Day Oxfordshire

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.

Year Founded 1994
Inspection Report
Charity Commission

Chandlings has a total of 313 pupils.

Day pupil fees are from £3520 to £5540, per term.

180 Day Boys
(2- 11)
133 Day Girls
(2- 11)

About Chandlings

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 science, art, music, Design Technology and cookery facilities.

Our children enjoy impressive sports facilities and extensive private rural surroundings that include a low-ropes course in the bluebell wood, a designated woodland area for our nursery children and even a lake where the children can enjoy pond-dipping as part of their science lessons. Our school provides an excellent all-round education. We’re especially proud of gaining outstanding academic results to highly selective senior schools, within a warm and secure learning environment. Small class sizes throughout the school years enable focused teaching to take place and ensure that our children are both challenged and inspired to progress their learning. Each child is well prepared for each stage of their education and we always take time to talk to parents about this journey.

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

Admissions Process

Reception and Nursery

There is no formal assessment for entry into Nursery and Reception. Once registered the children can come and spend time with their class for Taster Mornings from 9-10.30am

Years 1- 6

Children are invited to spend a Taster Day with us during which time they will complete assessments in English and Mathematics.

For further information regarding the Admissions process please contact:

Admissions Registrar 

Francesca Gentili

tel: 01865 730771




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News from Chandlings

Forthcoming Open Days

  • Meet the Head Tour

    9:30 -11:00

    You will enjoy a tour of the school with our Year 6 tour guides who will inform you about all the goings on here at Chandlings Prep School. At the end of the tour you can enjoy some refreshments and the chance to meet the Head and other members of staff.

  • Early Years Easter Open Morning

    9:30 -11:00

    Our Nursery also hold Open Mornings for all Early Years children under 5.  This is for children who want to either come to our Nursery or enter at Reception.  Children will have the chance to experience a little bit of life at Chandlings.  You will see some lessons in action and at our next Easter Open Morning  there might even be a chance to go hunting for eggs! Do also ask us about our places for Reception and other Years.