Last term saw Lincoln House girls treated to a special visit by some spring lambs.
Last term saw Lincoln House girls treated to a special visit by some spring lambs.
Oakham’s sporting success on a national stage continues with a huge number of teams in a variety of sports reaching their national finals or playing at the top of their league!
Members of the Oakham School community joined with pupils from over 20 schools across Rutland to wear green in support of The National Forest.
Oakham's cross country runners have enjoyed another fantastic season despite enduring some extreme weather conditions in a number of their races.
Form 7 IB Visual Arts pupils held their final exhibition in March in the Wheel House Gallery and Richard Bull Centre.
This term Oakham’s talented Drama Scholars took on the challenge of The Cripple of Inishmaan – a hilariously dark comedy by Martin McDonagh.
Oakham pupils faced their D of E, CCF and Voluntary Action challenges with confidence for Service Weekend.
Our Music at Lunchtime series concluded for the Spring term with a fantastic recital of British and German songs by Form 7 tenor, William.
Congratulations to both Angelina and Varvara (both in Form 7) who were selected and have shot for England in the British Schools Small-bore Rifle Association international event against Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Channel Islands.
Oakham School's U13 Hockey team are heading to the National Finals following an impressive series of wins at the Regionals.
Congratulations to the eight Form 7 Biologists who won certificates in the annual Biology Olympiad, a prestigious competition run by the Royal Society of Biology.
Pupils enjoyed an array of eye-opening talks, insightful sessions and engaging activities during Careers Week.
This weekend is always a highlight in Oakham’s calendar as over 500 pupils participate in activities for Service Weekend.
On Wednesday 11 March, we were treated to a sensational concert of Lenten choral music by our Chamber Choir.
For the fifth year running, Oakham School’s U19 netball team are looking forward to taking part in the National Finals which take place this weekend.
The Sports Department recently hosted their triennial black-tie dinner and dance in support of this summer’s Sports Tours to South Africa, as well as associated charities: the VUSA Rugby Academy and the LIV Village Orphanage.
Our termly concert of band music was a roaring success once again with fantastic performances by the Wind Band, Polyphonix, Concert Band & Big Band...
David Gilman (89), Old Oakhamian President and Senior Director at Sky News, visited the School on Friday and spoke to the Form 5 iMedia class about his journey from Oakham, to the studios of Sky News.
Aspiring medical students from seven local schools attended Oakham’s Medical and Clinical Careers Conference for a morning of talks on general practice, hospital medicine, veterinary medicine and careers in healthcare
Following FOSIL’s recent success in being shortlisted for the Strategic Education Initiative of the Year Award at the TES Independent School Awards, we are delighted that FOSIL has received further national recognition as it has been chosen as the Great School Libraries (GSL) campaign’s suggested model of the inquiry process.
Oakham School celebrated World Book Day last week by joining the national campaign to ‘Share a Story’ to help make story-sharing a habit and create readers for life.
Oakham’s Climate Warriors have had another very successful tree-planting trip as part of the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback.
Oakham School’s Careers Department welcomed financial experts Jason Bates and Alan Desira for a riveting talk about the rise of digital technologies in banking (Fintech) and the skills needed to work in this sector
During February half term, a group of 4th and 5th formers travelled to Berlin and Krakow, to explore the fascinating historical sights those cities have to offer.
Oakham’s U19 and U14 netballers enjoyed some extra professional advice ahead of the National Finals next weekend from England and Loughborough Lightning players Jess Shaw and Vicki Oyesolo.
Congratulations to the U13 Boys and Girls who secured the titles of Champions and Runners Up respectively in the In2County Hockey Tournament.
Our weekly Wednesday lunchtime recital series continued with a guitar recital...
As part of Careers Week, the Art, Design and Technology department hosted a successful Guest Night for pupils studying these subjects during which three speakers gave insightful and informative talks.
Well done to Lower 1 pupil Lottie who finished an outstanding 2nd place at the Leicester City and County Championships last weekend.
Oakham School History and Religion & Philosophy Departments took the whole of Form 1 on a cross-curricular trip to Lincoln to explore its historic castle and cathedral.
Form 6AS geographers recently spent three days experiencing different aspects of physical geography in York and the Yorkshire Wolds.
The annual Boarding House Singing Competition took place in Chapel on the evening of Sunday 1 March...
Oakham School’s youngest boarders enjoyed an action-packed weekend of Harry Potter themed activities, as their boarding home, Hodges, was transformed into ‘Hodgewarts’ in tribute to JK Rowling’s famous school. Children wanting to try out boarding joined in with the fun as part of a very special Boarding Taster Weekend.
This week pupils at Oakham will be able to immerse themselves in their future thanks to an array of different talks and activities that are taking place for Careers Week.
Oakham School’s twelfth annual Piano Duet Competition took place on the afternoon and evening of Thursday 27 February, and was once again a feast of collaborative piano playing...
This Wednesday's Music at Lunchtime concert brought us a fantastic recital by Emily...
Congratulations to the 56 pupils who won certificates in the UKMT 2020 Intermediate Maths Challenge with an exceptional 12 Gold, 24 Silver and 20 Bronze awarded
Pupils took part in the 6th annual Rotary Club of Leicester Technology Tournament, held at Leicester Grammar School.
Congratulations to Form 3 pupil Fabian who has won his first National title at the National Indoor Athletics Championships. He ran the 300m race in 36.65 seconds, which makes him the 3rd fastest U15 indoor 300m runner of all time. His win also means he is now number 1 in the UK rankings.
Pupils and members of staff were invited to the Smallbone Library to take part in an impressive interactive Art installation inspired by Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese contemporary artist well known for her dot patterns.
Oakham Politics pupils welcomed Dr Justin Schlosberg who gave a talk about the power of the media over people and government.
