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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.

Co-Education at Oakham School: A Brief History

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

Pupils wearing the new tartan uniform in 1975

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)