Oakham School

Oakham, United Kingdom

We are an independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 10 to 18, offering A-levels and the IB.

Ages taught:

10 — 18

School size:

551 boys, 507 girls

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • International Baccalaureate
  • English National Curriculum


Nigel Paddock

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Accreditations and memberships:

  • International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)
  • Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Council (HMC)
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In a world that places ever changing demands on young people, it is vitally important that schools provide a genuinely holistic education to prepare girls and boys for the challenges they will face in their journey through life. Oakham is such a school. We are an outstanding community of learners. I am passionate about the importance of blending academic excellence with a richness of opportunity; learning must never be simply confined to the four walls of a classroom. With so much on offer academically and beyond, Oakhamians are sure to find their niche. We want Oakhamians to leave us as well-grounded, hard-working individuals who know themselves well and are ready to go out into the world with the confidence and courage to stand up for what they believe in and make a difference.

Senior management

Headmaster Nigel Lashbrook BA

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School description

Oakham is an exciting, challenging and supportive place to live and work, thanks to our superb facilities, our experienced and enthusiastic staff and the wealth of activities we offer. 

We are located in the heart of safe, rural England, in the historic market town of Oakham, with excellent road and rail links to London and to London Stansted and Birmingham Airports.

Whilst we treasure our 400-year heritage, we pride ourselves on our forward-thinking attitude to education. 
Our aim is to provide our pupils with a world-class education to prepare them for life on the global stage. We seek to offer the highest standards of teaching and learning, so that all pupils fulfil their academic potential and cultivate a lifelong love of learning. 

We have flourishing Art, Design Technology, Drama, and Music Departments and an enviable reputation for excellent coaching and mentoring in a variety of sports. Beyond the classroom, we offer many opportunities for pupils to develop into well-rounded individuals through an extensive activities and Community Action programme. 

Oakham is a caring community where we nurture yet challenge our pupils and teach them how to be independent, thoughtful and responsible young adults, who are ready to take on the challenges of life beyond School. 

The ‘high quality of relationships between the staff and pupils’ and our ‘supportive learning environment’ are amongst the strengths singled out in our recent ISI Inspection Report.
To find out more visit www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk  

Term dates

  • 2017/2018
  • 04/09/17 - 13/12/17

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • English National Curriculum

Higher education:

99% of students progress to higher education

University destinations:

The majority of our students go on to top universities in the UK, Europe and the USA, including: Oxford, Cambridge, other Russell Group universities (circa 70%), medical schools and many more high-ranking institutions.

Sports and extra-curricular activities


Boys: rugby, hockey, cricket, athletics. Girls: hockey, netball, tennis, athletics. Plus sailing, football, lacrosse.
We are proud to be a well-recognised training ground for national squads. Typically 100 pupils progress to the national finals in over 10 different sports. We have a full-time Strength and Conditioning coach.

Extra-curricular activities:

There are a staggering 135 activities on offer to students – on top of all the opportunities in Sport, Music and Drama, and not including CCF, Voluntary Action and Duke of Edinburgh.


Admission process:

Common Entrance, Entry test or exam, GCSE results, Interview, Report from previous school, Scholarship exam.

Bursaries and scholarships


Please contact our Admissions team for further information.


Academic, All-rounder, Art, Design and Technology, Drama, Music, Sport.

Fees (Annual)

Junior Day:


Secondary Day:


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Flexi boarding:


Full boarding:




Nigel Paddock

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United Kingdom


Chapel Close, Market Place



Post/Zip Code:

LE15 6DT


+44 1572 758818

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