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Welcome to Oakham School Admissions. Here you will find information about how to join Oakham School, from arranging visits to applying for scholarships. If you have any questions, please email our friendly Admissions team, who will be delighted to help you. You might also like to explore our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Pupils usually join Oakham at age 10, 11, 13 or 16. You can choose to be a full boarder, a day pupil, or select one of our flexible boarding options.

The best way to get a taste of Oakham life is to come and see us in action, either on an Open Morning or for an individual visit.

We look forward to welcoming you to Oakham School!

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Nigel Paddock

Nigel Paddock


I joined Oakham in 1998, initially as Head of Economics and Business Studies. Having overseen an expansion of the department, I was appointed Wharflands Boarding Housemaster in 2001 and in the latter part of my tenure, I was also Senior Housemaster. In 2011 I became Registrar in charge of Admissions and Scholarships to Oakham. I have been involved with school sport and in particular rugby for over 25 years.