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Double Winning Success in Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators

The Modern Foreign Languages Faculty is delighted to announce that two Oakhamians, Grace (Form 3) and Hattie (Form 6) have been recognised by Oxford University for their entries in the Anthea Bell Translation Competition, run by Queen’s College, Oxford.

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¡Viva la Feria!

Showing Oakhamians that spontaneity is the spice of life, a ‘pop up’ feria came to Oakham School this term!

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Successful Athletics at Oakham

It has been a successful two weeks for our busy Oakham athletes, who have seen competition wins, personal bests and broken records. Talented Oakhamian, Izzy, has also been selected to represent GB in the upcoming Loughborough International.

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Lower School Pupils Compete in Annual Singing Competition

All four Lower School houses have been preparing hard in recent weeks for the annual inter-house singing competition, which this year offered them the opportunity to pick a song from the hit animated film, Sing!.

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Art Exhibition by Oakham School's Art staff

An exhibition featuring personal artwork by Oakham School’s Art staff, showcasing the talents within the department, opened last week in the Oakham School Library.

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First Oakhamian to pass recently introduced DELF course

Oakham's Modern Foreign Languages Faculty has recently introduced the Business Language course DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) as part of Oakham's activities programme and is delighted to see its first student becoming certified.

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Behind the Scenes of Romeo and Juliet

Feuding families, star-crossed lovers and a whole lot of tragedy. As Oakham School gets ready to perform the stunning tale of Romeo and Juliet, we spoke to some of the cast behind the scenes to get their insight into the production.

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Choral scholarship success for Pien

"Pien’s talents and tireless commitment to choral singing have been recognised by the prestigious choral scholarship scheme..."

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Oakham skiers enjoy perfect conditions

A group of Lower and Middle School pupils spent a week of their Easter holidays enjoying the snowy slopes of Madonna di Campiglio in Italy. It was the first ski trip organised by the school since the beginning of the pandemic.

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The IB & Me: 20 Years of the International Baccalaureate

As Oakham School celebrates 20 years of offering the IB Diploma, the latest edition of The Oakhamian Magazine explored what the qualification means to current and former pupils at different stages of their life and education.

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Lauren makes Bermudan Senior Women’s Hockey team

Congratulations to Lauren (Form 6) who has been selected as one of 16 players to represent Bermuda in their upcoming qualifying tournament for next year’s Central American and Caribbean Games in El Salvador. 

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Success for Form 6 trombonist Archie

Well done to Form 6 trombonist Archie who recently won the National Youth Championships of Great Britain with the Youth Brass 2000 band. 

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Form 6 Business students visit Boots HQ

Oakham’s Form 6 recently visited Boots HQ in Nottingham to explore how the retailer has morphed from its ’bricks and mortar’ shops to have a growing online presence. They were the first pupils to be invited post Covid.

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Food for Thought at the Scholars Society Dinner

After a break of three years, Oakham’s Academic Scholars from Forms 1 to 7 gathered for their annual formal dinner, an opportunity to enjoy a fine meal and conversation in the convivial surroundings of the School’s Barraclough Dining Room.

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IB Visual Arts Exhibition Opening Event

Oakham School Form 7 IB Visual Arts students opened their final exhibition yesterday, sharing with their friends and family the superb work that they have been creating over the last two years.  

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Latest News in the Chemistry Dept

Congratulations to the Upper School winners who gained three bronze and four silver awards in the Chemistry Olympiad this year.

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Magnificent Sevens

Oakham’s U18 rugby sevens team played some magnificent rugby to finish Runners Up of the Vase Competition at the Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens Tournament; the first Oakham School side to achieve this feat since the competition began in 1939.

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Form 6 Spanish A-level students enjoy threatre trip

On an unseasonably warm March afternoon, the Form 6 Spanish A-level group accompanied by Teacher of Spanish Mr Passey and Head of German Mrs Sykes travelled to London’s South Bank to watch a performance of Lorca’s La Casa de Bernarda Alba.

