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Cothill House

Cothill House

CourageOriginalityTeamworkHumourIntegrityLove of LearningLove of Life

Welcome from the Headmaster

Set in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, just outside Oxford, Cothill House provides an inspirational all-round boarding education and unrivalled opportunities for boys aged 8-13.

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.

Our aim is to foster every boy’s happiness, confidence and individual passions, helping them to achieve their potential, to cultivate their love of learning and to stimulate their love of life. Cothill boys flourish in an environment where hard work, integrity and originality are both valued and rewarded.

  • Independent Schools of the Year 2019 Award
  • tes Independent School awards 2020 shortlisted
  • Cricketer Schools Guide 2020

What’s New

  • RT @cothillsport: Congratulations to Ali who was Awarded with his first 11 football colours to A rapturous reception today #football #sport...

  • RT @CothillMusic: Here's George sporting a harness so he can walk and play his tuba at the same time #multitasking #catwalk

  • RT @CothillScience: We dissected a pheasant, looking especially at the heart and lungs. Sadly the breasts were riddled with shot so no dinn...

  • We are delighted to have been shortlisted for #TesISAwards 'Best use of technology award', celebrating our innovative education and use of Virtual & Augmented Reality in our inspirational curriculum #proud #enrichedlearning #cothilllife

  • Throughout 2020 we will be celebrating 150 years of outstanding education. We will be hosting a range of exciting events to bring our whole community, past and present, together. Visit to find out more and buy tickets #proudtobecothillian @CothillTrust

  • RT @CothillScience: The Ms getting to grips with microscopes and cells. #Cheeky #ILoveBoarding

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