Academic Excellence

Academic learning is at the heart of everything we do at Cokethorpe. The School prides itself on getting the best out of all its pupils.

Approaches to Learning

Recognising that pupils are motivated, inspired, driven, and challenged in different ways lies at the heart of the academic programme throughout the Prep and Senior Schools. Our liberal educational model, coupled with modern pedagogical approaches, ensures pupils learn in a vibrant, engaging and intellectually stimulating environment.

Pre-Prep Learning

There is a strong emphasis on play-based learning in the early years of education at Cokethorpe, backed by an imaginative, topic-based curriculum and specialist teaching in French, Music, Drama and PE.

Prep Learning

The Creative Curriculum is designed to inspire imaginative learning environments, whilst demonstrating the interconnectedness of subjects. We provide speacilist teaching in French, Music, Drama, Art, PE, and Latin, and our ‘Learning Ladders’ aim to keep the pupils one year ahead of the National Curriculum.

Cokethorpe in numbers

A Level Subjects

Pupils in an average Prep class

Percent A* to A grades at A Level in 2023

One of just four Microsoft Showcase Schools in Oxfordshire

Senior School Learning

Academic success is focused on the progress of the individual with high expectations of excellence for all pupils. Our ambition is to help our pupils become better, more effective learners, who are curious about the world around them. 

Digital Learning

As a Microsoft Showcase School, we are recognised for embracing modern technology, utilising its benefits to enhance the classroom and broader learning experience.

Academic Enrichment

Furthering the academic experience of pupils through trips, guest speakers, ‘theme’ weeks, and external academic competitions helps to ensure broadened horizons and attitudes to learning.

Learning in a Digital Age

Through our IT 2020 Strategy, Cokethorpe has implemented a genuine step change in our classroom approach, whilst adhering to the best practices of traditional methods. Director of Studies, Mr Uglow, explains the need for and benefit of this balanced approach.

Results, Higher Education and Careers

We are proud of the achievements of all our pupils and provide an educational environment that stretches the brightest and delivers tangible benefits to all. Our Careers Department works across the Senior School, recognising that the pathway to Higher Education and Careers begins with those early subject choices.

Learning Development

The Learning Development Department at Cokethorpe have a broad remit, including study skills and revision techniques, and is a service available to all pupils, not only those with recognised SEND needs.

Where Next

Scholarships and Awards

Our Scholarships and Awards aim to recognise and promote those who embody the attitude and approach to learning that we value, as well as those with a particular aptitude for a subject or activity.

Pastoral at Cokethorpe
Pastoral Life

The pastoral provision at Cokethorpe is one of the great strengths of the School and has directly evolved from its ethos of being community and family focused.

Sport at Cokethorpe

Excellence at the highest level is underpinned by an ethos of participation. The parkland setting provides the perfect backdrop to the extensive facilities which contribute to Cokethorpe’s sporting reputation.

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