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Welcome to Chandlings

Chandlings is a leading co-educational prep school for children aged 2-11 set within 60 acres of beautiful grounds yet just five miles from Oxford itself. Alongside such an enviable location, we pride ourselves on exceptional academic achievement, genuine pastoral care and superb facilities. Our teachers are passionate about education and our children are curious, creative and independent.

We offer impressive sports facilities, a huge range of extra-curricular activities and extensive private rural surroundings that include a low-ropes course in the Bluebell Wood, lakes and even Pygmy Goats in the Orchard! We consistently gain outstanding academic results to highly selective senior schools and with our class sizes we ensure that our children are both challenged and inspired. With us, your son or daughter will discover themselves and make memories to last them forever.

Christine Cook,

Virtual Tour

This tour will give you a small taste of what our pupils enjoy each day. However, the best way to get a true sense of all that is on offer at Chandlings is to visit and find out why our children love coming to school.

What people say about Chandlings

Chandlings has outstanding academic and pastoral success producing well rounded balanced children who are extremely well prepared not just for the next stage of education, but for the rest of their lives - what a great foundation for our children.


Pupils’ achievement is excellent, including in the EYFS. The school provides pupils with a strong education foundation to gain a life-long love of learning.

ISI Report

There is an eye on the ‘whole’ child, with a dedicated cookery school.. creative art and DT departments and plenty of outdoor learning. Much use is made of the grounds, even for academic teaching.

Good Schools Guide


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