Life as a teenager is increasingly complex and our ability to encourage excellence and foster integrity is central to our ethos.
Schools are about people and Pangbourne is proudly a ‘people place’, home to a team of passionate educators with a deep commitment to their students.
Pangbourne isn’t just about those who work and study here, however: parents, grandparents and siblings are equally part of our warm and welcoming school community, and I am incredibly proud to lead a school where the relationships between parents can grow to be as strong and long-lasting as those between students.
Since I arrived at Pangbourne in 2005, the world has evolved at great pace. However, against a backdrop of technological advancement and a shifting global landscape, our timeless Flag Values of kindness, selflessness, moral courage, industry, initiative, resilience, integrity and respect continue to underpin all that we do as a College. Their relevance is arguably greater now than they have ever been.
Pangbourne is special: we are a small, independent boarding and day school with a unique history and a bright future. Our small size allows us to get to know each student individually, ensuring that they are supported as they grow academically and socially. The nurturing environment we have comes from a deep commitment to pastoral care.
Pangbourne's naval heritage provides the framework for a rounded education, turning out self-assured young adults who are neither arrogant nor entitled. The school is small, down-to-earth and well managed. Clear boundaries make pupils of all abilities feel safe and able to develop the self-confidence to realise their potential. With a caring staff body, the school is hitting the spot with local parents.
I hope that Pangbournians young and old can see the impact our wonderful school has had on their lives. Whether it’s the joy of academic and creative discovery, the bonds formed on the sports field or the collective achievement of Sunday morning parades, I know that unique and wonderful memories are made here.
It is a great honour to be Head of this school, and I warmly invite you to see for yourself what makes Pangbourne College such a special place.
Mr Thomas Garnier
On selected Tuesdays and Wednesdays, small groups of parents are able to meet with the Head and/or senior staff for an informal Q&A session and a short tour of the College. The event starts at 8.45am and finishes at approximately 10.30am.