Introduction

Radley College (formally St Peter’s College, Radley) is a boys’ independent boarding school near Radley, Oxfordshire, England, which was founded in 1847. The school covers 800 acres (3.2 km2) including playing fields, a golf course, lake and farmland.

We work hard to create an environment where boys will be happy, grow in self-confidence, thrive academically, and make the most of the many opportunities we offer. We pride ourselves on the pursuit of excellence both inside the classroom and out, and on encouraging boys to develop their talents and discover new interests. As an unashamedly full boarding environment, Radley defines itself by its caring community where all, staff and boys alike, are passionate about what they do, and dedicated to it.

A Radley education is about independent thought and learning with enthusiasm. It is about cultural awareness and the benefits of team sport. It is about academic ambition. It is about learning to live with others; it is about preparation for the world beyond its gates. Above all, it is about the core values that will underpin success in all its forms throughout a Radleian’s life: as leaders, as citizens, as human beings.

We are fortunate to do it in a stunning rural setting inspired by the nearby city – and university – of Oxford. The original vision of William Sewell to found a school with a true appreciation of the aesthetic stands the test of time, as does his insistence on qualities of kindness, decency and manners. We want a Radleian to care for and about all around him.

 

Features

It is one of four boys-only, boarding-only independent senior schools in the United Kingdom, the others being Winchester College, Harrow School and Eton College.

The school was inspected by the independent schools’ Inspectorate in February 2008. The inspection report rated the school’s standard of education as “outstanding”, the highest rating.

Rugby is the major sport of the Michaelmas (Autumn) Term. The school fields 21 rugby teams on most Saturdays of the Michaelmas term and some Thursdays. Radley is widely recognised for its rowing, having won events at Henley Royal Regatta on 6 occasions. Only Eton, Shrewsbury and St Edward’s have won more events at the Regatta. Some Old Radleians have progressed to play cricket for England or captain county level cricket teams. The cricket grounds (including Smithson Fields) have been described as ‘arguably one of the best in the country while the sporting facilities have been described as world class.

 

Alumni

Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery.

Owen Paterson, MP and former cabinet minister

James Pearce, journalist and presenter for BBC Sport.

Edgar Prestage, historian and Portuguese scholar.

Dennis Price, actor.

Michael Reeves, film director.

S.H. Reynolds, clergyman.

Professor Sir Mike Richards, UK National Cancer Director.

Lord Scarman, judge.

Brough Scott, horse racing journalist, radio and television presenter, and former jockey.

Tom Shakespeare, sociologist and broadcaster.

Clive Stafford Smith, campaigning lawyer.

Andrew Strauss, cricketer (Former England captain. Captained England to an Ashes victory in the summer of 2009. Represented Middlesex. Opening Batsman.)

Jeremy Stuart-Smith, High Court judge.

Sir Reginald Stubbs, colonial governor.

Additional Info

牛津剑桥大学录取率 Oxbridge rate16.70%
城市 CityOxford
邮编 PostcodeOX14 2HR
最低年龄 Start Age13
最高年龄 End Age18
宗教信仰 ReligionChurch of England/Christian
A-level排名 A-level RankingExcellent
ISI教育质量报告 ISI Integrated/Education quality reporthttp://isischools.devprocess.com/DownloadReport.aspx?t=c&r=INB6818_20160209.pdf&s=6818