Which are the most sought after prep schools for country buyers?

The Buying Solution reveals the most popular choices amongst its client base...

The intricate and hugely competitive UK prep school system is a key driver in the country property market; top acquisition agency The Buying Solution has compiled a useful list of the most popular choices amongst its client base…

Oxfordshire, Cotswolds & surrounding area


  • Summer Fields School, Oxford

Why? Traditional boys’ day and boarding prep school

  • The Dragon School, Oxford

Why? World-famous co-ed day and boarding prep school

  • St Hugh’s, Faringdon, Oxon

Why? Much talked about day, flexi- and weekly-boarding co-ed prep favoured by parents wishing to avoid Oxford city traffic

  • Cothill House, Abingdon, Oxon

Why? Traditional, family-run boarding school for boys

  • Abingdon Prep, Abingdon, Oxon

Why? Well-respected day and boarding boys’ prep in easily-accessible countryside

  • Beaudesert Park, Minchinhampton, Glos

Why? Happy, day, flexi- and weekly boarding co-ed prep school

  • Kitebrook, Glos/Oxon borders

Why? Family-run, small and friendly co-ed day and boarding school

  • Dean Close School, Cheltenham, Glos

Why? Co-ed, all-through day and boarding school with an excellent drama department

  • Cheltenham Prep, Glos

Why? Co-ed day and boarding school which feeds into both Cheltenham Ladies & Cheltenham College

  • Winchester House, Brackley, Northants/Oxon/Bucks borders

Why? Day and boarding prep school which offers a broad curriculum including a ’tinker shed’

  • Bruern Abbey, Bicester, Oxon

Why? Day and boarding prep school for boys with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties

  • Moulsford Prep, Wallingford, Oxon

Why? All-boys day and boarding prep school set in 30 acres which is popular with London commuters

  • Godstowe, High Wycombe, Bucks

Why? Day and boarding prep school for girls which feeds into Wycombe Abbey

  • Caldicott School, Farnham Royal, Bucks

Why? Excellent, boys-only day and boarding prep school

  • The Beacon, Chesham Bois, Bucks

Why? Good, boys-only day school

Southern Counties (Hampshire, West Berkshire, Wiltshire, Dorset & South Oxfordshire)


  • Cheam School, Thatcham, Berks

Why? Oversubscribed co-ed day and boarding school

  • Elstree School, Newbury, Berks

Why? Boys-only day and boarding prep school set in 150 acres

  • Horris Hill, near Newbury, Berks

Why? Traditional boarding and day prep school for boys

  • Ludgrove, Woking, Berks

Why? Traditional boys’ boarding prep school

  • Farleigh School, Andover, Hants

Why? Fashionable, co-ed boarding prep school with a traditional Catholic history

  • Twyford School, Winchester, Hants

Why? Traditional co-ed boarding and day school

  • Pilgrim’s, Winchester, Hants

Why? Academic boys’ choir school which offers day and boarding

  • Churches College, Liphook, Hants

Why? All-round co-ed day school in the heart of the South Downs

  • Dunhurst, Petersfield, West Sussex

Why? Co-ed day and boarding feeder prep school for Bedales

  • St Margaret’s, Calne, Wilts

Why? Co-ed day and boarding prep which feeds girls to St Mary’s Calne

  • Pinewood School, Shrivenham, Wilts

Why? Friendly co-ed day and boarding school

  • Port Regis, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Why? Co-ed day and boarding school with excellent facilities


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