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A term of cultural and linguistic education in the South of France

Cothill Trust

Shaping the future of prep school education

Our family of seven schools is unique. Alongside delivering exceptional academic results and pastoral care, they celebrate individuality and offer the freedom to enjoy childhood. As the UK's leading independent prep school Trust, with a historic pedigree, we're also proud of our status as an educational charity. We have the capability, expertise, ambition and resources to move prep school education forward - by providing the best education for our pupils, now and in the future.

The Cothill Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees who delegate management responsibility to the Executive Officer, the Chief Executive.  The Chief Executive leads the strategic development of the Trust and supports the Heads of each individual school.  All schools are centrally supported by Head Office but are free to retain their own individuality and ethos.

If you would like to speak to the Chief Executive of the Cothill Trust, Tom Beardmore-Gray, then please contact him either by email at or by post at the address below. 

The Chairman of the Trustees is Dr Ralph Townsend and all correspondence should be sent to the Trust address:

The Cothill Trust
7 Cothill
Oxfordshire OX13 6JN

For general queries please email