the school band, perform in musicals on stage, compete in public speaking competitions and sing in the choir. Our sporting pedigree has resulted in children competing at the highest level in swimming, athletics and cross country. For the last 10 years, our pupils have competed at a national level at the Independent Schools Association championship.



Here at Windrush Valley Prep School Oxfordshire, we are able to deliver excellent education through highly qualified teachers and support staff. Click here to find out more about or staff and staff vacancies.


School Ethos

We believe that every child deserves the best possible start. We build self-esteem, self-confidence and independence; preparing our pupils for a successful future in either the independent or state senior School sectors.

If you want to give your child the best possible start – excellence starts here. Private Prep School Oxfordshire.



Windrush Valley Prep School Oxfordshire is part of the Ingenio Group of Schools. Ingenio Education Limited is registered in England (Number 11079121). Our proprietor is:

Ms Jacqueline Chung
Ingenio Education Limited
2 Regan Way, Chetwynd Business Park, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 6RZ
Tel: 020 8144 7115

The Proprietor is represented in school by the Chair of Governors and Advisory Board: Mrs Rhonda Higgs. Mrs Higgs can be contacted via the school.