Radley College

A Radley education is for life – its caring, close-knit community, founded on Christian and holistic values, has always inspired boys to become outstanding young men, passionate about what they do, and with the qualities and character to create a profound and lasting impact on those around them and on the world in which they live.

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    Radley College

    Radley College is now one of the only three remaining full boarding schools for boys aged between 13 and 18. Founded nearly 175 years ago the School is proud of its tradition and yet is celebrated for its innovation and dynamism. The school is renowned for added value, outstanding pastoral care and strong community – every boy is known as an individual and the daily evening Chapel and House Cocoa sessions promote the sense of family that is so special to Radley. It is an environment where boys thrive academically and make the most of an enormous range of opportunities on offer – be those our fabulous art and DT rooms or the impressive array of societies and speakers.

    Category: Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Boys

    Type: Boarding

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 736 Boys / 0 Girls

    Boarder Number: 736 - Full Boarding

    Age Range: 13-18 Years

    Founded: 1847

    Location Description


    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr John Moule

    Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

    Tel: 01235 543000

    Email: admissions@radley.org.uk



    Radley College is set in a beautiful 800 acre estate of rural countryside and is just three miles away from Oxford and all that is on offer there. Our 736 boys enjoy outstanding facilities and recent developments have included a new boarding house – L Social, a new science centre, 3 astros, a strength and conditioning centre, brand-new cricket nets including 19 lanes and an indoor rowing tank.

    A Chapel extension has also been underway, and the building re-opened in 2021. A new organ has also been commissioned and will be installed in March 2022.

    We are a school for the all-rounder, we promote academic excellence and intellectual sharpness whilst producing young men who are decent, kind and caring.


    We offer academic, art, drama, music and sport scholarships alongside an All-Rounder award.

    Entrance Requirements


    Academic: this is a two-stage process. Stage 1 – English and Maths papers sat at a candidate’s school in the Lent Term. Stage 2 – shortlisted candidates are invited to Radley for two days to sit papers in Science, Maths, MFL, Latin, Greek, Common Paper (History/Geography and Religious and Ethical Studies) together with two interviews, General and English and fun activities in the evening.

    Art/Drama/Music/Sport: showreels and portfolios are submitted along with references. Practical assessments and interviews are held at Radley in the Lent Term.



    £13,375 per term.

    Further details are available  HERE


    ISC, HMC

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    We hold a series of Visiting Days on several Saturday mornings each term.  Parents of all potential candidates, whether registered or not, are welcome to visit.

    This academic year (September 2021-July 2022) these events are held for parents of boys for entry in 2022 (non registered scholarship entrants),  2023 and 2024.  We expect around 50 families to attend each Visiting Day.

    To book a place, please contact The Registrar, Mrs Vanessa Hammond on 01235 543 174 or admissions@radley.org.uk

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