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School:Pangbourne College
Type of School: day&boarding school for boys&girls
Age range: 11-18
Number of students: 420
Number of boarders: 240
International Students: 8%
Teacher:pupil ratio: 1:8
Annual boarding fees: 23200-32847(GBP/Year)
Website: http://www.pangbournecollege.com

A small school with an excellent reputation for happy, confident students.  In addition to the full academic programme pupils have an opportunity to excel in music, sport, drama and art.  The development of leadership, team working and communication skills underpin the extra-curricular programme.

Academic Profile
Expectations are high and individual academic results impressive. Students receive sensitive and energetic support from their teachers who monitor progress closely to ensure each individual student achieves their full potential.  The majority continue to university, others into employment.

Boarding accommodation (4 senior boys’ houses, 2 brand new girls’ houses) is of a very high standard. Pupils enjoy double study or single study bedrooms and spacious social facilities.  Experienced housemasters and housemistresses provide exceptional care and guidance.

Continuous investment ensures students benefit from classrooms and resources to meet their full academic, sport, music and drama needs.  A new state of the art music school (equipped with a fleet of Steinway pianos) and ICT suite are the most recent editions to the230 acre campus designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A Level & GCSE Subjects
Full range available including all Sciences, Business Studies, Design Technology, Drama & Theatre Studies and Physical Education.
A Level
Full range available including Business Studies, Economics, Further Mathematics and Drama and Theatre Studies.

Able students receive guidance and are encouraged to apply to Oxford and Cambridge.  This averages about 10% of the Upper Sixth each year.  

Special Features
Considerable emphasis is placed on building confidence and developing leadership skills. There are a range of sports on offer (see website for full details )and all students are included in sports teams. Pangbourne offers a nurturing community which aims to develop teamwork ,leadership,selfdiscipline and Service in its students .Running through the heart of everything at the College are the seven Flag Values ,which are specifically Kindness, Selflessness,Moral Courage ,Initiative,Industry,Resilience and Integrity .The principal aim behind all of Pangbourne's activities ——whether academic ,sporting,musical or extra-curricular-is to develop one or more of these values .Students take pride in being part of the College and are made to feel involved and valued in its close-knit community.

Student Profile
Candy Xiao is studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry Economics and Chinese at A Level and is reading Engineering at Oxford University. 
‘Pangbourne is a very special school. Outside my academic studies I have followed my love of music and I was very excited when the fleet of brand new Steinway pianos arrived.  I have made many friends and I am now much more confident about meeting and holding a conversation with people when I first meet them.’

Pangbourne College
Reading, Berkshire
Heathrow airport - 30 minutes