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From absolute beginners to elite athletes, we offer excellent coaching in a wide choice of sports to all our pupils, helping them to appreciate the benefits of fitness and develop a lifelong love of physical activity and sport.


Through the weekly Physical Education and Games programme, our pupils get the chance to try a rich variety of sports, both team and individual. As well as developing skills such as teamwork, strength and flexibility, we aim to help our pupils discover a sport that they love, enjoy the social aspects of sport and enhance their wellbeing.

Sport is a popular academic subject and many pupils choose to study Sports Science at GCSE, and also post-16 at A-level, BTEC, or in the IB Diploma, with excellent exam results.

"Sport really is for all, whether playing or watching friends."
Good Schools Guide

Nurturing Talent

Our dedicated and enthusiastic coaching staff, many of whom are professional athletes in their own field, provide tailored support to nurture talent and performance and Oakham pupils enjoy an outstanding record of success at local, regional and national levels. At any one time, around 60 pupils are representing their county or country in their chosen sport, and we are very proud that the list of Old Oakhamians representing their country at national and international level is impressive and ever-increasing.

Core Sports

Winter TermRugby Hockey
Spring TermHockeyNetball
Summer TermAthletics, Cricket, TennisAthletics, Cricket, Tennis

Pupils focus on different core sports each term and get the opportunity to participate in competitive fixtures against other schools. Other sports that pupils can pursue to all standards range from badminton to golf and basketball to sailing.

At a glance


acres of sports pitches


different sports


sports teams


fixtures each year


sports coaches