Why Windrush Valley Prep School Oxfordshire

Excellence Starts Here

Why Windrush Valley Private Prep School?


Founded in 1951, Windrush Valley Prep School Oxfordshire is an independent private prep school, based in Ascott-under-Wychwood Oxfordshire, preparing boys and girls aged 3-11 for a successful future in either the independent or state senior school sectors.

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.

As a Private Prep School we provide an inspiring and stimulating curriculum delivered within a nurturing, supportive and positive environment. All pupils from Year 2 upwards have weekly swimming lessons throughout the year and our sporting pedigree has resulted in children competing at the highest level in swimming, athletics and cross country. Children learn to play the recorder and have the opportunity to play in the school band. Our pupils compete in public speaking competitions from an early age and perform in musicals on stage as part of the nativity (for the younger ones) and the Key Stage 2 Annual Performance (for the older pupils). In addition, adventure trips and foreign residential weeks away, further enrich the curriculum and the children’s life-experience.

We are committed to preparing our pupils for the next step by building self-esteem, self-confidence and independence. 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. Over the last 25 years all pupils have passed their senior school entry examination and attended their chosen secondary school.

Our affordable fees underpins our commitment to make educational excellence accessible to as many children as possible.

Every child deserves the best possible start and we believe that excellence starts here.

Small class sizes, great leadership, teachers and staff members plus a well rounded curriculum have made this the best choice for our son who joined Windrush Valley Prep School last year. We have registered our young daughter for this school as well, we wouldn’t go anywhere else now. Thank you Windrush Valley School!

Windrush Valley Prep School is a real gem. My daughter has absolutely flourished during her time so far. The teachers are kind and nurturing and have bought the best out of her in all areas. She skips into school each morning and couldn’t be happier!

Our daughter has blossomed in the short time she has been at the school. She is more confident and has made some lovely friendships. Academically, she is flourishing and enjoys all aspects of the curriculum. She runs into class and doesn’t look back. A heart felt thank you to all the staff who go the extra mile.