In a world which places ever greater demands on young people, it is vitally important that the schools of the 21st Century provide a genuinely holistic education to prepare boys and girls for the challenges they will face in their lives. Oakham is such a school.
We are dedicated to blending academic excellence with a richness of opportunity beyond the classroom. As a boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 10 to 18, we are committed to providing a Total Curriculum.
High standards of teaching combine with opportunities for independent study to create an intellectual curiosity in Oakhamians that stays with them for life. We offer both A-levels and the International Baccalaureate. Such a diverse and rigorous curriculum means we are constantly able to help Oakhamians to fulfil, if not exceed, their academic and intellectual potential.
The enormous range of activities away from the classroom ensures that each pupil can grow and develop wherever their interests and talents may lie. Music and drama play strong parts in the life of the School and there are numerous and varied opportunities to perform. Our Art and Design Faculty, the latter now housed in a stunningly impressive new building, inspires pupils to a level of remarkable creativity.
The School has a quite outstanding reputation for sport. However, we take great pride, not only in pupils who have gone on to represent their counties or countries, but also in those who demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment regardless of the level of team in which they play.
The many educational trips, expeditions and tours, our highly regarded Duke of Edinburgh programme, Combined Cadet Force and Volunteering work in the community, give further evidence of what really is a Total Curriculum. With so much on offer, Oakhamians are sure to find their niche.
So, as you can see, Oakham provides a plethora of opportunities in a community which rewards ambition, enthusiasm and hard work, and where, without doubt, everyone enjoys themselves. Even more important, it is where honesty and mutual respect are expected.
Of course, my words cannot hope to do justice to life at Oakham. The only way to do that is for you to come and see it for yourself – please pay us a visit and you will see why we are so proud of our pupils. You are guaranteed a very warm welcome.
Nigel M Lashbrook