Quotes from pupils

"We have been impressed by your friendly and efficient staff. They are, without exception, courteous and positive." Parent of Sixth Form Leaver.

"We have really valued the thoughtfulness, and warm consideration for the individual shown by Shiplake staff. Our older son, not long out of another independent school downstream, was greatly impressed when he took our place at a parents' consultation event. We will continue to recommend Shiplake to all those we know who are loking for a nurturing and confidence-building environment for their children." Parent of Sixth Form Leaver.

"I would like to thank you for the incredible opportunity, I feel very privileged to have been part of something so special. For this I will always be grateful. I can't tell you how much I have loved my time here; the people, the community, the sport. It has all been amazing and I feel I have grown as a person." Sixth Form Leaver, Gilson House.

“I like the fact it is a small school and you are respected and known as an individual. The teaching staff are always supportive and enthusiastic and this makes the learning environment much easier.” – Pupil, Welsh House

“My years at Shiplake have been ones of happiness and progress on both the sporting and the academic fronts. The friendly atmosphere has brought the best out in me.”  - Year 11 Pupil, Orchard House 

“Shiplake is a wonderful school and I don’t feel there are many other schools within Oxfordshire that could supply the opportunities and facilities that the college does.” – Pupil, Welsh House 

"If you had said three years ago when I started at Shiplake that I would be aiming for Grades A or A* in some of my GCSE subjects, I would not have believed you! Come to think of it, I don't think my parents would have believed you either! The fact that I am, I believe, is due to the attention and encouragement I have received at Shiplake!” - Year 11 Pupil