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I’ve moved around a lot so boarding has given me more stability.

 – Mollie (Form 6)



Originally from the UK, Mollie’s family move around a lot for work so she sought the stability of boarding at Oakham School to complete her Upper School years.

Mollie joined the School this year when her family moved from Thailand back to the UK.

“My family moves around quite a bit because of my dad’s work so I’ve always found myself living in different countries.”

“I was most recently at an international school in Thailand, which was great and I really enjoyed it, but when my family said they were moving again I knew I wanted to come back to the UK and stay here more permanently.”

“I feel like I can’t really compare Oakham to Thailand, because they’re both so different from each other but are both so good in their own ways. I will say that I definitely miss England whenever we’re living somewhere else though; it will always feel like home to me.”


Mollie was nervous to board at school as it’s not something she’d thought about before.

“I definitely felt nervous coming here, because it was something that was unknown to me, but I wanted to do it. “


At a vital time in her education, Mollie has found a home away from home at Oakham.

“As I’m in the senior stage of my school education, I knew that this was a really important time to be focusing on my school work and for me it made sense that I would stay in one place to do that and have this stability.”

“I feel like Oakham School really supports me and I’ve made myself at home here in the short amount of time I’ve been at School.”

“My friends and I laugh because when we’re out and about we’ll always say that we’re going to head home soon and we really mean we’re going back to our House. It’s great that we’re all so comfortable here.”


Keeping in touch with her family is still a high priority in Mollie’s life.

“I call or FaceTime my parents every day and it’s nice to keep in contact with them as much as I do and feel connected to them.”

“Knowing that my friends are always there for me is really good too because they’re literally like, two steps away from me and it’s always so nice to talk to them.”


Mollie’s new home away from home is seeing her make friendships for life.

“In the short time that I’ve been at the School I’ve already made friends for life. Whether you want to spend the evening as a House or you want some time on your own after a busy day, your friends are always there for you, and we have a mutual understanding and respect for each other.”