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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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New educational display in Design and Technology Department

Oakham School is delighted with the new display in the Design and Technology Department, which focuses on how the subject influences the lives we live today, including building infrastructure, transferring data and playing sport.

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Upper School Composition Recital

Our first lunchtime recital of the Summer Term was dedicated to the first performances of seven brand new works by Upper School musicians.

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Pupils participate in Philosophy competition

Four Form 6 pupils took part in the regional round of the J. S. Mill Cup this week, a Philosophy competition created by the University of St Andrews.

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Lower 1 Planets Suite

Our Lower 1 music pupils have been working very hard this term and have created their very own Planets Suite inspired by Gustav Holst's The Planets...

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Safely reuniting our community

It has been wonderful to once again have the children safely back on campus and enjoying being with their friends in the classroom, on the sports fields, playing music and on the stage.

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Distance Learning: Version 2:0!

Faced with yet another lockdown, Oakham rose to the changing landscape (again) to not just deliver the same excellent provision offered back in 2020 but to further develop and hone our Distance Learning.

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Matthews Society and LGBTQ+ History Month

It has been a busy and interesting term for the Matthews society, with pupils discussing issues affecting gender equality in society. The School also celebrated LGBTQ+ History month, recognising the achievements and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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IB Diploma Prize Giving 2021

During the last week of term IB Diploma pupils enjoyed an evening of celebration and awards recognising achievement within the IB Diploma programme, with several attending the event virtually. 

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Great to be Back

Form 6 pupil, Olivia, reflects on what it’s like to return to the School campus after weeks of lockdown for day pupils and boarders.

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Chemistry Olympiad Success!

Congratulations to the seven Form 7 Chemists who won certificates in the 2021 Chemistry Olympiad, a prestigious competition run by the Royal Society of Chemistry! 

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Return of Oakham School boarders

Oakham’s boarders have had a fantastic 3 weeks back at the School since they returned from ‘Lockdown 2’. 

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Music at Lunchtime series for Spring 2021

Our popular Music at Lunchtime series has continued online this term, sharing new weekly performances with the School, parents and a wider audience.

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A Celebration of Song

In place of our annual Singing Competition in February, we shared an online showcase of solo singing in a wide range of musical genres.

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Piano Fiesta!

On 12 March, we hosted our very first online Piano Fiesta! featuring solo and duet performances by Oakham School pianists of all ages.

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Doc Soc meeting with Dr Harpreet Sehmi

Dr Harpreet Sehmi MRCGP, GP partner at Eskdaill Medical Centre, Kettering, gave a talk to members of Form 6 DocSoc about becoming a general practitioner. 

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Oakham's Artists Enjoy Creative Freedom in Lockdown

Whilst the Art studios of Oakham’s Richard Bull Centre were closed due to lockdown, teachers and pupils throughout the School found new and different ways to express themselves creatively in the comfort of their own homes.

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Introducing our new Head of Psychology

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Oakham’s first Head of Psychology. Miss Charlotte Findlay will be joining Oakham to launch Psychology as our newest subject offering for both A-levels and the IB Diploma from September 2021.

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Photography Exhibition - Messages

The Art Department is delighted to announce its first online Photography exhibition, which is now available to view on the website

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Wellbeing Activities for Staff

During lockdown members of staff were given the opportunity to take part in a programme of activities designed to help them step away from all the current pressures of work and improve their wellbeing.

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Pupils get creative with a Literary Lockdown

Oakham’s pupils and their English teachers have been celebrating the power of literature to provide solace and solidarity, adventure and amusement by taking part in a literary lockdown.

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Oakham School celebrates International Women's Day

Pupils across all age groups – from Lower 1 to Form 7 – celebrated International Women’s Day last week with a range of student-led talks, discussion groups and creative challenges. 

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UKMT Maths Challenge Success

Congratulations to the 49 pupils who won certificates in the UKMT 2021 Intermediate Maths Challenge, including an excellent 12 Gold, 24 Silver and 20 Bronze award winners.

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Pupils inspired by talk by Holocaust survivor

Following Holocaust Memorial Day, pupils in Form 2 to Form 7 had the opportunity to attend a live online talk from Zigi Shipper BEM and his daughter Michelle Richman from the Holocaust Educational Trust.

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Returning to the School campus

Oakham School is busy preparing to open its campus and return to face-to-face teaching on Monday 8 March, after seven weeks of Distance Learning.

