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As a leading Independent day school, we educate boys and girls aged 2-11 within our 60 acres of beautiful grounds; located in idyllic Oxfordshire countryside, yet just five miles from Oxford itself.

Alongside such an enviable location, we pride ourselves on exceptional academic achievement, genuine pastoral care and empathy, and superb facilities. These include bright modern classrooms as well as state-of-the-art rooms for Science, Art, Music, Design and Food Technology. Not forgetting our impressive sports facilities and extensive private rural surroundings that include a low-ropes course in the bluebell wood.

With us, your son or daughter has a world of opportunity to realise their true potential.

    Head's Welcome

    "When I began as Head here in January 2018, it felt just like coming home. I worked at Chandlings as a teacher when the school originally opened in 1994 - and I stayed for a further 12 years. Now that I've returned, this school is closer to my heart than ever. I am keen for you and your child to think the same way about this special place, too. Surrounded by an idyllic 60 acres of gorgeous Oxfordshire countryside, we have retained a small-school ethos, despite now having over 350 pupils. That means creating a nurturing environment in which we achieve exceptional academic results whereby children learn almost without realising; while enjoying all the fun, extra-curricular opportunities so vital to their wellbeing.
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    We are delighted to welcome your child to Nursery at Chandlings Prep. We take care that all the children develop at their own pace. Their development plan is as individual as they are. We aim to develop their love of learning, fostering young minds in all aspects of their Nursery life. Nursery is a truly wonderful experience for your child, It is a privilege for our Nursery team to be a part of these precious and memorable years of your child’s life
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    Future Schools

    We’re tremendously proud of the outstanding academic achievements of our children. It’s why we continue to receive offers to the most highly acclaimed senior schools in Oxfordshire and beyond. This year, in particular, with all the challenges that the pandemic and online learning has brought we are delighted that 100% of our Year 6 cohort had offers from their first choice school.
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    The Wellbeing of our children and excellent pastoral care is at the heart of our learning philosophy. Every child is valued as an individual and our talented and caring team of staff work together to ensure that they continually listen and support them, in developing the skills for a successful life. Wellbeing is integral to school life at Chandlings. We promote positive mental and physical health so that our children leave us as confident and happy individuals with a wellbeing toolkit ready to take on their next challenges. We have embedded an ethos where mental health and emotional wellbeing is regarded as the responsibility of all.
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    Outdoor Learning

    Fresh air, fun & friendship Our school is set in 60 blissful acres of grounds and we believe our children deserve to make the most of them - by playing and exploring their natural surroundings. That’s why our children spend a lot of school time outdoors: supporting our curriculum lessons, playing, or taking part in a numerous clubs and activities at lunchtime or before and after school. In fact, the outdoors is integral to everything we do. Our children enjoy regular lunchtime picnics under their year group’s specially adopted tree. Meanwhile the Nursery has its own designated woodland area for play and older children spend time in the Bluebell woods where they’re free to build dens and explore. They can also pond-dip from the pontoon, use the purpose-built bird hide, or test their skills on our newly-built low ropes course! It’s all part of letting our children discover what they love and excel at outside the classroom.
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