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Form 6 artists attend a day of online workshops

On 18 February, Oakham's sixth formers studying art attended a day of online workshops led by talented artists. The event was organised by Oakham's Director of Art and Sketchbook Circle founder, Ms Brass and Mrs Naish from the Grange School in Hertford and was also open to Form 6 students across the country.

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Spring Term Service Weekend a Success

Pupils across Oakham School have enjoyed a successful Service Weekend – where they took part in a variety of challenges and activities off timetable and, for many, off-campus too.

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Pupils + UKMT Maths Challenge = Success

Oakham School is celebrating after 45 of its pupils have won certificates in the UKMT 2022 Intermediate Maths Challenge held in February.

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Piano Duet Competition 2022

Brilliantly inspired and arranged by Head of Piano, Anne Bolt, this fabulous event is a celebration of collaborative piano-playing.

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Pupils take part in the LOROS LIFE project

Three Form 6 pupils, Dan, Anish and Katrina, took part in the LOROS LIFE project on Friday – a challenge hosted by Uppingham School and involving schools from across Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Oakham School celebrates World Book Day 2022

Oakham School is celebrating the 25th anniversary of World Book Day today, with the Library and English departments joining forces and arranging plenty of activities for pupils. 

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U12 Hockey Success!

Congratulations to the U12 Girls and Boys who secured the titles of Champions and Runners Up respectively in the County Hockey Tournament. 

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Visit by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue came into school to talk to Form 7 about the Fatal 4; the most common causes of accidents whilst driving

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Behind the Scenes with the cast of Blue Stockings

In anticipation of its forthcoming production of Blue Stockings, Oakham School took a peek behind the scenes during rehearsals and caught up with some of the cast.

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Guest speaker for Psychology pupils

Dr Merry, Forensic Psychologist, and Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University delivered a second lecture to Oakham's Psychology pupils on Offender Profiling, which explores typical personality and behavioural characteristics of criminals.

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Oakham pupils visit Roman Baths Museum

Form 3 Latin students recently travelled to Bath, to see the Roman Baths Museum and examine first-hand some of the artefacts they are currently studying.

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GB Selection Success for OO Matthew Ramshaw

Congratulations to Old Oakhamian (OO) Matthew Ramshaw (’18) who has been selected for the 2022 Great Britain Hockey Senior Squad. Matthew has been selected in the men’s training squad and hopes to feature for Great Britain over the coming year, in particular the Commonwealth Game and the FIH Hockey Pro League.

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Bacchae Radio Play

Form 6 and 7 students of Classical Civilisation and Greek came together for a Radio Play reading of the play Bacchae by Euripides.

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Lights, Camera, Showcase!

Lower School pupils put on a show, as they dance and act to a range of films and musicals, and take their audience on a trip around the world.

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Superb Singing Competition

With performances taking place throughout the day in both Chapel and Old Hall, we were privileged...

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Oakham Pupils Receive Oxbridge Offers

Four Oakham School pupils – Zsolti, Peter, Alan and Oli – have all received offers to study at Oxbridge following a successful application process.

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Seventh Formers celebrate Burns Night

Oakham School’s Burns Night celebrations saw Seventh Formers enjoying an entertaining night of Scottish dancing and eating to honour the country’s famous poet.

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Oakham School Confirmation Service

On Saturday 22 January, the Rt. Revd Donald Allister, Bishop of Peterborough, confirmed 49 pupils. It was the largest confirmation group since 1992, and included those that were unable to be confirmed last year.

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Oakham pupils celebrating in style

Pupils in Oakham’s Lower School and Middle School Houses have been enjoying a variety of social events to celebrate the start of the new term.

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Form 2 pupils participate in the MYP Community Day

Oakham's Form 2 pupils had an exciting opportunity to participate in the MYP Community Day that was centred around the issues of refugees and migration while specifically focusing on the School’s core values of Care and Contribution.

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How To Use Poetry Against Racism: May Ayim and Philipp Khabo Koepsell

Forms 6 and 7 pupils studying German joined with pupils from Oundle school to listen to Professor Sarah Colvin (Jesus College, Cambridge) discuss how two German poets use poetry and performance to challenge racism as well as the broader question of whether poetry can ever hope to achieve such aims.

