Radley’s size and campus environment means that there is a real sense of community, with strong values and a shared sense of purpose.
Each boy is known as an individual; a particular feature being the large number of adults that are deeply involved in the development of each boy.
Being an all boarding school with a real commitment to boarding gives opportunities for the boys, through extra curricular activities after school and during weekends, to develop into well-rounded individuals and to forge long lasting and strong friendships.
As an all boys school, boys have the freedom to develop with confidence and to attempt and experience the many opportunities on offer without feeling the threat of competition from girls who have usually matured at a faster rate.
An exceptional Common Room inspires boys with a love of their subject and encourages excellence; as such, it is well known among independent schools for the results it achieves from a broad mix of ability. We recognise too the value of independent learning and intellectual stimulus in developing the boys’ own work habits, such as special projects for the Shells, the Sixth Form Extended Project, along with a persistent emphasis on personal reading and public debate.
The location on the outskirts of Oxford combines rural landscape with easy access to town which is renowned, not only as a university town, but as an excellent cultural and historical resource which can be tapped by both teachers and boys.
Time and again current and Old Radleians are mentioned as good ambassadors for the school. For more information please visit Old Radleian Society.
A beautiful campus, which contains all the teaching blocks, living accommodation and superb facilities within reach of each other, allows for freedom of movement and a sense of security within the grounds.