Dragon School

About Dragon School

Dragon School is a co-educational day and boarding school located in Oxford for students aged 4-13. There are two sites, one site for the Pre-Prep and one for the Prep school. Both are beautifully located with incredible facilities, which together with supportive and passionate teachers allows students to thrive and reach their full potential.

A recent ISI report said this about the school: “Pupils demonstrate outstanding attitudes to learning, strongly fulfilling the school’s aims to inspire, encourage, and develop free-thinking, confident young people who ‘reach for the sun’”.

Dragon School is proud to have many famous alumni who have continued to work towards reaching their potential. Actors such as Emma Watson and Jack Whitehall all started their journeys at Dragon School, demonstrating the amazing start that the school can provide all students.

Their ethos is that school should a place of ‘inspiration, wonder and, above all, fun’.

Boarding at Dragon School

There is a variety of boarding options available to cater for all student’s preferences; full boarding, weekly boarding, flexi boarding and occasional boarding. This allows students to try out and find what suits them best, or to slowly adapt to full boarding without the initial shock of being away from home permanently.

In an aim to make boarding as fun as possible and to keep pupils entertained and busy at all times, weekend activities are organised on a regular basis to theme parks, paintballing, theatre trips, laser tag and more. In addition, on an every day basis there are activities available such as board games, movie nights and puzzles. Th outside space is greatly appreciated in the summer months and students enjoy playing outside and gardening.

Houseparents ensure students are looked after 24/7, and the level of pastoral care in the school is exceptional, so rest assured that your child will be cared for extremely well. Former students speak highly of their boarding experience at Dragon School, saying they created long lasting friendships, an excellent relationship with the staff, and a powerful sense of independence.


Type of School Co-ed independent boarding and day school
Number of Pupils 795
Pupils Boys 45%
Pupils Girls 55%
Number of Boarders 240
International Boarders 68
Age Range 11-18
Religious Tradition Non-denominational
Distance from Airports

1hr 30 minute drive from Heathrow Airport

Distance from London

Less than 2 hours

Educational Programmes

Preparation for Common Entrance and Scholarship exams.

Co-Curricular Programmes

Dragon School has an impressive number of co-curricular opportunities, offering over 100 activities. This incredible array of activities allows each student to find something they are truly passionate about and enjoy. Activities include animation club, yoga, surfing, coding, roller skating and more. The Prep School is located by the River Cherwell and Dragon School takes full advantage of this, offering paddleboarding, sculling and lifeguarding as regular activities.

Performing Arts and Music is also brilliant at Dragon School. Regular productions are put on by the school showcasing the student’s talent, with recent productions including School of Rock and Blood Brothers. LAMDA exams are available to be taken to improve Speech and Drama skills, and the quality of music lessons available from expert teachers mean that students can try out a new instrument each week and really reach a high standard.