Shiplake College

Day and Boarding for Boys aged 11 to 18 and Girls aged 16 to 18 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Shiplake College is a thriving independent boarding and day school for 480 pupils, taking boys from age 11 and girls in the Sixth Form.

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"Shiplake is a vibrant community where every day brings fresh challenges and new opportunities.”

Overlooking the River Thames in Oxfordshire, the College is situated in an inspirational rural site just two miles upstream from Henley-on-Thames, famous for its Royal Regatta. We are conveniently located 40 minutes from Heathrow airport, and are close to the major railway and motorway networks, with easy links to Reading, London and Oxford. 


150 weekly and full boarders become fully integrated into Shiplake’s inclusive and welcoming environment. International pupils join us from all over the world, and represent approximately 5% of the school. A thriving programme of boarding activities ensures all boarders are fully engaged. 


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Head Mr Tyrone G Howe
School Type Senior co-education school
Senior Age Range 11 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Vocational Girls in the 6th Form. Will start taking girl boarders in Year 9 in September 2025 Vocational courses in Business Studies, Music, Sport and Criminology are offered in the Sixth Form.
Total Students 523
Youngest Boarder 13
Int'l Students 25