The pre-school age group is served by a Pre-School Playgroup in the Village hall and also by a provision in the village Primary school.
The Pre-School Playgroup runs on weekday mornings from 8.45am until 11.30am during term time.
Checkendon Pre-School Playgroup,
Village Hall, Checkendon, Reading, RG8 0TJ, Tel: 01491 682589 (8.45am until 11.30am)

Primary School
The village has a thriving Church of England (Aided) primary school. Recently, a significant building program has upgraded facilities in the school, providing greatly increased space and a full range of educational and recreational facilities.

Checkendon Church of England (A) Primary School,
Checkendon, Reading, RG8 0SR
web site: www.checkendon.oxon.sch.UK, Tel: 01491 680693, email:

Secondary School
Generally, the County Council in south Oxfordshire provides secondary school education for the age group 11 – 16, with the age group 16 – 18 catered for in The Henley College, see below. The three nearest secondary schools are:

The catchment school for Checkendon – Langtree School,
Reading Road,Woodcote,Reading,RG8 0RA
Tel: 01491 680514, Fax: 01491 682411, email:

Chiltern Edge Community School,
Readers Lane, Sonning Common, Reading, RG4 9LN
Tel: 01189 722666, Fax: 0118 972 4116, email:

Gillotts School,
Gillotts Lane, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1PS
Tel: 01491 574315, Fax: 01491 410509 email:

16+ Henley College
The Henley College specializes in providing an excellent 16 – 18 education. The College offers 40 AS and A-Levels, a good range of vocational courses and also the world-class International Baccalaureate. The Henley College web site provides comprehensive information regarding the college, subjects available, courses, prospectus and application procedure.

Henley College,
Deanfield Avenue, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 1UH
Tel: 01491 579988, Fax: 01491 410099, email:

Adult Learning
Oxfordshire County Council Adult Learning centers offer a wide range of interesting and enjoyable courses. Courses run during the day and evening in local villages and the nearby towns.

The Oxfordshire County Council web site provides comprehensive information including the scope of learning opportunities, learning center locations, contact details, online access to the course brochure, plus enrolment advice and procedure. The nearest centers are:

Sonning Common Adult Learning,
Readers Lane, Sonning Common, Oxon, RG4 9LN
Tel: 0118 9723362, email:

Wallingford Adult Learning,
St George’s Road, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8HR
Tel: 01491 836710, email:



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