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The Oratory is set in extensive grounds, amid open countryside and woodland overlooking the Thames Valley. It is about one hour’s drive from London, just over half an hour from Heathrow and about 20 minutes from Reading station.

The Oratory School
Nr Reading
South Oxfordshire RG8 0PJ

Tel: +44 (0)1491 683500

For general enquiries please phone the main school reception on the number above or email


From the M4: Leave the M4 at J12 and take the A4 towards Theale, Pangbourne and Newbury.

At the next roundabout turn right onto the A340 to Pangbourne.

In Pangbourne turn right at the first mini roundabout, then left at the second mini roundabout by the George Hotel. Pass under the railway bridge.

In ½ a mile you reach the Toll Bridge over the Thames (for which you have to pay, so have some change ready).  Continue on the B471 through Whitchurch and up Whitchurch Hill to Crays Pond.  At the junction turn right then immediately left in front of the White Lion pub, towards Woodcote.

In Woodcote, turn right at the War Memorial opposite the Red Lion pub, continue past the Village Hall for a mile, then turn right onto the A4074 towards Reading. The Oratory's gates are ¼ mile along this road on the right, shortly after a sign for the school.

From the M40: On the Oxford to Reading Road, just past the Woodcote junction, the entrance to the school will be on the right.

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If you wish to arrange a visit please click here, to attend an Open Day please click here, to request a prospectus please click here, or if you wish to make a more general enquiry please send us a message using the form below and someone will get back to you shortly.