Pangbourne College

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  • Qualifications

    iGCSEs, GCSEs, B-TEC (Levels 2 & 3), A-Levels

  • Language

    English as an additional language

  • Boarding

    Full Boarding

  • Dietary Requirements

    Vegetarian, vegan, halal & kosher

  • Key information

    Pangbourne College is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 11-18 in West Berkshire, with typically less than 20% international pupils.

    Pangbourne offers a challenging academic curriculum and plenty of co-curricular opportunities for sport, art, music, drama and adventurous training, so that each individual fulfils their potential and develops confidence, values and skills to make a positive difference to the world

    Pangbourne has just over 460 pupils and over 200 boarders.
    There are three main points of entry into the College – 11+ (Form 1), 13+ (Form 3) and 16+ (Sixth Form).

    Learning Support (LS) is a resource which can be drawn upon by any pupil requiring support – long term, short term or occasional. The school’s support is not confined simply to those diagnosed with a specific learning need.
    The Learning Support Department is comprised of fully qualified teachers who are led by Susan Cohen, the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). The teachers are specialists in the teaching of pupils with specific learning needs. Support is available for:
    – Dyslexia
    – Dyspraxia
    – Dyscalculia

    The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Department helps to fully integrate all pupils whose first language is not English into the academic, sporting, artistic and social aspects of school life by helping them to develop their English language skills. Pupils are encouraged to contribute to the school community and to be proud of their own culture.
    English language skills are developed in the four areas of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and by expanding vocabulary, grammar and cultural awareness. Particular emphasis is placed on communicative skills. In addition, support may be given for other academic areas as the need arises.
    Ensuring equality of access to the curriculum includes appropriate exam concessions. Pupils whose first language is not English are entitled to use a bi- lingual paper dictionary in public examinations and those who have been in the country for less than two years are also entitled to up to 25% additional time.


    Pangbourne is a large village on the River Thames in the English county of Berkshire.
    All of the main London airports are within easy reach of Pangbourne by road, Heathrow is 40 minutes away. Alternatively, use the extensive British Rail and Underground links to London Paddington terminal where there are regular trains to Reading and then change for Pangbourne.

    A Day in the Life of…

    ‘Over the last 2 years, Ray has had a fantastic time in Pangbourne College. He met many great teachers and also made a lot of good friends. He felt the warmth like his second home, thanks to the care and support given to him by everyone. Even during the pandemic, with the strong support of the school, the mental health of all students was well protected. Even though he has encountered many difficulties and felt confused in the past, with the strong support of the school, he became more mature and persistent, which made us feel pleased. He also learned a lot about the culture and improved his English skills – these will be critically important for his future life in the UK.’ Mr Ding and Ms Zou, Parents of International student from China

    ‘Our son joined Lower Sixth in September with the intention of spending at two terms at Pangbourne College. He has settled in very well and enjoys his courses as well as life as a boarder very much. When he came home for half term he said it was like coming from one family and going home to another. This shows how much he already feels part of the big Pangbourne family after just seven weeks. Therefore, we would like to extend his stay at Pangbourne College.’ Mr and Mrs Samtleben, Parents of International student from Germany

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