Where will your legacy go?

We ask that you consider where you would like to direct your legacy bequest, especially if there is a part of the School that played a particularly important role in your life. Alternatively, an undirected legacy will allow the School to direct your legacy to areas of greatest need.

A bequest can be directed to any of the following areas:


Oakham School is committed to nurturing a diverse and talented community of learners, providing for each pupil to excel in their chosen field. To enable us to do this, it is essential that we raise funds to support pupils to attend Oakham School who would not otherwise be able to do so. Bursaries increase the diversity of the pupil population, enhancing the whole community and enabling us to attract talented young scholars, regardless of their background. 

The Oakham School Foundation currently supports three types of bursaries – SpringBoard Bursaries, the Rutland Bursary and the Decem Bursary. For more information, please see our Bursaries brochure. 

Capital Projects

Capital gifts enable the School to improve the lives of its pupils by providing infrastructure, facilities and equipment for the School in order to ensure the best possible experience for them during their time at Oakham. This helps us to compete with other leading independent schools and keeps us in the best possible position to attract the finest pupils. 

Capital Projects include our ongoing fundraising for a new, purpose-built Performing Arts Centre, as well as new or improved sports facilities, or improvements to academic buildings. 

Area of Greatest Need

Each academic year the Senior Leadership Team identifies urgent priorities that will make the greatest impact on School life. Recent examples include our successful appeal for new hymn books for the Chapel, a project that will enhance the daily lives of current and future Oakhamians.