Careers and Higher Education

In conjunction with tutors, the staff of the Careers Department prepare Oakhamians for life after school by running courses for specific year groups, organising suitable events and encouraging in our pupils independence of thought and action. Although the majority of pupils from the school apply to a university, no young person should feel they are on a ‘conveyor belt’, and the processes of discernment and decision-making are nurtured in many different contexts of school life. Relevant information concerning careers provision can be found in these pages, as well as the parent portal. The school is a member of the Independent Schools Careers Organisation (ISCO).

The department is located on the ground floor of the Smallbone Library, which also houses an extensive Careers section; this may be consulted most easily on Saturday afternoons during term time, or at other times when not being used for lessons. Those who wish to make use of the careers resources in the library, or are uncertain who to contact, should contact the Careers Administrator in the first instance.
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The majority of Oakhamians go on to top universities in the UK, Europe and the United States, including Oxford, Cambridge, other Russell Group universities, medical schools and other high-ranking institutions worldwide. All Sixth and Seventh Form students take part in a series of events and tutorials covering university choices, application procedures and writing personal statements. 


Mrs Pippa Gibbs Head of Careers and Higher Education
Mrs Simone Lorenz-Weir Head of Upper School
Dr Darren Sheppard Senior Academic Mentor
Mrs Lesley Asher-Roche Assistant Head of Upper School and UCAS Apply
Mrs Sue Webb Work Experience Officer 
Dr Andrew Nicoll Clinical Course Applications
Mrs Christine Neale Administrator


Contact Us

Careers Department

Head of Careers and Higher Education
Mrs Pippa Gibbs  

Head of Upper School
Mrs Simone Lorenz-Weir

Assistant Head of Upper School and UCAS Apply
Ms Lesley Asher-Roche

Senior Academic Mentor
Dr Darren Sheppard

Clinical Course Applications
Dr Andrew Nicoll  

Mrs Christine Neale  mail_icon  Mon to Fri 8.30-5.00
Tel. 01572 758580

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