Magdalen College School
is an independent school
girls located on The Plain
. It was founded as part of Magdalen College, Oxford
by William Waynflete
in 1480.The Good Schools Guide
described the school as having "A comfortable mix of brains, brawn and artistic flair but demanding and challenging too," adding, "Not what you might expect a boys' public school to look like or feel like."
The school was named Independent School of the Year by the Sunday Times
in 2004 the first boys' school to achieve this award twice. It is widely regarded as one of the leading schools in the country.
The school is headed by a Headmaster (known at Magdalen as simply "the Master") and a Board of Governors, who appoint the Master. It has both a senior school and a junior school. It contains 6 boys' houses in Big School each headed by a housemaster, selected from the more senior members among the teaching staff, who number some 160. There are also six separate houses in the Junior School.
Almost all of the school's pupils go on to universities, about a third of them to Oxford
The Master, Dr Tim Hands, is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference
denoting the school as a public school
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