• ‘The quality of pupils’ achievements and learning is excellent.’

• ‘The contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision is excellent.’

• ‘The contribution of teaching is excellent.’

• ‘The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils is excellent.’

• ‘The contribution of arrangements for pastoral care is excellent.’ Independent Schools Inspectorate Report 2013.

The full inspection report.

'There is a family feel here...These lucky boys get teaching from Oxford dons, and 70 per cent landed awards to schools like Magdalen and Radley last year…Tradition is important, but iPads are being rolled out and their eco-shop sells recycled pencil cases and the intriguing ‘biodegradable rulers’’. Tatler's Schools Guide 2015

‘This place upholds its own tradition of excellence … Music is superb, as is the drama … It's no wonder two-thirds of leavers win awards to senior schools … [A] tight-knit and friendly place.’ Tatler's Schools Guide 2014

'The boys are quirky and bright ... and music really is the tops, led by the famous globe-trotting choristers. An excellent score sheet for sports teams this year ... against (bigger and meaner) local rivals.' Tatler's Schools Guide 2013

'If you're looking for an intimate, family, nurturing school with a good academic reputation and lots of music, this is ideal.' Good Schools Guide

‘Whenever I think about the odd alchemy – the combination of planning, tradition, flexibility, inflexibility and luck – that it takes to make a functional institution, I think of New College School. And I worry that institutions like that are less likely to exist in Britain now.’ - David Mitchell, Back Story (2013)

"Inspired by the grandeur of its setting, New College School puts on Shakespeare plays in the glorious venue of the Antechapel of New College, Oxford as well as play-reading in the college garden. Years 5 and 6 perform a play entirely in French each Easter and Years 3 and 4 perform a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta each year." - Country Life

Information about New College School can also be found on the ISC (Independent Schools Council) website.