Institutions Profile

Location Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


Founded in 1959, Shiplake College is relatively young in comparison with many traditional independent schools in the UK. Despite this, there is no doubt that the College boasts a rich history and tradition of its own. The College itself has provided a home and a school for over 4,500 pupils, spanning five and a half decades. Moreover, we are the current occupants of a residential site dating back over 700 years.

Shiplake College is an independent boarding and day school for boys aged 11 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18. Situated in 45 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside near Henley-on-Thames, we offer an outstanding education based on small class sizes, excellent facilities and dedicated teaching staff.

Shiplake College is not just a place to learn, but a place to live. Our mixture of boarders and day pupils form a vibrant and busy community; where every day brings fresh challenges and new opportunities. The environment we provide is perfect for those who, with our support, are able to make the most of these opportunities. We are proud of what our pupils achieve, and so are they.

Studying at Shiplake is a unique experience. In line with the values which underpin our College ethos, our pupils should expect to be included, be individual and be inspired throughout their time at school. This not only allows them to reach their true potential but to discover and develop talents they never knew they had.