The Director of Art, Mrs Elinor Brass recently hosted a day of workshops at Oakham School for Art teachers from all over the country as part of a successful collaborative project she runs called the Sketchbook Circle. The project encourages Art teachers to make time for their own personal work.
This busy half term was rounded off with a spectacular Valentine's Day Showcase from our Lower School musicians...
Form 5 pupils studying Computer Science travelled to Bletchley Park to visit the National Museum of Computing, which houses the largest collection of historic functional computers in Europe.
Well done to the U18A and U18B boys’ football teams who are currently top of their Independent Schools Football Association leagues.
Oakham pupils are returning to Africa for the tenth time to support primary schools in rural Kenya.
This week's Wednesday lunchtime concert showcased final year pianist, Becky.
The first major Chapel concert of the Spring Term, Orchestral ABC, showcased works by Albinoni, Britten, Beethoven and Copland in a performance by the School’s Chamber and Symphony Orchestras.
The Art department ran a block printing workshop for teachers and support staff
The Oakham U15a Rugby team emerged victorious after an outstanding performance against tough opponents Sedbergh in the Quarter-Finals of the U15 NatWest Schools Cup.
The Art department were delighted to welcome visitors at the opening of the students and staff Photography Exhibition in the Wheelhouse Gallery yesterday.
Form 7 pupil Josh talks to us about his Artwork.
In the last week of January, IB Diploma pupils participated in their Group 4 Science Project, which saw them facing a variety of different challenges using the resources around them, to improve their problem solving skills – which will be key to their success in their final exams. Up to 9 points were awarded for each activity with a prize given to the winning team with the highest score.
The trip to the WW1 battlefields is a yearly highlight for the Third Form.
Oakham School held a unique event this Wednesday in All Saints' Church; the only organ and drum kit recital happening today in the UK!
Lower School and Form 3 parents attended a talk given by Oakham’s Director of Sport, Iain Simpson, on how they can support their children through environmental and educational challenges.
Members of Oakham School and the FOSIL Group are looking forward to Friday’s/tonight’s Tes Independent School Awards where FOSIL has been shortlisted for the ‘Strategic education initiative of the year’ category.
Form 5 artists visited the Tate Modern recently to gather ideas for their Externally Set Assignment.
Our annual celebration of solo singing took place this term on Sunday 2 February...
A team of Upper School Model United Nations (MUN) pupils are delighted to have been invited to take part at the MUN conference at Kingswood, Bath. This year they will be representing delegates from prestigious Security Council members South Africa and South Korea.
Oakham’s Junior Boys’ and Girls’ Teams, Intermediate Boys and Senior Boys won Gold medals at the Leicestershire and Rutland Cross Country County Championships at Ratcliffe College.
Oakham School’s acclaimed Chamber Choir made their annual visit to London on Thursday 30 January to perform by invitation in the Brandenburg Choral Festival...
Form 7 pupil Hattie talks to us about her interest in Art.
As well as being nominated for the ‘Strategic Education Initiative of the Year Award’ at next week’s TES independent School Awards, FOSIL’s successes continue apace.
This Wednesday, we were treated to a recital of Chamber Music for piano and strings.
This week the Lower 1 pupils visited the Warning Zone in Leicester, a life skills centre and child safeguarding charity.
It has been an excellent few weeks of Rugby at Oakham School, with various alumni and Oakhamian successes.
Well done to the Oakham 90cm arena eventing team of Em, Katie and Eliza who came second in their class at the SEG Inter-Schools Arena Eventing at Weston Lawns Equestrian Centre.
Oakham School Biology Society (BioSoc) met last Thursday for a lecture given by Professor Julie Gray of Sheffield University on Climate-ready rice.
Congratulations to our U14 and U19 girls for being crowned Regional Champions at the Regional Schools’ Netball tournament and reaching the National Netball Finals for the third year running. Well done also to the U16 team for being placed 3rd.
The second annual Lower School Interhouse Singing Competition took place on the afternoon of Friday 24 January in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre...
Splendid Productions brought their adapted and abridged version of Dr Faustus to the QET, offering our Drama pupils a highly entertaining and instructive theatrical performance.
The halfway point of each week at Oakham School is always marked with a recital in the local parish church, All Saints'...
Form 6 boarders and day pupils enjoyed their annual Burns Night celebration last weekend, which saw them joining together for a special Scottish meal and some Scottish dancing.
Two of Oakham’s talented hockey players, Chris and Ben, won silver medals with Harrogate Hockey Club at the U18 National Indoor Club Finals, held at Telford this weekend.
Oakham School was delighted to host a nail-biting Leicester Tigers vs Saracens U18 Academy fixture on Saturday, with five current pupils enjoying a ‘home turf’ advantage whilst representing the Tigers.
Form 6 pupils who are studying Critical and Contextual Studies enjoyed an action-packed trip to Birmingham, visiting a number of galleries in the city.
Oakham School’s Business Department welcomed Giles Brook, CEO of Vita Coco, the leading global Coconut Water business, for a fascinating talk on how to build a challenger brand.
Our second instalment of the Spring term's Music at Lunchtime series welcomed the multi-talented Jessica, who performed both on the flute and piano.
Phoebe in Form 7 recently attended the prestigious Newton’s Space Saplings event, after receiving a special invite as a result of her involvement as a volunteer at Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton.
Form 6 art students were delighted to welcome A-level artists from Harington School to view their joint exhibition in the Wheelhouse Gallery last week.
Our Spring Term of Music at Lunchtime recitals launched with our fantastic Graduate Musician, Mr Arkwright, performing a terrific trombone recital.
Congratulations to Form 7 music scholar, Emilia, who has been awarded a scholarship to study the oboe at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama...
Form 7 pupil Gabe talks to us about his art.