Open Days

Virtual: 5th November

Pre-Prep: 24th Feb

Prep: 25th Feb

Virtual: 25th March

Prep: 13th May

Pre-Prep : 17th May


Introducing Emma Goldsmith

History of the School

The Dragon 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 retain strong links to these roots. Nowadays the school has boarding and day pupils representing 30 different nationalities which reflects the cosmopolitan nature of the university city of Oxford. Young Dragon 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.

Students (inc. Pre-Prep)


This year our A Block (Year 8) gained an incredible 60 academic and specialist awards at leading senior schools. There are awards for Academic, Music, Drama, Art, DT and Sport at a wide range of schools such as Headington, MCS, Radley and St Edward’s and Repton, Oundle, Sevenoaks, and Wellington. One of our pupils has been awarded the King’s Scholarship at Eton College, and another the Dove Academic Scholarship at Wycombe Abbey.


The Dragon offers means tested, transformational bursaries from Year 4 onwards and for up to 100% fee remission.

School Fees

Sports & Extracurricular

Sports played: Rugby, Hockey, Football, Netball, Cricket, Athletics, Tennis, Swimming.

We have a wide range of extracurricular activities for the pupils during the week. We also have Dragon QUEST, which is our optional enrichment programme that has replaced Saturday school, and has a take up of 98% of pupils. You can see the wide range of options available here on our interactive timetable. Everything from CSI Dragons, to Dragon Twitchers, Cultural Dragons and Dragon Aviators!