Gender:   Mixed
Age:4-13, Boarding 8-13
Type: Boarding, Day School, Flexi-Boarding, Weekly Boarding,
Size:798 Pupils
Head:  Headteacher - Emma Goldsmith

Dragon School
Bardwell Road, Oxford,
Oxfordshire OX2 6SS

Admissions Details

Contact: Dr. Kate Heath

Nearest Airport: London Heathrow

Dragon School

Bardwell Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Tuesday, 21st September we have a place available
The Dragon is a co-educational boarding and day school in Oxford, which offers an outstanding educational experience for both boys and girls from 4 to 13 years. The Dragon’s reputation as a School where every child can find, explore and develop their talents has been well earned. ‘Old Dragons’ go on to be successful in many different fields -Sir John Betjeman, Dame Cressida Dick, Emma Watson and Tom Hiddleston are just a few of the famous alumni.

Head's Welcome

It is important to harness the vitality, imagination and natural curiosity of young people to develop the mindset of ‘why not?’. If this culture of questioning is embedded at an early age it will encourage an enthusiasm to lead a lifetime of learning.  Ardus ad solum ‘reach for the sun’ is the School’s motto and is as relevant today as it was when the school was founded.  We want all of our children to become resilient and ambitious, ready to take on the challenges of being a global citizen of the 21st Century. The Dragon has a well-earned reputation of providing a community which will nurture these characteristics with the values of kindness, courage and respect underpinning all that we do.

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Intellectual and philosophical challenge underpins an expansive academic curriculum, a wonderful programme of sport and an extraordinarily creative programme of music, drama and art. Weekends are now even more exciting thanks to the launch of Dragon QUEST – a Saturday morning enrichment programme. Pupils can choose from a wide variety of options including Film making, cultural outings in Oxford and Paddle boarding on the beautiful River Cherwell.

Boarding remains at the very heart of the school with a flexible range of boarding options starting from age 8. There are ten Junior and Senior boarding houses each run by dedicated Houseparents who create a real ‘home from home’ for the children. Boarders enjoy evening and weekend activities with their friends including external speaker events and a busy afternoon of sports fixtures on Saturdays. In addition to the exeat bus service, there is a new weekly Sunday evening Dragon bus service from London.

Our pupils win numerous scholarships and awards to leading senior schools and families benefit from the bespoke advice and guidance of the Future Schools department. Destination schools include Eton, Harrow, Cheltenham Ladies College, Headington, Dulwich College, Marlborough College, Radley, Rugby School, St Edward’s, Wellington College and Winchester.

Pastoral Care

We pride ourselves on providing a safe and happy environment in which to learn.  An informality and nurturing ethos build trust and children develop a sense of responsibility and respect for others and become well-rounded, confident, independent and motivated individuals. The Dragon recognises that, pastoral care is not merely a complementary practice. This care is inextricably linked with teaching and learning and the structural organisation of the school, promoting pupils’ personal and social development and embedding positive attitudes.

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Watch our boarding video
 
Here is a short film ‘Introducing Emma Goldsmith’: https://vimeo.com/572971347
 
View the Dragon Quest Video: https://vimeo.com/572975040
 
School Fees 2021/22

 *   Boarders: £10,931 per term
 *   Day Pupils: £7,473 per term
 *   Pre-Prep Year 3: £5,573 per term
 *   Pre-Prep Year 2 & 1: £4,851 per term
 *   Pre-Prep Reception: £4,239 per term



Open Days & Events

Open Mornings are held throughout the year at both the Prep and Pre-Prep. Please contact the Admissions office at the button below or by telephone on 01865 315 405 to learn more and book your place.

Open Mornings

Scholarships & Bursaries

Dragon School offers a number of transformational bursaries each year. These are means-tested, fully funded places for talented children in Year 4 and above whose families would otherwise not be able to afford to send them to the Dragon.
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School Data


GenderGenderMixed
Age4-13, Boarding 8-13
Type Boarding, Day School, Flexi-Boarding, Weekly Boarding,
Size798 Pupils
Bursaries Available

Bursaries of 50% to 100% off boarding or day fees are available from Year 4.

Headteacher - Emma Goldsmith

Open Days & Events

Open Mornings are held throughout the year at both the Prep and Pre-Prep. Please contact the Admissions office at the button below or by telephone on 01865 315 405 to learn more and book your place.
Open Mornings

Scholarships & Bursaries

Dragon School offers a number of transformational bursaries each year. These are means-tested, fully funded places for talented children in Year 4 and above whose families would otherwise not be able to afford to send them to the Dragon.
Fee Assistance

Contact Details

Dragon School

Bardwell Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire

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