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Introducing Psychology at Oakham

Oakham is delighted to be introducing Psychology as a new subject choice from September 2021. This popular and rewarding subject will be offered for the first time in our Upper School.  Pupils will now be able to choose to study Psychology at A-level, or as part of their IB Diploma.

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Virtual Careers Week 2021 – be Curious!

Oakham’s annual Careers Week has gone online this year with pupils able to view a series of online videos made by industry experts designed to provide them with an insight into different careers and some top tips for their future job applications. 

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Artist Ann-Marie James gives talk to CCS pupils

Form 6 Critical and Contextual Studies pupils have welcomed some wonderful guest speakers recently including the artist Ann-Marie James, who gave a talk about her career from leaving School to being a successful exhibiting artist. 

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Spanish lessons in the kitchen

At the end of the first half of the Spring Term, third formers and Form 6 IB Diploma Ab Initio students of Spanish were in their kitchens making Spanish tortilla (Spanish omelette).

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Oakham School MYP Community Days

During the last week of term Lower School pupils enjoyed taking part in another Middle Years Programme (MYP) Community Day event, continuing their work from the first Community Day that took place in October

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Dramatic voyage for Oakham's youngest actors!

Oakham’s Lower School pupils will take a dramatic voyage this term, as they have begun their virtual rehearsals of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

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Sports Graduate Fellow experiences

As Oakham School Sports Department begins the recruitment process for the next intake of Sports Graduate Fellow roles starting in September 2021, we talk to current and former Sports Graduates about the experience they have gained at the School. 

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Form 6 CAS Project - Fundraising for Nepalese School

Form 6 pupils met virtually for the first time to discuss fundraising for a Nepalese School in Pokara as part of their International Baccalaureate Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) project.

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Oxbridge Success for Oakham Pupils

Congratulations to the three Oakhamians and one Old Oakhamian who have received offers this week to study at Oxbridge.  

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Oakham School commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

The Oakham School community joined together on Wednesday to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, which this year marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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Gunthorpe House Spirit Shines in Weekend Challenge

The girls of Gunthorpe House have successfully taken part in a new weekend challenge – to prepare and serve brunch or afternoon tea for their family – encouraging everyone to do something for others.  

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Distance Learning returns to Oakham

Although our community may now be apart due to the new lockdown, Oakham School restarted the term today, Monday 11 January.

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Sports Personality of the Year Nomination

The countdown to this year’s BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards, which features Old Oakhamian Stuart Broad, is now on! 

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Fantastic Term of Charity Giving

Pupils and staff have participated in a variety of different charity giving initiatives this term, with a particular focus on helping those who are less fortunate this Christmas.

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House Spirit Thrives in Bubbles

Pupils have enjoyed reuniting with their friends within their House bubbles this term, taking part safely in a vast array of House activities and interhouse competitions.

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Over 300 Gifts Donated for Christmas Toy Appeal

Oakham’s Lower School pupils have helped to donate over 300 gifts for the Trent Vineyard Church, in partnership with Nottingham City Housing Association, who currently support over 300 families in temporary hostel accommodation.

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Carols and Readings for Christmas 2020

Oakham’s singers have been hard at work in recent weeks, recording a range of music for a specially-filmed sequence of Carols & Readings for Christmas 2020.

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Virtual experiences for Oakhamians

Oakhamians of all ages have been enjoying virtual experiences this term from a variety of experts in their field.

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Amazing Alumni - on the pitch & stage

Old Oakhamians continue to make national news, particularly our sports stars - with Stuart Broad being nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020 and Lyndon James securing a new two-year deal with Nottinghamshire CCC.

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A busy term of brilliant boarding fun

The Winter Term has been a busy one for all of Oakham's boarders - who have enjoyed an array of activities both in House, and when it could be organised safely, out and about enjoying all that Rutland and the surrounding area has to offer!

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Beautiful Piano Recital

Our Winter Term Music at Lunchtime series was brought to a close this week with a beautiful piano recital by Samantha, a Form 5 music exhibitioner

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Christmas Carol Composition Competition

We were delighted to hold our inaugural Oakham School Carol Composition Competition for our pupils this November. We were impressed with the creativity shown by the entrants and we look forward to showcasing recordings of the compositions in due course.

