Shiplake College

Oxfordshire
Boys (11 - 18)
Girls (16 - 18)
Day
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding
Flexi Boarding
Shiplake College

Shiplake College is an HMC independent day and boarding school for boys aged 11-18 and girls aged 16-18. Flexi, weekly and full boarding is available from 11+ (Year 7). The College is situated on the banks of the River Thames, just outside Henley-on-Thames. Shiplake is going fully co-educational and will welcome girls into Year 7 from 2023.

About the school

Whilst Shiplake College has evolved and moved forward since its founding in 1959, many principles remain the same. We aim to admit a well-balanced intake of pupils with a variety of skills and talents, be they in the classroom, on the sports field, in the theatre or the Chapel. We look for young men and women who will take the opportunities that they are given and grasp them with both hands. We challenge the pupils in our care to help them move on to bigger and better things. We firmly believe that in addition to a solid academic grounding, sporting, social and cultural achievement is vital to a pupil’s long-term development. Shiplake offers a wide range of challenging enrichment activities to ensure an all-round education.

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 120 (11 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 18 (16 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 478 (195 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £6670 to £8375/term
  • Boarding Fees: £7875 to £12420/term

Open Days

18th September, 09:00 - 12:00

Whole College Open Event

Open events include a tour of the College (normally by a current pupil), presentations and an opportunity to speak with staff. The event will run in line with any COVID restrictions in place at the time.
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9th October, 09:00 - 12:00

Sixth Form Open Event

Open events include a tour of the College (normally by a current pupil), presentations and an opportunity to speak with Heads of Department about Sixth Form subject choices. The event will run in line with any COVID restrictions in place at the time.
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Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

Scholarships

Each year, Shiplake College offers a number of scholarships and exhibitions to reward excellence and to celebrate exceptional talent. Scholarships are offered to pupils demonstrating outstanding academic ability or excellence in a major co-curricular domain. Each year, Shiplake College offers a number of scholarships and exhibitions to reward excellence and to celebrate exceptional talent. Scholarships are offered to pupils demonstrating outstanding academic ability or excellence in a major co-curricular domain.

Year 7 (11+)

  • Academic
  • Music
  • Sports (All-Round)

Year 9 (13+)

  • Academic
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Sport (All-Round)

Year 12 (16+)

  • Academic
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Sport (Rowing, Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Netball)

Financial Assistance

The College Governors are committed to broadening access to the school by offering means-tested financial support to eligible parents or guardians to assist with the payment of school fees. Such support is known as a bursary and may be awarded in the form of a discount on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants.

Bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial needs of the family. In applying for a bursary families will be asked to complete a financial disclosure form which will followed up by a home visit from the independent Bursary Administration Company. They will then provide the College with a detailed report on the family’s financial situation. Bursary applications must be submitted in line with the normal application process for a place at the College.

Fees Information

Fees 2020-21

Years 9-13

  • Full Boarding: £12,450 per term
  • Weekly Boarding: £11,690 per term (up to 6 nights a week)
  • Flexi-Boarding: £9,575 per term (up to 2 nights a week)
  • Day: £8,375 per term (includes £600 of meal charges)
  • Overnight Stay: £63 per night

Years 7-8

  • Full Boarding: £12,450 per term
  • Weekly Boarding: £9,350 per term (up to 4 nights a week)
  • Flexi-Boarding: £7,875 (up to 2 nights a week)
  • Day: £6,670 per term (includes £600 of meal charges)
  • Overnight Stay: £63 per night

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Admissions Process

Shiplake College does not select on the grounds of academic ability alone. Applications are welcome from all pupils who have the potential to make the most of the wealth of opportunities that Shiplake can offer. Our assessment process is therefore designed to identify boys and girls who have a genuine interest in education that stretches beyond the confines of the academic curriculum, and will therefore benefit from our balanced and well rounded education. In return, they are expected to make a positive contribution towards many aspects of College life.

The entry assessment process requires no specific preparation. All candidates start on an equal footing, with identical opportunities to display their academic aptitude and other skills. Shiplake College’s aim is to encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. This enriches our community and is vital in preparing our pupils for the modern world.

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Finding out more

Location
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4BW
Contact
0118 940 2455
Email Web

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 120 (11 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 18 (16 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 478 (195 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £6670 to £8375/term
  • Boarding Fees: £7875 to £12420/term
  • ISI Inspection Report

Open Days

18th September, 09:00 - 12:00

Whole College Open Event

Open events include a tour of the College (normally by a current pupil), presentations and an opportunity to speak with staff. The event will run in line with any COVID restrictions in place at the time.
Find out more

9th October, 09:00 - 12:00

Sixth Form Open Event

Open events include a tour of the College (normally by a current pupil), presentations and an opportunity to speak with Heads of Department about Sixth Form subject choices. The event will run in line with any COVID restrictions in place at the time.
Find out more