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Papplewick School
210 pupils, ages 6-13
Boys only
Day and Boarding

Papplewick School

A Swallows and Amazons nirvana (without the boats), this traditional all-boys prep is quirky and fun with an extremely kind heart. It is non-selective at intake but very strong academically: a whopping number head for Eton, Harrow and Winchester. You won’t find in-your-face grandeur here but you will find positive values, enthusiasm, humour and teaching beyond compare.

Around 15 per cent of the 210 boys are from overseas and boarding is key. Day pupils start aged six – with a fleet of minibuses from west London complementing the local contingent – and build up ...
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  • Senior school destinations

  • Scholarships for senior schools


    Academic4Eton College, Winchester College
    Music4 Eton College, Sherborne School, Pangbourne College, Holme Grange
    Sport1 Wellington College
    Art3 Harrow School, Tonbridge School,
    Other2 King's Scholarships Eton College

  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 1-
    Year 2£5,705
    Year 3£7,470
    Year 4£7,470
    Year 5£7,920
    Year 6£7,920
    Year 7-
    Year 8-
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3£10,310
    Year 4£10,310
    Year 5£10,310
    Year 6£10,310
    Year 7£10,246
    Year 8£10,310

    International boarding fee (Year 5 and up): £11,560 per term

    Papplewick offers supplementary means-tested bursaries as a part of its existing scholarship scheme, with the potential of a 50 per cent fee reduction split between a scholarship (up to 15 per cent) and a bursary (up to 35 per cent). These awards are for boys between six and 11 who excel at art, music, sport or another discipline that would likely qualify them to apply for a similar scholarship at senior school.

    The school also offers limited support for children of personnel in the armed forces.

    See below for further details:

    Bursary contact:
    Registrar Mrs Rebecca Lindley
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School Updates

  • Papplewick Open Morning - Saturday 5th February 2022

  • Papplewick Lower School run the racecourse to raise money for Sebastian's Action Trust

    Papplewick boys in the Lower School (years 2,3, and 4) ran 1.4 miles around Ascot Racecourse at the end of this term to raise £500 for Sebastian's Action Trust.
  • A touch of Victorian England in the run up to Christmas with 'Oliver'

  • Papplewick boy's art on display at Ascot Station

  • Papplewick First Choir sing at Sonning church service dedicating new organ unveiled by former Prime Minister Theresa May with preacher Lord Carey former Archbishop of Canterbury

  • Papplewick football season gets off to grand start with tournament successes

  • Bumper Macmillan coffee morning at Papplewick with bakers in full force

  • Papplewick boys succeed once again in scholarships including two King's Scholarships to Eton College

  • Nelson Mandela's prison guard Christo Brand talks to Papplewick

  • "If it is to be, it is up to me" - No Parents Required!

  • Papplewick's International Granny's Chocolate Cake Bake Off

  • Papplewick donates football boots to Mumba's Children's Project

  • WATCH: Hear a parent talk about their experience of Papplewick

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Windsor Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7LH

01344 621488


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Term Dates

Open Days

Open days and how to visit View Open Days Register for open Day

Open Morning
05 February 2022
Open Morning
14 May 2022

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