Pangbourne is a place where the individual matters. First and foremost, we are a ‘people place’. We are committed to the personal development of our pupils in the fullest sense. They are encouraged to work hard towards academic success and we are proud of the results which they achieve, but just as important is the development of their characters: their confidence and values, their creative and physical skills and their appreciation of who they are and what they can contribute to the world.
Our Flag Values of Kindness, Selflessness, Moral Courage, Initiative, Industry, Resilience and Integrity underpin all we do as a College. They are rooted in our Christian ethos and go a long way to prepare our pupils for life's challenges and the responsibilities of adulthood. Our aim is to equip Pangbournians with the strongest possible foundations for their future.
We know that young people today face many challenges, not least of which is their mental health and wellbeing. We are strongly committed to providing the best pupil welfare individually tailored for each person, and this has been recognised by inspecting and external organisations.
We provide all the other things a good school should: challenging academic curriculum, plenty of sport and co-curricular opportunities, and 230 acres of wonderful Berkshire countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our small size, focus on the individual and community feel are what make us special.
The only way to experience the authentic Pangbourne is to visit us and meet our people. We are delighted to welcome visitors throughout the academic year and encourage you to contact us and make an appointment.
Mr Thomas Garnier
A small, distinctive, grounded and family-oriented school that puts huge emphasis on self-discipline, teamwork and leadership. Caring and supportive, Pangbourne buzzes with activity and encourages every pupil to have a go.GOOD SCHOOLS' GUIDE 2019
Pangbourne offers a challenging all-round education, embracing academic rigour and a diversity of sport, music and extra-curricular activities, in a small school environment where every child can shine.
Set in 230 acres of Berkshire countryside, to the West of Reading, just minutes from the M4, the College provides a superb quality of life in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Pangbourne College was founded by Sir Thomas Lane Devitt in 1917 as The Nautical College, Pangbourne.
Elements of Pangbourne’s naval heritage still exist today with students wearing Royal Naval uniforms and certain ceremonial traditions, which add colour to the Pangbourne experience, are maintained. Only two or three students leave the College with the intention of a career in the Armed Forces each year, and almost all go to university as their first destination.
Girls were first admitted to the College in 1990 and Pangbourne has been fully co-educational since 1996.
The principal aim behind all of Pangbourne’s activities – whether academic, sporting, musical or extra-curricular – is to develop one or more of these values. Students take pride in being part of the College and are made to feel involved and valued in its close-knit community.
Running through the heart of everything at the College are the seven Flag Values, which are specifically Kindness, Selflessness, Moral Courage, Initiative, Industry, Resilience and Integrity.