Address: Chapel Close, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DT
Founded: 1584
Number of Pupils: 1,040
Ages: 10 – 18 
Fees: Fee Range (Termly) £6,580 – £13,550
Head Teacher: Henry Price
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Selective: assessments + interview 10+/11+ and 13+/14+ (or CE); GCSE performance + interview at 16+.
Contact: Anna Steiger
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Oakham hosts a number of in-person and online open events for prospective parents and guardians

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The Curriculum

Oakham School combines its outstanding pastoral care with academic excellence and co-curricular opportunities, underpinned by its core values, to enable pupils to flourish at school and long into the future.

Games & the Arts

Oakham offers over 30 different sports with internationally experienced coaching staff. Around 60 pupils represent their county and/or country each year. Oakham has a reputation for excellence in the Creative and Performing Arts, which are fully integrated into the curriculum.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care lies at the heart Oakham School. The School offers a wide support network of adults, who care for all aspects of its pupils’ wellbeing. The Barraclough Dining Hall serves an extensive choice of nutritious and freshly prepared food. The School’s state-of-the-art Medical and Pastoral Centre offers a dedicated space to promote wellbeing, as well as offering medical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

University Places

Leavers’ destinations include Oxbridge, Russell Group and other leading institutions.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Oakham School provides an education that not only acts as a preparation for life, but also recognises that these years should be joyful, memorable and transformative. The School helps pupils on their journey to become adults who are confident, aspirational, and courageous, who have their feet firmly on the ground.

Outstanding Characteristics

Oakham is well known and loved for being a friendly and highly successful school. Founded in 1584, its uniquely structured student population creates a genuinely inclusive school community. Set in the heart of safe, rural England close to Rutland Water, Oakham values learning and relationships; preparing pupils for life.