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.