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Pupils take on the Fab 4 Charity Challenge!

This half-term pupils from the four Houses of the Lower School are jointly taking part in the Fab 4 Charity Challenge to raise money for Rainbows Hospice and LIV Villages.

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Tigers contracts for Harry and Kit

Two of Oakham’s talented rugby players have been awarded contracts with Leicester Tigers, following a successful season in their Under-18 Academy.

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Life on the Coronavirus Front Line

Members of Oakham School’s Medical and Biology Societies were privileged to participate in a special seminar where Old Oakhamian Dr Navin Leanage (07) talked about his first-hand experience battling Coronavirus on the NHS frontline.

 

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Poetry Commendation for Sixth Former Toby

It is with great pleasure and pride that we congratulate Toby, one of our Form 6 pupils, on his commendation from the Tower Poetry Competition for his entry, A Tree.

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Creative Writing Competition – the entries are now in!

Pupils from Form 1 to Form 6 have been exercising their creative writing skills by submitting poems and short stories they have written to enter Oakham School’s second annual creative writing competition.

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Weekly Wednesday Concerts Now Online!

Oakham School’s popular weekly Wednesday lunchtime concerts, which normally take place in the town’s All Saints’ Church, are now available to view online.

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Art at home via Oakham Art's Instagram

Oakham Art’s Instagram account @oakham_art has been helping us to stay creative, inspired and connected this Easter by posting daily art prompts to challenge our minds.

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Sport Successes

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!

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Going Green for Rutland

Members of the Oakham School community joined with pupils from over 20 schools across Rutland to wear green in support of The National Forest. 

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Successful Cross Country Season

Oakham's cross country runners have enjoyed another fantastic season despite enduring some extreme weather conditions in a number of their races. 

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Form 7 IB Visual Arts Exhibition

Form 7 IB Visual Arts pupils held their final exhibition in March in the Wheel House Gallery and Richard Bull Centre.

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Tenor recital of German and British songs

Our Music at Lunchtime series concluded for the Spring term with a fantastic recital of British and German songs by Form 7 tenor, William.

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Target Rifle Shooting Success!

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.

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Biology Olympiad Success!

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.

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Oakham School Careers Week

Pupils enjoyed an array of eye-opening talks, insightful sessions and engaging activities during Careers Week.

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Pupils geared up for Service Weekend

This weekend is always a highlight in Oakham’s calendar as over 500 pupils participate in activities for Service Weekend.

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National Netball success for 5 years running!

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.

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Boks Bash South Africa Tours Fundraiser

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.

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Friday Night is Music Night

Our termly concert of band music was a roaring success once again with fantastic performances by the Wind Band, Polyphonix, Concert Band & Big Band...

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Medical and Clinical Careers Conference

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

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Great news for FOSIL from the Great School Libraries campaign!

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.

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Oakham School celebrates World Book Day

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.

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Pupils inspired by talk on Fintech during Careers Week

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

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Berlin and Krakow History trip 2020

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.

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U13 In2County Hockey Champions!

Congratulations to the U13 Boys and Girls who secured the titles of Champions and Runners Up respectively in the In2County Hockey Tournament.

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Intricate guitar recital

Our weekly Wednesday lunchtime recital series continued with a guitar recital...

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Art, Design and Technology Guest Night

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.

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Cross Country in Full Swing

Well done to Lower 1 pupil Lottie who finished an outstanding 2nd place at the Leicester City and County Championships last weekend.

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Form 1 pupils enjoy cross-curricular trip to Lincoln

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.

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Lower School Boarders enjoy a magical 'Hodgewarts' weekend

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.

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Careers Week 2020

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. 

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Piano Duet Competition 2020

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...

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Accomplished violin recital

This Wednesday's Music at Lunchtime concert brought us a fantastic recital by Emily...

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UKMT 2020 Intermediate Maths Challenge success

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

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National Indoor Athletics Championships success

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.

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Impressive interactive Art installation

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.

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What does it mean to be moderate?

Oakham Politics pupils welcomed Dr Justin Schlosberg who gave a talk about the power of the media over people and government.

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Art workshop for Teachers as part of the Sketchbook Circle

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.

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Lower School Showcase

This busy half term was rounded off with a spectacular Valentine's Day Showcase from our Lower School musicians...

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Form 5 visit the National Museum of Computing

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. 

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Top of the League!

Well done to the U18A and U18B boys’ football teams who are currently top of their Independent Schools Football Association leagues.

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Blog: Kenya Schools Project 2020

Oakham pupils are returning to Africa for the tenth time to support primary schools in rural Kenya.

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Breathtaking Piano Recital

This week's Wednesday lunchtime concert showcased final year pianist, Becky.

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Exuberant Orchestral ABC

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.

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Pupils and Staff Photography Exhibition

The Art department were delighted to welcome visitors at the opening of the students and staff Photography Exhibition in the Wheelhouse Gallery yesterday.

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Pupils hone their problem solving skills via the IB Diploma Group 4 Project

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.

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Organ & Drum Recital

Oakham School held a unique event this Wednesday in All Saints' Church; the only organ and drum kit recital happening today in the UK!

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An exciting award evening ahead for Oakham School!

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.

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Form 5 artists visit Tate Modern

Form 5 artists visited the Tate Modern recently to gather ideas for their Externally Set Assignment. 

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Singing Competition 2020

Our annual celebration of solo singing took place this term on Sunday 2 February...

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MUN pupils look forward to participating in debating conference

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.

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More recognition for FOSIL

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. 

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Chamber Music Recital

This Wednesday, we were treated to a recital of Chamber Music for piano and strings.

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Form 1 pupils visit the Warning Zone

This week the Lower 1 pupils visited the Warning Zone in Leicester, a life skills centre and child safeguarding charity.

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More Oakham Rugby Success

It has been an excellent few weeks of Rugby at Oakham School, with various alumni and Oakhamian successes.

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U19 and U14 netball teams crowned Regional Champions!

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.

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'Splendid' theatrical masterclass for Drama students

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.

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Virtuosic Trumpet Recital

The halfway point of each week at Oakham School is always marked with a recital in the local parish church, All Saints'...

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Form 6 enjoy their annual Burns Night celebration

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. 

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Tigers Academy continue winning streak at Oakham

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.

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Impressive Piano & Flute Recital

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.

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Phoebe meets Tim Peake at Sir Isaac Newton event

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.

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Oakham and Harington joint Art Exhibition

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.

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Terrific Trombone Recital

Our Spring Term of Music at Lunchtime recitals launched with our fantastic Graduate Musician, Mr Arkwright, performing a terrific trombone recital.

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Music College Success for Emilia

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...

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