Prep School near Reading

Many families are now choosing to move out of London, with the Thames Valley and areas around Reading becoming a popular area with prospective families. With excellent transport links, both national and international, and a wide range of top senior schools nearby, the beautiful West Berkshire countryside around Moulsford is very appealing to families looking to move schools and relocate from London and elsewhere.


Moulsford is an Independent School near Reading, for boys aged 3 to 13, and with a Pre-Prep School for boys and girls aged 3-7. It is predominantly a day school, which also offers flexi and weekly boarding, and is a great choice for parents looking for a smooth transition into the next stage of their child's education. 

Geographically we are well placed for some of the top senior schools in the UK, and our boys go on to a wide variety of both boarding and day schools including schools in Reading and the surrounding areas such as Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Reading Blue Coat, Wellington College, Shiplake and Eton College.

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More About Moulsford Boarding School Near Reading

Our small and friendly boarding house is in the heart of the school, and offers flexi and weekly boarding to boys in Year 5 and above, from Monday to Friday (4 nights per week). 

We try to be as flexible as possible so that you can tailor boarding to suit your own family needs. Normally, boys commit to two consecutive nights or the full four nights per week.

Why Choose Our Independent Prep School Near Reading?

  • Top senior schools located nearby
  • Outstanding extra-curricular programme using the unique geography of being on the Thames on the border of both Berkshire and Oxfordshire 
  • Competitive sport for all playing matches against other Reading Boys’ Prep Schools
  • Day, flexi & weekly boarding options for pupils in and around the Thames Valley
  • 1 hour from central London

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About Reading and Its Surrounding Towns and Villages

The Thames Valley contains some of the most picturesque towns and villages in the UK, many of which are located close to Moulsford and have excellent transport links.

Towns and villages worth a visit include:

Transportation Links around Reading

Reading is well-situated with excellent transport links to London, Wales and the South West and was redeveloped and enlarged in 2015. Reading Station is on the Great Western Main Line railway and links to both Paddington and Waterloo stations in London.  Other stations in the Reading area are Reading West, Tilehurst and Earley. When Crossrail (the Elizabeth Line) opens later in 2022, Reading will become a part of London's new regional express railway.

Reading is 40 miles from London with the M4 motorway running through it and serves three junctions, J10-J12. 

The nearest airport by road is London Heathrow, but Birmingham Airport, Gatwick Airport and Southampton Airport can all be accessed via direct trains from Reading Station.

Things to do in Reading

Reading is a bustling town with lots of fantastic tourist attractions and weekend activities. From theatres and museums through to the many parks and gardens, there is something for everyone, including our prep school pupils.

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Relocation to the Reading area: What to Expect

Over the last few years we have seen an increase in parents choosing Moulsford independent school in the Thames Valley after relocating from London. The idyllic countryside is a natural draw for parents looking for a different pace of life, but still within commutable distance of the City.

Moving to the Reading area: Helpful Links/Resources

We have close connections with a number of local estate agents and property search agents and our Registrar can work flexibly with you to ensure that your child is settled into our private school near Reading within time scales that fit around your move. We aim to make the transition seamless even if you wish to move schools mid-year.

Estate Agents and Property Search Agents in Reading

Moulsford is located near a number of Estate Agents in Reading and the surrounding areas.

Removal Companies in Reading

If you are moving to Reading and the nearby towns, there are a number of removal companies in the area who will be able to help you with your move.

Health Services in and Around Reading