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Oakham pupils to represent India, Belarus and Venezuela at the MUN Conference

The academic activity, Model United Nations (MUN), in Oakham’s Upper School is going from strength to strength with news just in that Oakham pupils will be representing India, Belarus and Venezuela at the next MUN Conference to be held at Kingswood School, Bath in March.

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A beautiful recorder performance!

Learning Support Teacher Oliver Smith gave a beautiful performance of Bassano, Eyck and Hotteterre on the recorder. Accompanied by Mr Harry Jacques and Philla Seelig.

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Doc Soc lecture on the topic of ethics

Members of the Oakham School Medical Society (DocSoc) recently met in a Covid-safe learning environment for an insightful lecture and discussion on the topic of ethics. Oakham pupils were joined by their counterparts from Harington School.

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Our new Gap Students have arrived!

The start of the Spring Term has seen the annual arrival of our Gap students from Australia and South Africa.

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Bestselling author, Abi Elphinstone, inspires Lower 1 pupils

Bestselling author, Abi Elphinstone, who wrote the fantastical Unmapped Chronicles series, virtually 'visited' Lower 1 pupils today. In the workshop that followed, Abi inspired everyone to get their imagination flowing and helped them dream up magical kingdoms and characters.

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Spanish after Oakham

The Spanish Department welcomed back Gina Tyler OO (‘20), who came to talk to their Upper School students about languages post-A-level.

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Hot off the Press!

The latest editions of the Oakhamian and Old Oakhamian magazines have arrived! We’re now sending out copies, but if you can’t wait please click the following links to read the magazines online: Oakhamian magazine and Old Oakhamian magazine.

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Oakham Squash Success

Oakham school was successfully represented at the Leicestershire County Championships this year.

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We are the Champions!

House spirit continues to shine with pupils in Oakham’s 16 Houses taking part in an array of inter-house competitions.

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Santa Claus is Coming to Oakham School

Christmas celebrations were in full swing at Oakham School, with the festive season marking the end of a successful first term

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Rugby returns to Oakham School

After a year’s absence, rugby fixtures made a triumphant return this term with inter-school fixtures once again taking place, the 1st XV enjoying a fantastic cup run, the U11s uncovering a love for the game, and OOs making the headlines.

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Pupils Speak the Speech with Shakespeare Monologue

Drama students at Oakham School have performed a variety of Shakespearian monologues and sonnets to their parents, peers and teachers in celebration of his most famous works

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More Than £10,000 Raised for Charities this Term

Pupils at Oakham School have participated in a variety of different fundraising initiatives this term, raising more than £10,000 for local and national charities.

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Art Scholars' Christmas Card competition 2021

Congratulations to Riya and Yat Fei who have been announced winners of this year’s Art Scholars’ Christmas Card competition. Riya won with her design of a ‘Chapel Winter Scene’ and YatFei with a ‘Winter Wonderland’.

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Oakham School Hockey Success Winter 2021

Oakham’s Indoor Hockey season has been the most successful in Oakham history, with four teams securing a place at the Regional Finals, two for the 10th year running, and three finishing in 2nd place!

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Clipsham winners of the Interhouse Debating Finals

Last week saw the Finals of the Senior Interhouse Debating competition, with Clipsham and Barrow debating whether “This House would raise the legal age to hold a social media account”, in front of their fellow peers in the Wilson Auditorium. 

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Oakham pupils raise funds at their Kenya Charity Gala Dinner

Guests enjoyed a delightful evening of dining and fundraising at the Kenya Charity Gala Dinner held in the Barraclough hall last week. They raised approximately £4500 for the ‘Kenyan Schools Project’, which supports primary schools in rural Kenya. 

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Impressive Maths Success

Congratulations to the 23 candidates who achieved awards in this year’s UKMT Senior Maths Challenge (SMC), including an impressive collection of eight Gold awards, two of which went to Form 4 pupils competing two years above their age group.

