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Cothill House

Cothill House

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Welcome from the Headmaster

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.

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

  • Keep calm and carry on.

  • Amazing work in the Townsend Warner History Prize by Cothill. Well done to all who entered; in particular Johnny who came 89th in the country, Freddie who came 65th and Morgan who came 42nd.

  • Super bowling session last Sunday #strike #SundayFunday #bowling #hqforboysadventure #iloveboarding

  • Interested in visiting Cothill? Our next Open Day is on Saturday 16th May at 10.30am. You can register at

  • Thank you so much to @CothillHouse for hosting an astonishing eight rugby fixtures today. Great rugby played, in spite of the bitter wind.

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