Boarding at Oakham is good and a number of areas are outstanding.
Inspectors visited the School in June 2011. Their report says that the School’s boarding provision is well managed and resourced. It says that Oakham is ‘outstanding’ in its range and quality of catering.
Health services for pupils are also rated as ‘outstanding’. Inspectors found boarders’ behaviour to be ‘excellent’.
The report adds that health and safety matters at Oakham are ‘extremely well managed throughout the School'.
Oakham’s activity programme is judged to be ‘outstanding’ and inspectors say that pastoral care is a key feature of life at the School.
Additionally, the School merits an ‘outstanding’ rating for helping pupils make a positive contribution.
The report also says that the promotion of equality and diversity is ‘outstanding’.
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Oakham School has been praised for offering "a distinctive and richly diverse educational experience" which is of "excellent quality". The team of inspectors from the Independent Schools Inspectorate spent four days in November 2007 at Oakham, examining every aspect of life at the School.
They reported that Oakham pupils are "courteous, willing and co-operative learners who achieve well."
Extracts from their comments are below and you can download the full report here.
The inspectors have praised the "very good attitudes and values promoted by the School's ethos". Their report also pays tribute to the "outstanding pastoral and boarding care" provided at Oakham School.
The inspectors found Oakham to be a school served by a “dedicated staff” which is populated by confident and engaging pupils. The inspection report says good progress has been made since the School was last inspected but further work remains to be done in the monitoring and appraisal of teaching, and in encouraging more pupils to make use of information and communications technology as a learning tool.
The Independent Schools Inspectorate is the body approved by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills for the purpose of inspecting independent Schools in ISC under Section 162 of the Education Act 2002. More information can be found at www.isi.net.