Headmasters Welcome


Welcome From The Headmaster

I’d like to offer you a very warm welcome to the Oratory Prep School, where we provide an enriched education to boys and girls aged 2 to 13. Set within 65 acres of Oxfordshire countryside with outstanding facilities, we nurture happy, balanced, confident and inquisitive children.

Our commitment to the pastoral care, wellbeing and all-round development of each child, with an ethos of broad-minded and inclusive learning are at the core of our education.

We strike a balance between encouraging children to step out of their comfort zone, seek adventure and develop resilience while ensuring that they feel stretched, fulfilled, secure and supported in being the very best that they can be.

Academic challenges and pursuits combined with self-expression through sport, music, art and drama are central to the confidence and self-discovery of our children and equip them with essential skills for life beyond school.

In all that we do and teach, our children grow and learn under our founder St John Henry Newman and his motto of ‘Cor Ad Cor Loquitur’ [Heart speaks to Heart] meaning that God speaks to our heart thus encouraging children to model key values including kindness, compassion, humility and forgiveness. Such values are at the heart of our education, shaping the moral awareness and convictions of our pupils.

Come and experience our school and what we have to offer your family.

I thoroughly look forward to meeting you.

Mr Rob Stewart


Join us at one of our Open Events or our Registrar can arrange a personalised showround of our school.