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10+/11+ Lower School Houses

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All pupils entering Oakham aged 10+/11+ join one of our four Lower School Houses, situated on the separate Jerwoods campus. Each House contains a mix of around 50 day pupils and boarders, which helps children to integrate quickly into the School and socialise with one another.

Filled with lots of indoor and outdoor spaces for pupils to live, work and play, Jerwoods provides a safe home base from which pupils can explore the rest of the School.

Boarders stay in the comfortable and homely surroundings of Hodges, right in the heart of the Jerwoods campus with a mix of full and flexible boarders who stay between two to five nights a week.

There is great integration between boarders and day pupils and the latter often take full advantage of the option to extend their day and take part in after-school activities and then join boarders for breakfast, supper and prep.

At a glance

The best of both worlds

Our separate Lower School campus provides a safe home base from which pupils can explore the rest of the School

Home from home environment

Each House contains lots of places where pupils can work and play – both inside and outside

Support is always available

Each House has a supportive team of adults to care for your child

Our small tutor groups

Tutors meet regularly with their tutees to help them organise their work and deal with any day-to-day issues

House pride

House families and interhouse competitions help bond pupils across all year groups

Peterborough House - Boys working

Useful documents

For further information on joining the Lower School please download the booklet below.

Joining the Lower School Book