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Elstree School Reading, Berkshire Visit
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Elstree School
Reading
225 pupils, ages 3-13
Mixed
Day and Boarding

Elstree School

Elstree has managed to bottle everything there is to celebrate about a prep-school education: traditional values, impeccable manners, muddy knees, flexi boarding, academic aspiration, a strong Christian ethos – and it’s filled with blissfully normal, well-rounded children. This one has long been a stalwart on the country-prep scene – but change has been afoot: Elstree has accepted girls all the way up to 13 (the pre-prep has always been co-educational) since September 2020, with the latest intake adding greater impetus to the school’s family-friendly spirit that’s...
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  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Nursery£3,950
    Reception£3,950
    Year 1£3,950
    Year 2£3,950
    Year 3£6,050
    Year 4£6,980
    Year 5£6,980
    Year 6£7,250
    Year 7£7,250
    Year 8£7,250
    Boarding fees per term

    Nursery-
    Reception-
    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3-
    Year 4£9,430
    Year 5£9,430
    Year 6£9,700
    Year 7£9,700
    Year 8£9,700




    Bursaries
    Elstree offers means-tested bursaries of up to 100 per cent of fees to new students who qualify, as well as existing students whose financial circumstances have changed. Applications are judged against suitability, both academically and with respect to wider school life, as well as need. The application process contains the usual full financial history and home visit and is subject to an annual review.

    For more information and a link to the school’s bursary policy, click here:

    elstreeschool.org.uk/admissions/bursary-awards

    Bursary contact:
    Bursar Geoff Arthur
    garthur@elstreeschool.org.uk
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School Updates

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Address
Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire RG7 5TD

Contact
office@elstreeschool.org.uk
01189 713302

Website
elstreeschool.org.uk

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