Dragon School is one of the leading Prep schools in the UK educating boys and girls from 4-13 years old. It is a vibrant, happy and aspirational school; promoting a love of learning, breadth of opportunity and a strong sense of community and fun. The Dragon Prep sits proudly amid stunning open playing fields in North Oxford on the banks of the River Cherwell and the Pre-Prep is in the heart of Summertown.

The School was originally founded in 1877 as the Oxford Preparatory School to educate the sons of Oxford University dons (professors). The name was changed to Dragon School and was run for many years by the Lynam family. They were progressive educationalists who believed that children should enjoy school and understand the world around them. The aims and ethos of the Dragon today retain strong links to these roots.

The Dragon today has boarding and day pupils representing 30 different nationalities which reflects the cosmopolitan nature of the university city of Oxford. Young Dragons grow in confidence as they move through the School and they progress to a wide range of top senior schools with many gaining academic and specialist scholarships each year.

‘Old Dragons’ have gone on to be successful in different fields, from politics to business and poetry to acting, and form an important part of the Dragon community.

The Dragon caters to every child… It is a school that nourishes and values all talents and ensures that pupils take pride in what they are good at.
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Next Open Days

Saturday, 25th March 2023
Prep & Pre-Prep - Virtual

Saturday, 13th May 2023
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Friday, 19th May 2023
Pre-Prep -

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We are delighted to welcome prospective families to ‘Discover the Dragon’!