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Inspirational Push Up Challenge

Mr Trefon Vandoros, Assistant Director of Sport (Boys) and Director of Athletics, recently joined forces with The John Fisher School in Purley, where he previously taught for 10 years to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Pianists and Singers Lunchtime Recital

Whilst our original billing went into self-isolation, we were delighted to welcome performances from four pupils, due to undergo ABRSM music examinations in a week’s time...

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Virtual talk by curator and educator Meghan Goodeve

Meghan Goodeve, curator and educator, who works for Yorkshire Sculpture International, gave an engaging virtual talk about her work to Form 6 pupils of Critical and Contextual Studies.

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Encouraging the next generation of designers...

Tim Weston, Head of Design and Technology at Oakham School, has teamed up with black+blum to launch a NEW national product design competition for children aged 11–14.

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Christmas Card Competition 2020

Congratulations to winner Riya (Form 3) and runner up Yat (Form 5) whose Christmas card designs were chosen for this year’s School Christmas cards!

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Sensational Singing Recital

For this week's lunchtime concert, we were treated to a sensational singing recital by Form 3, Evie. Evie performed a complex programme of music by Ivor Gurney and Roger Quilter...

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Senior Maths Challenge Success

This year's senior maths challenge, run by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT), saw a total of 16 Oakhamians achieve awards, including an impressive collection of 7 Gold awards!

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Uplifting Brass Recital

All were in for a real treat for this week's lunchtime recital, as an exciting selection of brass pieces were performed...

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Netballers selected for Loughborough Lightning Academy

Congratulations to Form 4 pupils Evie and Izzie who have been successfully selected into the U15 Loughborough Lightning Academy. Well done also to Form 5 pupil Milly who has been picked for the U17s. 

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Round House win Debating Champions Final

This week saw Hambleton House take on Round House in the Champions Final, debating the motion “This house believes that unhealthy lifestyles are not the business of government”. 

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Brilliant Bassoon Recital

Ivor treated us to a wonderful bassoon recital of music from a variety of composers and genres for this week's lunchtime recital. It was a pleasure to listen to the warm tones of this minority instrument.

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Safe Schooling

Pupils have adapted incredibly well to all the new rules and rhythms of our ‘new normal’ School life, moving with ease from distance learning in the Summer Term to socially distanced learning back on campus.

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Engineering accolades for Oakhamians 

Students from Oakham School have successfully completed the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) and their Gold Crest Award - despite the challenge of remote working due to lockdown. 

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Boarding Half Term

October Half Term saw many international boarders spend their time at Oakham School as restrictions to international travel remained in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Perfectly Executed Piano Recital

The Chapel was filled to capacity for a well-selected programme comprising Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy for the piano by Jan...

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Interhouse Debating continues apace

Inter-house debating has continued apace despite the additional challenges of COVID-19, which has itself provided valuable material to debate.

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Lincoln House cross country winners

Congratulations to Lincoln House who were the overall winners of the Lower School inter-house cross country competition, that took place on the last Friday of term.

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The Big Draw 2020

The last week of term saw Lower School pupils take part in The Big Draw, which is an international drawing Festival held annually between 1-31 October. 

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Clinical Courses Applications 2020

The fifteenth of October each year marks the UCAS deadline for Form 7 applications for medicine, veterinary and dentistry courses at UK universities.

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A wonderfully busy Service Weekend

Pupils across the School enjoyed a successful and safe Service Weekend – where they were able to take part in a variety of challenges and activities off timetable and, for many, off-campus too.

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MYP Community Day

Lower School pupils in Form 1 enjoyed an enlightening day off timetable to celebrate IB MYP Community Day. 

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IB Biology and ESS visit the Allerton Project.

Oakhamians studying IB Biology and Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) recently visited the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Allerton Project in Loddington, Leicestershire.

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Service Weekend October 2020

Oakham pupils are looking forward to facing a wide array of challenges as part of their Service Weekend over the next three days.

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Virtuosic Recital of Romantic Piano Repetoire

The chapel this week was filled with the sounds of Beethoven and Chopin as Bethany presented a challenging and impressive selection on the piano on Wednesday.

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Safe to Play

Our coaches across all sports have been working hard to adapt their coaching and training methods to ensure a safe environment in which pupils can to continue enjoy the wide range of sports and excellent level of coaching expertise that Oakham has always offered.

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Oakham is alive with the sound of music

Since the start of term, Oakham musicians have been enjoying the return of indoor live performances by treating small, socially-distanced audiences to a programme of weekly Music at Lunchtime concerts.

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