ISI Inspection Report

Oakham School has achieved the highest grading possible in its November 2019 ISI Inspection.

The School met all standards in the Compliance Inspection and was awarded 'excellent' in both key categories of the Educational Quality Inspection - the highest grading that can be achieved. The two key findings are:

  • "The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.” 

  •  “The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.”

I am delighted with the two headline judgements of 'Excellent' for 'Pupils' Achievements' and 'Personal Development'. This really does reflect the abilities and all-round commitment of our pupils, guided and supported by our staff.

Henry Price, Headmaster 

Full ISI Inspection Report 2019ISI Inspection Report Highlights 2019

Some Highlights from the Educational Quality Inspection Report.

"The quality of the pupils' academic and other achievements is excellent."

  • Pupils develop excellent analytical and thinking skills within the academic and extensive co-curriculum.

  • Pupils have high positive attitudes to learning.
  • Pupils fulfil their potential and achieve extremely well, acquiring the relevant skills and knowledge to move to the next stage of their education with success.

  • [Pupils] acquire excellent skills to take control of their learning, are independent in approach with well-honed study skills."

"The quality of the pupils' personal development is excellent."

  • Pupils are self-aware, confident young people, fully prepared to be involved and supportive of one another as they live their daily lives together in boarding and as day pupils.
  • Pupils demonstrate a strong moral stance, understand right from wrong and take responsibility for their actions. They are polite and well-mannered.

  • Pupils make rapid progress, supported at all levels and across all subjects by regular guidance and feedback from teachers and tutors.
  • Pupils develop excellent analytical and thinking skills within the academic and extensive co-curriculum.

Boarding Life

  • Boarding successfully promotes pupils' confidence, encourages appropriate risk, mistakes are seen as part of life skills' learning, so that pupils feel free to try new challenges, not afraid of failure."
  • Pupils collaborate and cooperate extremely well in their boarding houses, demonstrating the school ethos in word and action.

  • Pupils' cultrual awareness and understanding of diversity is excellent. They are tolerant and respectful, embracing the international nature of their boarding house, fully prepared to widen their horizons.
  • Each house has its own spirit and sense of community, new boarders are welcomed and new friendships made.