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Performance Sport

As part of Oakham’s commitment to nurturing talent and performance in our top athletes, the School’s specialist coaching staff, including the full-time Strength and Conditioning Coach, provide ongoing tailored support to help students manage their academic and sporting ambitions.

We work hand in hand with external professional sporting bodies (pathways, academies and clubs) in different sports to help our students who are on performance pathways to manage their time and workload.

Working on all aspects of students’ strength and conditioning requirements, including strength, power, and speed development, whilst making sure it is age and stage specific, our coaches also provide education on aspects outside of the gym. This includes recovery and nutrition, helping our athletes to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge for life beyond Oakham School. The training sessions also provide an opportunity for students to switch off from academic and sporting pressures and channel their energy in a different direction.

Many of our sporting alumni have left the School to pursue their sport at the highest competitive levels both nationally and internationally.

In the last few years sporting alumni have left to play rugby for Premiership clubs including Leicester Tigers and Wasps; First Class cricket for Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire; and hockey for Premier League clubs Beeston and Leicester, as well as England and Germany.

At a glance


pupils progress to the national finals in over 10 different sports each year


Pre-season training camps for all core sports


We run a major overseas sports tour every three years


girls and boys represent their county or country in their chosen sport