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Swimming Success for Oakham School

The boys U18 swimming team recently made Oakham School history by winning the Medley relay at the Stowe Invitational Swimming Gala for the first time. The boys competed in a field above their ages which made their win even more impressive. They were also placed 3rd in the Freestyle relay.

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Oakham School Senior Inter-house Debating Semi-Finals

This term saw a remodelled version of inter-house debating, with the senior competition featuring 6th and 7th form competing together, with seventh formers returning to their old houses.

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Oakham School Exhibits at The Independent Schools Show

Oakham School was honoured to have exhibited at The Independent Schools Show last weekend (13 and 14 November), to showcase its fantastic offering to thousands of local, national, and international families.

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Successful weekend of Rugby for Oakham Alumni

Last weekend saw two alumni scrum-halves captaining their Premiership clubs, and another Old Oakhamian make his senior Premiership Rugby debut.

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Oakham School commemorates Armistice Day 2021

Oakham School fell silent on Thursday 11 November, to pay its respects to those Old Oakhamians and former staff who sadly died serving their country in the First and Second World Wars

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Brilliant Ensembles in Concert
 

The second major concert of the 2021-22 academic year, featuring performances from Oakham School's talented musicians in the Wind Band, Chamber Orchestra and Big Band, alongside selected soloists.

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Form 4 DT Trip to Morgan Motor Company

Form 4 Design and Technology GCSE pupils recently visited Morgan Motor Company in Malvern for a factory tour.

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Brain Hats Created by Psychology Pupils

IB Psychology pupils have gotten creative and made brain hats to help them understand the different functions of the human mind.

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Oakham Pupils Get Ready to Sing in the Rain

As the colder and damper weather approaches, drama students at Oakham School are getting ready to put on a show for the Main School Production of Singin’ in the Rain.

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Oakham pupils enjoy adventure day

Last term saw Form 6 pupils enjoy an adventure day in the Derbyshire Dales as part of their learning experience beyond the classroom.

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Sixth formers gain valuable work experience

Two sixth formers from Oakham School attended valuable work experience placements this October break to help find a potential career path and to develop new skills.

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Successful Service Weekend

The last weekend of term was exceptionally busy with Oakham School pupils embarking on their Duke of Edinburgh (DofE), Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and Voluntary Action (VA) challenges for Service weekend.

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Oakham's Director of Netball in Wasps Squad

Congratulations to Oakham’s Director of Netball, Lauren Nicholls, who has joined Superleague netball team Wasps from Loughborough Lightning.

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Charity and Pupils have 'Phab' Activity Day

Oakham School recently had a ‘Phab’ day with a national charity, after inviting local young people with disabilities to the campus for a day of activities.

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Careers Fair sees Oakham School pupils look to the future

Oakham School has partnered with local organisations and businesses to host a Careers Fair on campus, providing pupils with an opportunity to learn more about their career pathways for the future.

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Exciting Art Project Day for Form 3

Form 3 artists enjoyed an exciting Art Project day last Monday, with three artists leading workshops using some diverse approaches and techniques.

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Lower 1 visited by the Vikings, Clan Wulfhar

Lower 1 were visited by Clan Wulfhar, a Viking reenactment group who shared their knowledge of Viking weaponry, daily life in a Viking household and Viking medicine. 

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Busy Service Weekend ahead

Oakham pupils have a busy three days ahead, facing an array of challenges as part of their Service Weekend.

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Rhyd-y-creuua Biology and ESS Field Trip Blog

A group of Form 7 Biology and ESS pupils are on their field course trip at Rhyd-y-creuau in North Wales. FSC Rhyd-y-creuau is set in the beautiful, rugged landsape of the Snowdonia National Park, yet is also close to secluded wooded valleys, rocky shores and beaches.

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Pupils weave words for National Poetry Day

In celebration of National Poetry Day (7 October) pupils at Oakham School have been getting creative with a project that mixes Art and English together.

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Harvest Festival celebrated with Donation to Rutland Foodbank

Rutland Foodbank has received a donation of nearly £1,000 worth of food from pupils at Oakham School following a receipt challenge at their Harvest Festival which will now help provide essentials to families across the county.

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LUNCHTIME RECITAL PAYS TRIBUTE TO DISNEY

The lunchtime recital on Wednesday 29 September was a rare tribute to the catalogue of wonderful songs composed especially for Disney films over the past 70+ years.

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Oakham School's new prospectus unveiled!

Oakham School is delighted to reveal its beautiful newly designed Prospectus, showcasing our vibrant and friendly community in all its glory.

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MYP Community Day Form 2

During Form 2 MYP Community Day, Oakham pupils looked at migration and refugees.

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MUN is back...

Oakham pupils will be attending the Cheadle Hulme Model United Nations (MUN) conference over service weekend, representing the nations of Israel and Brazil.

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Unbeaten U14 Netballers County Champions.

Oakham’s U14 netball team are celebrating a County win after winning all 9 games at the County Tournament to secure their place in the Regional Tournament for the 5th year running

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Oakham Drama Scholars stage powerful production

Last week saw the return of live theatre to the QET, with the Middle School Drama Scholars putting on the first production of the new academic year - a successful three-night run of ‘The Government Inspector’.

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Excellent pupil lunchtime recitals to begin the term

Charlie (Form 4) and Archie (Form 6) entertained us with their accomplished playing on Wednesday 15 September.

Samantha (Form 6) was the next recitalist to perform on Wednesday 22 September. 

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Coaching session with OO and Wasps Rugby player Sam Wolstenholme

Oakham School welcomed back Old Oakhamian Sam Wolstenholme (‘17) to help coach the 1st XV rugby team in their preparations for the forthcoming competitions against Leicester Grammar, Bedford and Bromsgrove. Sam also helped coach the U14 session.

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Netballers welcome back Oakham alumni

Oakham School welcomed back four Old Oakhamians - Becca Malyon (‘21), Hannah Moursi (‘18), Sassy Norton (‘18), and Ella Turner (‘21) - last weekend, as they joined our Form 7 netballers for some valuable match practice.

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Tom Grant Football Festival 2021

After a two-year break, the 12th Annual Tom Grant Football Festival, held in memory of Old Oakhamian Tom Grant (‘05), took place at the School’s Wilson Fields. Twelve Houses competed in the friendly House competition, all striving to win the Champions League replica trophy.

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Geographers back out in the field

For the first time in more than 18 months, Geographers were able to  undertake some fieldwork outside of the 'classroom' in preparation for their forthcoming GCSE exams.

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Two Squash County Winners and 3 County runner ups!

Congratulations to Max W and Emily, who were the U17 and U19 county winners respectively of the Leicestershire County Squash competition that was held at the beginning of September. 

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Biologists try their hand at PCR testing

Form 7 Biology pupils have settled straight back into their lessons this week with PCR testing; something which has become very well known to everyone due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Fantastic first weekend of boarding

Oakham’s boarders have had a fantastic first weekend of the new school year, taking part in all sorts of activities and trips.

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Form 7 and Parents Talk: Dr Dominique Thompson ' How to Grow a Grown Up'

On Friday September 10, the School welcomed Dr Dominque Thompson, who gave talks first to  Form 7 students and then to parents of students in that year group, on the subjects of teenage and student mental health and making successful and smooth transitions to life beyond school.

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Lunchtime Concert - 8 September 2021

The beginning of this new school year has felt like much more of a renaissance than normal, following the reduced concerts of the past two school years. To gather with the wider Oakham community in itself was a delight, and the music offerings of Mr Peter Davis, Oakham School's Director of Music, was a startling reminder of what we have all missed so much.

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New Sailing Co-ordinator Set to Show Pupils the Ropes

Oakham School is thrilled to be welcoming a new sailing instructor ahead of the new academic year. Ollie Hooper, Sailing and Adventurous Learning Co-ordinator, is looking forward to showing pupils the ropes and continuing sailing as a sport at the school. 

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Oakham School

In a week that has already seen the A-level, BTEC and Pre-U results announced, the GCSE results were today released for all Form 5 (Year 11) pupils.

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Work experience hospital

Form 6 pupils have gained valuable work experience this summer, helping them decide on future careers and demonstrating their potential to prospective employers or universities. They have attended some amazing placements despite the coronavirus pandemic ranging from medicine and marketing to engineering and scientific research.

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Success for Oakham's Hockey Players!

Old Oakhamian Alex Stadler (15) will be representing Germany at the Olympics in Tokyo, as goalkeeper for Germany’s Men’s Olympic hockey squad. The contest starts this weekend, and the team will play five group matches, with the top four in each pool qualifying for the quarter finals.  Their first game will be against Canada this Saturday.

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Musicians Excel in their Music Exams

After a long period without live music exams, Oakham School pupils have taken over 90 individual exams over the course of the Summer Term.

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Cricket is back!

After a year off due to the pandemic, cricket fixtures have returned, and pupils have enjoyed competing again.

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Celebrating the end of an extraordinary year

On the final day of the Summer Term and in line with government restrictions, Oakham School pupils, parents and staff were delighted to celebrate in person the end of an extraordinary year via several specially adapted Prize Giving ceremonies and Leavers’ events. 

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Celebrating together at Lower School Prize Giving

This year's Lower School Prize Giving event gave pupils, parents and staff a wonderful opportunity to join together in person to celebrate the end of this academic year like no other.

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Welcome return of Educational Trips

Pupils welcomed the return of educational trips over the Summer term as travel and visit restrictions gradually lifted.

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Summer term of boarding fun

Oakham’s boarders have had an action-packed summer term back at school, with lots of activities in-house and trips around Rutland and the local countryside.  

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IB Diploma Success

IB Diploma students from Oakham School are celebrating today, having received excellent International Baccalaureate Diploma results that, once again, place them amongst some of the highest-scoring IB students in the world.

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Pupils rise to tough DofE and CCF challenges

This term has seen hundreds of pupils complete their Duke of Edinburgh challenges and CCF training, which have been adapted due to Coronavirus restrictions. 

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Biology Olympiad Success for Oakham School pupils

Congratulations to the seven Biologists in Form 7 who won medals and certificates in the 2021 Biology Olympiad, an annual competition, which aims to encourage pupils aged 16+ to take an interest in biology beyond the school curriculum. 

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Remarkable performances in uplifting end of year Dance Showcase!

The end of the year Dance Showcase saw pupils from L1 to Form 4 give a remarkable performance of a variety of dance styles including street, jazz, musical theatre, jive and tap dance, to a selection of upbeat songs such as ‘I’m So Excited’, ‘Express Yourself’, and ‘Boogie Wonderland’.

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Spectacular Outdoor Music Event

Live music-making returned to Oakham on a grand scale as the School hosted its first ever Outdoor Musical Spectacular on the evening of Thursday 1 July.

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Oakham School Lunchtime Concert l Chamber Choir

The final Lunchtime concert for this academic year was given by the Chamber Choir, superbly conducted by our Director of Music, Mr Peter Davis. There could not have been a more fitting and poignant way to round of an exceptional year.

 

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IBMYP

Oakham is delighted to officially become an International Baccalaureate MYP School following three years of successfully embedding the programme across Forms 1-3 (Years 7-9) and ‘passing’ an extensive verification visit which took place at the beginning of June.

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Lower School pupils go far for LIV Village charity

After a year often spent apart or in socially distanced bubbles, Oakham’s entire Lower School community was delighted to join together to participate in a charity fundraising walk around Doncaster Close

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SUPERLATIVE PIANO PLAYING BY JAN & OBI

This week’s Music at Lunchtime recital was a feast of terrific piano playing, courtesy of gifted Form 5 pianists Jan & Obi. After a year of these fellow housemates spurring each other on in the pursuit of pianistic perfection, the recital offered a wonderful opportunity for us to enjoy their impressive music-making.

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Old Oakhamian Sporting Success

The past weekend saw success for both OOs playing in the U20 Six Nations, with England and Wales both winning their matches.

 

 

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International recognition for Middle School Pianist

We were delighted to learn that Form 4 music scholar, Eddie, achieved an outstanding distinction mark in his ABRSM Grade 6 online performance grade exam back in March 2021, scoring no fewer than 147 marks out of a total possible mark of 150.

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Oakhamians triumph in Shakespeare Competition

Congratulations to Adam (Form 3) who has been selected to participate in the live National Grand Final of the English-Speaking Unions (ESU) Shakespeare Monologue competition 2021, where he will compete with around 20 other Regional winners.

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Wonderfully poetic piano playing

The audience in All Saints’ Church was treated to the wonderfully poetic piano playing of Form 7 music scholar, Rupert Fell, at lunchtime on Wednesday 16 June.

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Impressive Sports Day

Last term saw Middle School pupils enjoy Sports Day in glorious sunshine.

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Poise and feeling in Bethany's recital

After an absence of fifteen months, it was wonderful to attend All Saints’ Church for a lunchtime concert with the June sunshine streaming in the south-facing windows.

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Vibrant Violin Recital

Our live Music at Lunchtime recitals continued this week with a vibrant recital by two of our talented Form 2 music scholars, Millie and Faith, performing on the violin as soloists and as a duo.

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Three Old Oakhamians play in Cricket County Championship match

Last weekend saw three Old Oakhamians playing in the same Cricket County Championship match held at Trent Bridge with Tom Fell (12) representing Worcestershire and Lyndon James (17) and Stuart Broad (04) representing Nottinghamshire CCC.

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Junior Maths Challenge Success

Congratulations to the 19 Lower School pupils who received awards in this year’s Junior Maths Challenge, run by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT). 9 pupils received a bronze, 7 silver and 3 gold. 

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Form 7 pupils enjoy last few weeks of School life. 

Form 7 IB pupils, who finished their assessments at the beginning of the Summer Term, have been able to take part in a range of courses and activities giving them the chance to experience a part of School life previously denied to them over the past year due to the pandemic.

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Oakhamian achieves hat-trick in cricket!

Congratulations to Form 2 pupil Magnus who achieved the very rare feat of a hat-trick in cricket in the U13A fixture against Oundle.

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The return of Music at Lunchtime concerts

Oakham School is delighted to announce the return of live music with an array of concerts planned for both the School and the wider community. 

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Songs for Musical Theatre Recital

We were thrilled to be able to re-launch our live Music at Lunchtime recitals this week in the Chapel for our School community. This week's recitalists featured a selection of singers performing repertoire for their upcoming LCM music theatre exams.

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The Duke of Edinburgh Skills Training Day

Oakham pupils completing the School’s Duke of Edinburgh Award participated in a practice day in and around the local area this week.

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Form 6 pupils attend 'After Oakham' sessions

Form 6 pupils have been attending several ‘After Oakham’ sessions, held by the Careers Department about the options available to them after Form 7.

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Introducing our gap students

The start of the Summer Term has seen the arrival of our Gap students from Australia and South Africa.

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Mesmerising Mozart Recital

For this week's Music at Lunchtime recital we had the pleasure of listening to talented soprano, Eliza, perform 4 famous Mozart arias.

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Form 3 Art Exhibition

A fantastic Art exhibition featuring work by Form 3 pupils completed over the course of the year is now on display at the Wheelhouse gallery.

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Drums and Percussion Recital

Form 4 music scholar, Eddie, has recorded a brilliant recital for this week's Music at Lunchtime recital. Eddie showcased his talents on drum kit, unaccompanied snare drum and xylophone.

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Hamish Watson selected for Lions!

Congratulations to Old Oakhamian Hamish Watson (10) who has, today, been called up to play for the British and Irish Lions in their forthcoming tour of South Africa.

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Exceptional Violin Recital

Our Music at Lunchtime series continues with a recital by exceptional violinist and Form 6 music scholar, Lucy...

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