Ludgrove School

About the School

Head Teacher: Simon Barber
Founded: 1892
Gender: Boys
Type: Prep
Ages: 8-13yrs
Day/Boarding: Full Boarding
Number of Pupils: 190
Fees per term:
£9,150 a term full boarding
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure:

The majority of boys join us in Year 4. We have later admissions, however, these are subject to places being available and an academic assessment.  To gain a place on the appropriate entry lists, the boys must be registered. Two years prior to entry, all boys on the confirmed entry lists are invited to an open day.

School Visits: The Registrar, Mrs Olwen Dennis-Jones, is available to answer any questions you may have or to book visits. To contact her directly, please email or telephone the school.

Useful Dates

Term dates:
Autumn Term: 4th September - 11th December 2019
Spring Term: 8th January - 25th March 2020

Open days:
Please contact the school directly

Contact Details

Address: Luckley Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AB
Telephone: 0118 978 9881

School Highlights


With a non-selective intake in year 4, we are proud of where our boys go on to with over 70% this year heading to Eton, Harrow, Radley and Winchester, and the rest to other distinguished schools. Last year we were delighted when six boys were awarded scholarships to their chosen Senior Schools.

Eton – King’s Scholarship

Radley – Exhibition Scholarship

St. Paul’s – John Colet Scholarship

Marlborough – 2 x Art Scholarship

Monkton Coombe – Montonian Award


Our U11A football team won the Berks/Bucks/Oxon ISFA Regional Tournament and are heading to the Nationals in May. The 5th IX football team are undefeated for the 5th year in row

Head's Up

“Friendships are made for life – we aim to create an environment where the unique Ludgrove spirit allows boys to thrive in an atmosphere of high achievement, happiness, good manners and kindness.”

Simon Barber

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A Parent's Perspective

There are many outstanding schools with amazing facilities and excellent results that we could have picked for our boys. Ludgrove checks all the usual boxes but it is unique in delivering that something extra – a real sense of pride and lifetime belonging to a school that gives them the confidence and conviction to excel at what they do with humility and integrity.

Attending Ludgrove gives our children not just an amazing education, a memorable five years of childhood and lifelong friends – it gives them an identity that unites old Ludgrovians, old and young.

As Parents, We Love...

  • The intimacy and closeness of all the boys across the year groups, possible because it’s a small school
  • The confidence they instil in each child to excel.
  • The leadership, led by Headmaster Simon Barber and his wife, Sophie – both passionate about Ludgrove through and through.

Our Children Love...

  • The opportunity to play lots of sports
  • The close friendships formed
  • The music and acting, because of the inspirational teaching