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  • Oxford Sixth Form College

    Muddy says: A super-central college that specialises in single year GSCEs, B-TECS, A-levels and retakes, with a large cohort of international students.

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    Our Lady’s Abingdon, South Oxon

    A nurturing, pastorally outstanding co-ed Catholic day school in a compact central Abingdon setting, for kids from 3-18.

  • Swanbourne House School, Swanbourne

    Muddy says: A dynamic new head and a strong ambition to rouse this 'sleeping giant' of a lovely rural prep school on the Bucks/Beds borders puts Swanbourne onto my must-see list.

  • St Clare’s, Oxford

    Muddy says: A collegiate-style day and boarding school for 15-19 year olds in central Oxford, with a huge international intake (40 nationalities!), a sole focus on International Baccalaureate and strong results.

  • St Edward’s School

    Muddy says: Looking for a city school? St Edward's School in Summertown, Oxford is a corker, with more than half of the cohort taking the IB rather than A-levels. Read on for the Muddy verdict.

  • Tudor Hall, Banbury, North Oxon

    Muddy says: An small, friendly girl’s secondary boarding/ day school in North Oxon in a beautiful location, there's a welcome emphasis on 'joining in' and good manners.

  • Carrdus School, near Banbury, Oxon

    Muddy says: A small, intimate, 'family' oriented prep school, Carrdus School near Banbury is a good option for those who resolutely don't want to hot-house their kids.

  • Rye St Antony School, Nr Headington, Oxford

    Muddy says: A non-selective day/boarding school for girls 3-18 and boys 3-11 years a mile from central Oxford with a reputation for friendliness and a non-hothousy environment.

  • Moulsford School, Moulsford

    Muddy says: A highly-regarded boy’s prep school in South Oxon in a stonkingly lovely setting on the Thames, with a strong reputation for sport and extracurricular activities.

  • Magdalen College School, Oxford

    Muddy says: An academically outstanding day school for boys 11-18 years and girls 16-18 years in the centre of Oxford.

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