Magdalen College School

MCS is one of the UK’s leading independent Day Schools for boys aged 7 – 18 and girls in the Sixth Form. Located in the heart of Oxford, MCS benefits from world-class University connections whilst maintaining strong links to the local community through its partnerships work. A significant and growing number of pupils receive bursaries. Sport, Music, Art and Drama are all exceptionally strong. Pastoral care is outstanding and at the heart of all we do.

Cowley Place

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ISC associations: HMC, IAPS, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Boys only (co-ed sixth form)

Size: 957

Magdalen College School fees:

Day fees per term:
£6,992 to £7,259

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
931 / 6094

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 7 to 18 (859)

Sixth Form: (224)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 16 to 18 (98)

Sixth Form: (98)

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Academic Scholarships and Exhibitions are awarded on entry to the Senior School or, internally, in recognition of a pupil’s merit and potential.

Music, Art and Sport Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+ by application to internal and external candidates
Drama Scholarships are available at 16+ by application to internal and external candidates

All-Rounder Awards are made to a number of pupils of high academic ability who are likely also to make a substantial contribution to the wider life of the school.

Governors’ Presentation Awards are made to a pupil on entering the school in recognition of talent and potential which might develop into the eventual award of a Scholarship or Exhibition.



Bursaries are awarded to pupils whose parents or guardians would not otherwise be able to pay all or part of our fees. Bursary awards of up to 100% of the tuition fees are available. 

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies