Papplewick School, Windsor Road, Ascot.   For further information, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Rebecca Lindley , on 01344-621488 or

Visit:   For further information, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Rebecca Lindley , on 01344-621488 or

KART CLUB RACE DAY CANCELLATIONS DON'T DETER PAPPLEWICK FROM RACE TRIALS | The annual Kart Club races between schools from all over the country, run by Greenpower Ltd who provide all of the kits needed to make the battery powered electric karts were of course cancelled due to Covid over the summer but this did not deter Papplewick.

The races are for Year 6 boys only, so all of the boys who took part in the construction of the karts ( now of course in year 7) have had great fun taking part in in-house trial races around the school organised by Ged Parr who runs the activity.

Tom Bunbury, Headmaster said “This is such a popular activity and the boys took great care in constructing two magnificent karts so it was disappointing for them not to have been able to compete with other schools over the summer, but in-house racing proved a popular choice and highlighted some budding racing drivers!”


Papplewick is a day, weekly, and full boarding preparatory school for around 210 boys between the ages of 6 and 13. Situated in 15 acres of land opposite Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, Papplewick has an excellent record for academic achievement and feeds many of the UK’s top independent senior schools including Eton, Harrow,  Winchester, Wellington, Stowe and Bradfield.

In the last three years the school has maintained its academic record, gaining no less than 38 awards to top independent schools, including three King’s Scholarships to Eton. Through its strong commitment to sports, the school also builds skills of teamwork, sportsmanship and responsibility.

As well as academic, sporting and cultural excellence, Papplewick aims to provide boys with the confidence and security they need to fulfil their potential, and the school strives to promote enthusiasm for life contribution to the community and kindness to others amongst all its pupils.

A report by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in 2013 remarks that relationships between pupils and teachers: ‘are an outstanding strength of the school and are seminal in creating the strong sense of a mutually supportive and trusting community.’

Papplewick operates three daily return services from London, from Chiswick and Brook Green, Hammersmith and Ashburn Place, SW7.  It also offers a daily run to and from Maidenhead.

(Daily transport services running from Chiswick, Brook Green, Gloucester Rd, and Maidenhead).