Oakham is a vibrant, fully co-educational boarding and day school for 10–18 year olds. Our key strengths lie in the spectacularly wide range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities that we provide and our exceptionally caring and balanced school community.
Whilst academic excellence lies at the heart of everything we do, our focus goes far beyond just encouraging our students to achieve outstanding results in their examinations. Our genuinely holistic approach to education means that pupils leave Oakham as intellectually ambitious thinkers, who are effective and independent learners, well equipped with the skills and habits of mind to thrive in tomorrow’s world. Over many years, the School has also been recognised nationally for its outstanding achievements in sport, music, drama and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
Our House structure ensures we nurture all aspects of our pupils’ well-being during every stage of their Oakham journey. Pupils are surrounded by staff who are expertly trained to support their needs, who challenge them to become independent, thoughtful and responsible young adults, and who provide a home-from-home experience.
The School’s location close to Rutland Water, in the picturesque town of Oakham, means our pupils and staff are able to enjoy the safety of living and working in a beautifully green campus just a few minutes’ walk from its historic town centre and amenities. At the same time Oakham’s excellent road and rail links mean that London, Birmingham and Cambridge are all within easy reach.