Padworth College, Padworth, Reading, Berkshire RG7 4NR, UK +44 (0)118 983 2644
  • Age(s) 13-19
  • DfE URN 110169
  • Established 1963
  • Gender Coeducational
  • Local authority West Berkshire
  • Location Padworth
  • Type Other Independent School
  • Vice principal
Padworth College is an independent co-educational senior school at Padworth, between Burghfield Common and Tadley in the English county of Berkshire. The principal, Linde Melhuish, joined the College in 2006, having served as Head of the Languages Faculty and member of the College Leadership Team at Malvern Girls' College. The college is based in Padworth House, the local manor house and 18th century home of the military Darby-Griffith family, including Major-General Matthew Chitty Darby-Griffith. In the 1820s, it was rented to Thomas Bacon, after he had sold the Plymouth Ironworks in Wales, inherited from his father. He later moved to Donnington Castle House.
The college was established in 1963 by an Oxford don who aimed to bring university style tutorial teaching methods to school level education. Originally a sixth form boarding school for girls, Padworth College became co-educational in 2005 and now accepts students between ages thirteen and nineteen. Padworth offers a number of IGCSE courses which are the international version of the GCSE as set by Edexcel and Cambridge. Coursework is always optional in IGCSE courses.

GCSE Art and design
GCSE Biology
IGCSE Business Studies
GCSE Chemistry
GCSE Core science
IGCSE English Literature and Language
IGCSE English as a Second Language (ESL)
IGCSE Geography
GCSE Mathematics
GCSE Music
GCSE Physics
GCSE Information and Communication Systems
GCSE History
GCSE Spanish
Padworth College is based in an attractive 18th Century country house set in beautifully landscaped grounds providing a secure and peaceful environment for study and recreation. Padworth is ideally located in the countryside just West of Reading and just 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport.