Last week saw Form 4 artists visiting two superb art venues, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Hepworth.
Last week saw Form 4 artists visiting two superb art venues, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Hepworth.
Oakham School recently made history by fielding its first mixed cricket team in its 50th year of co-education.
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.
This week saw pupils in Lower 1 taking part in a ‘Protect our Planet Environment’ day.
Showing Oakhamians that spontaneity is the spice of life, a ‘pop up’ feria came to Oakham School this term!
Oakham’s Head of Piano, Anne Bolt with violinist Annebeth Webb, from the prestigious Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Holland.
A group of Form 6 Oakham engineers have been awarded the ‘Best Teamworking’ prize for their work in the Industrial Cadets Gold Engineering for the East Midlands.
Oakham School library has put on a wonderful Queen’s Platinum Jubilee themed display for pupils and staff.
Pupils captivated audiences at the School’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre with their rendition of the most tragic love story ever told.
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.
Oakham’s Form 6 Voluntary Action pupils recently welcomed disabled young people from their local community to the School and enjoyed a range of Easter-themed crafts and activities.
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!.
Eleven talented musicians from Forms 2, 3, 4 & 6 performed in the Thistleton Music Festival
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.
Paul immediately conveyed the work’s tragic grandeur with a strong opening bass line and poised chorale-like chords.
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.
Eliza displays a linguistic flexibility
Congratulations to all the musicians who took part for entertaining us so brilliantly after just a couple of weeks of the Summer Term!
Old Oakhamian Rupert Fell’s awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship in Music to Bristol University.
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.
Oakham School scuba divers have been enjoying perfecting their Open Water diving skills.
A packed audience in All Saints’ Church enjoyed the first lunchtime recital of the Summer Term
Yesterday evening saw the French Department holding a cheese tasting event to promote French culture.
With school field work trips finally able to resume, there was definite excitement in the air as Form 3 headed off on their Geography field trip to Skegness and Hunstanton.
"Pien’s talents and tireless commitment to choral singing have been recognised by the prestigious choral scholarship scheme..."
Over the Easter break, Oakham’s Director of Art, Elinor Brass, organised a residential course in sunny Margate for Art teachers across the UK.
Lucy and Pien kept the audience engaged through their range of repertoire featuring French Art Song and Gilbert & Sullivan.
Form 4 GCSE Citizenship Students spent a useful day putting their learning into practice at the Nottingham Galleries of Justice Museum.
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.
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.
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.
Yatfei has gained valuable work experience this Easter work shadowing Dr Craig in the Acute Medicine Unit (west) at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
F6 Psychology students visited Chester Zoo on 31st March to attend two workshops; Animal Behaviour and Primate Behaviour.
Form 7 students rounded off the Spring Term in style with a black tie dinner at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel.
This term boarding has seen a perfect balance of work, rest and play.
Well done to Form 6 trombonist Archie who recently won the National Youth Championships of Great Britain with the Youth Brass 2000 band.
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.
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.
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.
Oakham’s Form 3 pupils participate in the launch event of the MYP Community project which is an integral part of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP).
Congratulations to the Upper School winners who gained three bronze and four silver awards in the Chemistry Olympiad this year.
On the 29th of March a group of Upper School students, taking Classical Civilisation or Greek A-level, gathered together for an animated table reading of Oedipus the King by Sophocles.
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.
Oakham School has seen outstanding netball success this term with the teams achieving fantastic results in various netball tournaments.
Oakham’s hockey players, both past and present, have seen continued success this term.
Well done to the 5 Oakham physicists who received awards in the latest national Intermediate Physics Olympiad exams.
“The standards were really high.”
Last Saturday saw aspiring medical, veterinary and dental students from several local schools attend Oakham's Annual Clinical Courses Conference.
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.
Hallelujah! ...beautifully phrased and characterised by this talented group of young singers.
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.
Oakham School’s Drama Scholars took on the issue of inequality in education in the 1800s for their latest production, Blue Stockings.
In Oakham School’s latest instalment of ‘Behind the BTEC’, Form 6 pupil Mollie gives her perspective on why a BTEC double award in Sports Science is helping her achieve her goals.
This term, Form 6 Psychology students were given an egg to look after for a week which included choosing, decorating, and naming it at the Oakham Adoption Centre.
Oakham recently played host to a highly successful rugby sevens tournament in which 40 of the best rugby-playing schools from all over the UK took part.
Upper School Spanish enjoyed a trip to Stamford Arts Centre this week to see Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film ‘Madres Paralelas’ (Parallel Mothers).
This was playing at such an elite level, that it was hard to comprehend that all these sounds were coming from a boy due to take his GCSE exams in the summer.
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.
Congratulations to Form 7 pupil Amy who has won a gold medal at the British Schools Judo Championships.
As part of the March Service Weekend programme of activities, 100 Form 6 students took part in a Leadership Conference held at School, to explore what makes a good leader and develop their own leadership qualities.
...a masterclass in instinctive and musical piano playing from Form 6 musical scholar, Obi.
In the launch of a new campaign, ‘Behind the BTEC’, Oakham School is exploring how pupils across its Upper School are taking advantage of this qualification.
Oakham School is celebrating after 45 of its pupils have won certificates in the UKMT 2022 Intermediate Maths Challenge held in February.
Brilliantly inspired and arranged by Head of Piano, Anne Bolt, this fabulous event is a celebration of collaborative piano-playing.
Around 140 musicians participated in this memorable musical event, performing as part of the Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra and Chapel Choir.
Form 3 students competed in Oakham's ‘Poetry by Heart’ competition, delighting the audience with talented performances of their chosen poems.
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.
Pupils at Oakham School have taken part in a mock trial at Oakham Castle to learn more about real-life court cases and how the judicial system works.
The audience at All Saints’ Church were treated to a fantastic lunchtime concert on Wednesday 2 March by Form 4 music scholars Evie and Maya.
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.
Form 6 A-level and Higher Level IB students of Spanish were very privileged to have been invited to Oundle School to hear Dr Stephen Roberts from the University of Nottingham deliver his talk on Spanish playwright and poet, Federico García Lorca.
Congratulations to the U12 Girls and Boys who secured the titles of Champions and Runners Up respectively in the County Hockey Tournament.
With only a week to select a song from the set list and prepare it in house without staff support, the competition always draws on corporate house spirit in putting on the best possible performance.
An Interview With: Upper School Art Student Rosie
An Interview With: Upper School Art Student Megan
An Interview With: Upper School Art Student India
An Interview With: Upper School Art student Millie
An Interview With: Upper School Art student Olivia
An Interview With: Upper School Art student Ralph
An Interview With: Upper School Art student Finn
Upper School student Sophie talks to us about her art.
Oakham’s Form 1 pupils had the chance to watch an interactive play in French called “The World’s gone French” performed by Onatti Productions, a visiting theatre group.
The Form 6 Critical and Contextual Studies group recently visited some gallery spaces in Birmingham.
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue came into school to talk to Form 7 about the Fatal 4; the most common causes of accidents whilst driving
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.
Form 2 pupils studying German had a great lesson about how Fasching/Karneval is celebrated in Germany.
Oakham School was delighted to host Dr Michael Lacewing, who delivered a morning of lectures to Oakham’s A-Level philosophers on topics suggested by the pupils.
It was pleasing to see one so young take on the challenge of communicating with such emotional maturity in a foreign language.
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.
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.
Our youngest musicians excelled on the final afternoon of the first half of term (Friday 11 February)
One had a sense that we were listening to a future philosopher at the piano.
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.
On Wednesday 2 February, we were treated to a complete performance of Kabalevsky's vibrant Violin Concerto in C major.
Form 6 and 7 students of Classical Civilisation and Greek came together for a Radio Play reading of the play Bacchae by Euripides.
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.
On Friday, February 4 Form 1 pupils had an exciting opportunity to participate in the MYP Community Day centred around the idea of Goals and Goalkeepers.
Oakham School is celebrating after two of its netball teams have made it to the National Schools Finals.
Well done to the cross country runners who represented the School at the Leicester and Rutland County Cross Country Championships held at Ratcliffe.
With performances taking place throughout the day in both Chapel and Old Hall, we were privileged...
Form 5 pupils visited The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, home to the world’s largest collection of working historic computers.
It was a genuine delight for the Chamber Choir to travel to London to perform in the Brandenburg Choral Festival.
On the eve of the Six Nations, Oakham School is taking a look back at its Old Oakhamian magazine interview with legendary rugby coach Ian Smith.
On Tuesday the 1st of February, Mr Favill and Dr Leveritt took the F4 Classical Civilisation pupils on a field trip to the British Museum to view some of the artefacts and artworks, which are studied in their GCSE course.
Last Sunday saw Oakham pupils and staff planting saplings at the Young People’s Forest in Mead, Derbyshire, as part of the Woodland Trust’s #iwill campaign promoting youth social action.
Four Oakham School pupils – Zsolti, Peter, Alan and Oli – have all received offers to study at Oxbridge following a successful application process.
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.
Oakham School commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) last week with thought-provoking assemblies, tutorials and activities.
Congratulations to Old Oakhamian Jed Gelderbloom (‘21) who has been selected to play in the U20 Rugby Six Nations Scotland team, which starts 4 February.
A sunny Wednesday lunchtime recital given by sharply-suited Form 7 pianist Matthew Everall.
After a two-year break because of Covid, Form 4 pupils studying Spanish were treated with a visit from theatre company, Onatti Productions, yesterday.
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.
This week in the Biology department, Form 3 pupils were tasked with modelling the human cardiovascular system.
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.
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.
Jan and friends raised nearly £500 in their charity recital
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.
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.
Dr. Merry, a lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University gave a lecture to pupils in Forms 5-7 on Serial Killers and how they are studied.
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.
Last Friday saw five Oakhamians compete in the regional phase of the John Stuart Mill Ethics Cup.
Oakham School was delighted to welcome Premier League Beeston Hockey Club player and former 1st XI hockey captain Ben Collinson (’21) to help coach the U14 boys, U16s and 1st XI squads ahead of their fixtures this weekend.
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.
The start of the Spring Term has seen the annual arrival of our Gap students from Australia and South Africa.
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.
A long-serving Oakham School Textiles Teacher is celebrating 30 years of her work with a local art exhibition in preparation for her retirement.
The first Lunchtime concert of the Spring Term saw our Graduate Musician, Miss Emily Linane perform Sea Pictures by Edward Elgar
Form 3 pupils have been getting creative by turning the much loved literary classic, Animal Farm, into board games as part of an English activity.
The Spanish Department welcomed back Gina Tyler OO (‘20), who came to talk to their Upper School students about languages post-A-level.
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.
Oakham School cadets have been presented with their BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community.
Oakham school was successfully represented at the Leicestershire County Championships this year.
Sustainability is coming to town at Oakham School with a ‘greener’ Christmas taking place across the campus to reduce its carbon footprint.
House spirit continues to shine with pupils in Oakham’s 16 Houses taking part in an array of inter-house competitions.
Christmas celebrations were in full swing at Oakham School, with the festive season marking the end of a successful first term
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.
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
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.
Lower School boarding pupils have been taking a walk on the wild side by creating bug houses to accommodate local wildlife.
Oakham pupils who are applying for university courses in Medicine have been preparing for their interviews with a Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) workshop this week.
...under the direction of School Organist, Harry Jacques. These concerts always offer the chance for our pupils and staff to collaborate with members of the local community...
Under the Microscrope: A Successful Term of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
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’.
Congratulations to the 1st VII, U16 and U14 netball squads for qualifying for the Regional Finals, representing Leicestershire and Rutland.
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!
Form 6 pupil James took part in two virtual youth climate conferences that were held in collaboration with the British and German embassies.
Oakham School is proud to celebrate 20 years of offering the IB Diploma, in a year that also marks its accreditation as an IBMYP World School.
Form 6 Critical and Contextual Studies pupils enjoyed a fascinating talk given virtually by Meghan Goodeve on supporting emerging artists across the UK.
Pupils in Form 1 have had a busy time in the library recently starting their Bookbuzz programme and enjoying a talk by renowned author Marcus Sedgwick.
A tantalising treat was on our musical menus last Wednesday in All Saints’ Church.
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.
Oakham School’s actors have put on a show-stopping performance this week with their production of the hit musical Singin’ in the Rain.
Teachers and Support Staff at Oakham School have been getting into the Christmas spirit with a festive wreath making masterclass at the School.
It was a real delight for our Lower School musicians to be heard in a live concert again on Friday 26 November
Pupils at Oakham School recently took part in a special tree planting ceremony with HRH The Duke of Gloucester to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Memorial Orchard in Rutland.
Congratulations to Form 2 pupil Alvina on being crowned U14 champion in the British Youth Go Competition, held at the County Bridge Club in Leicester. Alvina also finished 3rd overall in the competition.
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.
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.
In anticipation of our upcoming musical spectacular, Singin’ in the Rain starting tonight, we sat down with some of the cast and crew members to get a behind the scenes insight into the production.
The french horn is the most beautiful of all the brass instruments, but also notoriously the hardest to play, so to hear it played so elegantly by two young players was an absolute joy.
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.
Form 7 A-level and IB Diploma Design and Technology pupils visited Rutland Plastics to learn about manufacturing plastic products and its sustainable practices.
Form 6 Art pupils enjoyed an insightful talk by artist Fiona Grady from her studio in London about her career and artistic practice.
Congratulations to Oakham’s 1st VI boys and 1st VI girls indoor hockey teams who are through to the regional finals for the 10th year running! They join the U16 girls’ and boys’ teams who also reached the finals last week.
Form 6 Art Scholars asked members of the School community the question ‘Who Are You?’, the answers they will use as inspiration for their exhibition in the Spring Term.
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.
Oakham School welcomed Major Ram, a representative of Annapurna Junior High School in Nepal, which is supported by Oakham’s Upper School pupils as part of their ‘Nepal Fundraising project’.
Last week Form 7 Chemists travelled to Warwick University to attend a Chemistry in Action Lecture Day.
Form 4 pupils attended a morning of lessons, talks and workshops covering the White Rose Resistance Movement and the Holocaust organised by the History and German departments.
Kind words have been shared across Oakham School in celebration of Anti-Bullying Week (15 to 19 November).
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.
Congratulations to the U14 girls’ hockey team who have progressed through to the Regional Finals.
Last weekend saw two alumni scrum-halves captaining their Premiership clubs, and another Old Oakhamian make his senior Premiership Rugby debut.
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
Form 1 Singers in Chapel on Friday 12 November to film the songs that they have been preparing during their MYP class music lessons.
In a bid to play their part in tackling climate change, pupils at Oakham School are taking part in a 30-day challenge that will help the environment.
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.
Form 7 pupils who are studying Critical and Contextual Studies enjoyed an educational trip to Cambridge, visiting a number of galleries in the city.
Oakham School pupils enjoyed another busy weekend with lots of social activities and outings.
Form 4 Design and Technology GCSE pupils recently visited Morgan Motor Company in Malvern for a factory tour.
Form 7 Religion & Philosophy pupils visited London Central Mosque and the British Museum this week as part of their A-level studies in Islamic theology and philosophy.
IB Psychology pupils have gotten creative and made brain hats to help them understand the different functions of the human mind.
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.
Huge congratulations to the 1st VII who are County Netball Champions.
Fabulous Autumn Concert in Chapel on Friday 5 November 2021
Form 1 pupils recently enjoyed a morning of activities, games and talks, which were focussed on building their emotional literacy.
Last term saw Form 6 pupils enjoy an adventure day in the Derbyshire Dales as part of their learning experience beyond the classroom.
Congratulations to Houses Ancaster and Sargants who won the Lower School inter-house cross country run, which took place during the last week of term.
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.
Congratulations to OO Rick Shouler ('95), who has won the most coveted Target Rifle shooting trophy, the Queen’s Prize.
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.
Congratulations to Oakham’s Director of Netball, Lauren Nicholls, who has joined Superleague netball team Wasps from Loughborough Lightning.
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.
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.
The Form 3 Creative Arts Project Day saw 70 pupils take a trip to see the production of Morgan's cars at their factory in Malvern and take part in the 'Eliminator Boat Duel'.
Congratulations to Alex, a senior cadet from Oakham School CCF who has the privilege of becoming one of the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets for the County of Rutland.
Lower 1 pupils have enjoyed a day at the Warning Zone in Leicester learning about staying safe and how to protect themselves online.
Form 3 artists enjoyed an exciting Art Project day last Monday, with three artists leading workshops using some diverse approaches and techniques.
Last night saw IB Diploma and A-level Spanish pupils enjoying the termly Film and Pizza evening.
Seventh formers recently attended the ‘Futures Conference’ jointly organised by the Careers Department and Upper School team.
This week saw Form 1 pupils continue with their MYP Community Project, which they started on their MYP Induction day in September.
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.
Oakham’s U14 girls’ hockey team is celebrating after claiming the Tier 1 County Champion title.
Form 2 took their annual trip to Leicester with the Religion and Philosophy (RP) and Geography Departments.
F7 Oakham students have just returned from a very successful MUN Conference held at Cheadle Hulme School over Service weekend.
Oakham pupils have a busy three days ahead, facing an array of challenges as part of their Service Weekend.
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.
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.
The U16 Netball team have finished runners up in the County Championships and are through to the Regional Finals.
Oakham School recently welcomed internationally acclaimed author Nicola Morgan to the Wilson Auditorium to deliver a talk on parenting and the teenage brain.
The first Biology Society (BioSoc)of the academic year, saw members of Forms 6 and 7 listening to talks relating to different aspects of biology and chemistry.
Oakham School is delighted to announce that it has become an U15 Academy Hub for the Superleague Netball Club Loughborough Lightning, where players can train and develop their netball skills each week.
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.
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.
Oakham School is delighted to reveal its beautiful newly designed Prospectus, showcasing our vibrant and friendly community in all its glory.
During Form 2 MYP Community Day, Oakham pupils looked at migration and refugees.
Oakham pupils will be attending the Cheadle Hulme Model United Nations (MUN) conference over service weekend, representing the nations of Israel and Brazil.
Professional Music in Chapel - Enigma 14
Thursday 14 October at 7:30pm
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Form 5 Religion & Philosophy pupils visited Cambridge Buddhist Centre and Ely Cathedral this week as part of their GCSE course.
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
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’.
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.
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.
Form 5 Religion & Philosophy pupils visited Cambridge Buddhist Centre and Ely Cathedral this week as part of their GCSE course
Lower One pupils enjoyed a visit to nearby Egleton Nature Reserve at Rutland Water to learn about the different habitats found there.
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.
Oakham School is celebrating a new accolade after its Design and Technology Department received a prestigious award for its work during the Covid-19 Pandemic
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.
Congratulations to CCF Officer and Teacher of Geography Duncan Wright who has been awarded the Cadet Forces Medal in recognition of his long and dedicated service to the Combined Cadet Force (CCF)
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.
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.
Oakham School is pleased to announce that Mrs Anna Steiger has been appointed as the new Director of Admissions.
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.
Oakham’s boarders have had a fantastic first weekend of the new school year, taking part in all sorts of activities and trips.
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.
The first week in September saw Oakham rugby players attend a four-day pre-season training camp at Greshams School.
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.
Oakham School is delighted that Ili (Form 7) has been appointed a Chairperson for the prodigious Cheadle Hulme MUN Conference.
Congratulations to Form 4 pupil Evelyn whose outstanding performance in the recent prestigious England Hockey Futures Cup has secured her a place in the England U16 National Age Group Assessment Squad.
Congratulations to Evie (Form 5) and Milly (Form 6) who were invited to attend an England Roses positional trial day at Loughborough University during the last week in August.
Four Oakhamians recently competed in the prestigious England Hockey Futures Cup and are celebrating after being ranked highly among their teams.
Earlier in August, twenty-one Form Six CCF cadets from Oakham School undertook their Gold assessed expedition in the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines.
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.
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.
Retired Director of Outdoor Activities and teacher of IT, Steve Gorman and his wife Ali have taken on a gruelling charity cycling challenge to raise money for a local mental health organisation, Pepper’s- A Safe Place.
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.
Old Oakhamian Emily Nagel recently trialled with Great Britain SailGP for a place on the team, which is looking to include female members for the first time.
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.
Old Oakhamian Jack van Poortvliet (19) led England U20s to a Grand Slam victory in the recent U20s Six Nations Championship with five wins from five matches in each of their games in the tournament.
After a long period without live music exams, Oakham School pupils have taken over 90 individual exams over the course of the Summer Term.
After a year off due to the pandemic, cricket fixtures have returned, and pupils have enjoyed competing again.
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.
Pupils in Forms 5 and 7 enjoyed a variety of Bridging Courses, trips and activities to educate, entertain and inspire them following the end of their assessments.
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.
The last week of term saw talented actors in Forms 4 and Form 6 put on a magical outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to socially distanced audiences.
Oakham’s rugby alumni have seen further success in recent weeks
Pupils welcomed the return of educational trips over the Summer term as travel and visit restrictions gradually lifted.
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.
Oakhamians have served the community and participated in a variety of different charity giving initiatives this term.
It has been a busy term in the Careers Department.
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.
It has been an exceptional Athletics season for Oakham athletes who have picked up an extraordinary number of new records and wins.
This term has seen hundreds of pupils complete their Duke of Edinburgh challenges and CCF training, which have been adapted due to Coronavirus restrictions.
In June, 40 Lower School pupils, representing each year group, staged six excellent performances of the wonderful story The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis, adapted by Glynn Robbins.
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.
Congratulations to Harry in Form 2 who has been awarded a commendation for his German to English translation of a poem by Lutz Rathenow, in the inaugural Anthea Bell Translation Prize for Young Translators.
Over the Summer term Oakham tennis players have seen plenty of success on their return to playing competitive fixtures, after a nearly two-year gap.
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’.
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.
Last week Oakham School welcomed Martin Johnson, who captained England to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup and is regarded as one of England’s greatest ever rugby players, to help coach the rugby teams.
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.
Oakham Sports Scholar Jacob (Form 7) has been selected to join the Senior Leicester Tigers’ rugby team for the 2021/22 season.
Oakham School athletes performed outstandingly at the recent Achilles Schools’ Relays in Oxford.
Last week Lower 1 pupils enjoyed the annual residential trip to Lea Green Development Centre near Matlock in Derbyshire.
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.
The 1st XI Cricket team has raised more than six times their original target for the charity Chance to Shine after running a 24-hour net session.
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
Congratulations to Oakham School’s Director of Netball, Lauren Nicholls, who was part of the winning team Loughborough Lightning, that were crowned Super League champions at the weekend.
Members of the sixth form applying for competitive medical university courses had an intense week of practice sessions.
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.
The past weekend saw success for both OOs playing in the U20 Six Nations, with England and Wales both winning their matches.
On Wednesday 23 June, the 1st XI Girls Cricket team will be running a 24-hour net session to raise money for the charity Chance to Shine.
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.
Old Oakhamians Jack Van Poortvliet (19) and Sam Costelow (19) have been selected to play in the U20 Rugby Six Nations England and Wales teams, respectively, for the second year.
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.
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.
Last term saw Middle School pupils enjoy Sports Day in glorious sunshine.
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.
It has been a busy and interesting week for Oakham Biologists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Form 2 pupil Magnus who achieved the very rare feat of a hat-trick in cricket in the U13A fixture against Oundle.
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.
Oakham School’s Form 6 Biology Society members enjoyed an educational trip to Twycross Zoo, to learn more about conservation and biodiversity.
Congratulations to the 1st XI Cricket team who are the winners of the inaugural Bedford 10s tournament.
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.
Oakham pupils completing the School’s Duke of Edinburgh Award participated in a practice day in and around the local area this week.
Form 6 pupils have been attending several ‘After Oakham’ sessions, held by the Careers Department about the options available to them after Form 7.
Form 4 Voluntary Action pupils have been helping out at the Stamford Shakespeare Company (SCC) in preparation for the start of the 2021 season.
The start of the Summer Term has seen the arrival of our Gap students from Australia and South Africa.
Last night saw three Oakhamians, four Old Oakhamians and an Oakham teacher play in the Repton Cup, a friendly league tournament.
For this week's Music at Lunchtime recital we had the pleasure of listening to talented soprano, Eliza, perform 4 famous Mozart arias.
Last night saw the virtual prize-giving event take place for the Oxford German Olympiad 2020, during which the judges recognised the achievement of our Form 5 pupils James, George, Aashish, Lottie and Abi who had been selected as runners up in their category.
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.
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.
The winner of Black+Blum’s first Student Design Competition has been announced following an impressive array of entries from 11-14 year old pupils from schools across the UK!
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.
Oakham School Spanish and German teachers are introducing the fun of languages to Lower School pupils within the ‘Activity Program’.
Our Music at Lunchtime series continues with a recital by exceptional violinist and Form 6 music scholar, Lucy...