Radley College is a prestigious boarding school for boys aged 13-18. It was founded in 1847 and is set on a beautiful 800-acre estate just three miles from Oxford.
Radley is not a school that selects solely on academic ability. The school aims to provide opportunities for talented and deserving boys, from a wide range of diverse backgrounds. The environment allows boys to grow in self-confidence, thrive academically, and make the most of the many opportunities on offer.
School life revolves around each boarding house which has a dedicated pastoral team and is characterised by a strong sense of family. The tutor (housemaster) is the key figure in a boy’s life at Radley and the college places great emphasis on tolerance, kindness and manners. Radley is a caring community where, staff and boys alike, are passionate about what they do, and dedicated to it. The emphasis is on ambition, independent thought and learning, raising cultural awareness and the benefits of team sport. Above all, it is about learning to live with others and preparation for the world beyond its gates.
Excellent GCSE and A level results stem from fine teaching but the college also offers a very broad range of sport and co-curricular activities. Polo is available to all year groups and new players are always welcome.
Rowing has been at the core of life at Radley since 1849. The Radley College Boat Club has grown into one of the best equipped, best coached clubs in the country, with the added good fortune of being on a particularly beautiful stretch of the Thames. Radley's state of the art rowing tank was opened in 2015. The rowing tank offers a pace to train when the weather is not permitting. Rowing takes place in the Lent and Summer terms and seeks to accommodate all abilities and levels of commitment.
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