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Celebrating 50 years of Co-education

When Oakham School welcomed the first girls through its doors in September 1971 – 17 boarders and 10 day girls – it heralded a new era of success and growth for the School.

Now half a century later, we are celebrating this historic milestone with a year-long series of events, talks and activities that commemorate this pioneering decision and highlight the benefits that a truly co-educational environment can provide girls and boys.

A school should be co-educational because education must prepare for life.” John Buchanan, Headmaster of Oakham School 1957-1977 

PLEASE SEND US YOUR MEMORIES OF CO-EDUCATION AT OAKHAM.

We would love to receive your memories and photographs from your experience of co-education at Oakham.

E-mail the Alumni Manager Joe Roberts jr@oakham.rutland.sch.uk

I relished every games lesson: it was familiar, fun, demanding and any tension that might be around where the boys were fell away.”Old Oakhamian Emilie Salvesen (née Ingenhousz) ('73)

Pupils wearing the new tartan uniform in 1975

Timeline of Co-education