Oakham School, Chapel Close, Market Place, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DT
E: gaf@oakham.rutland.sch.uk T: 01572 758506

Oakham School
Chapel Close, Market Place, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DT
01572 758506

Oakham is a vibrant, fully co-educational boarding and day school for ages 10 to 18.  We offer the choice of A-levels or the IB.

 “Oakham School is an inspirational place, where opportunities abound, talent is nurtured and characters are formed” says Headmaster, Nigel Lashbrook. We are a boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 10 to 18, offering a choice of A-levels or IB in the sixth form. Indeed, we are one of the UK’s Top IB schools.

Friendly and unpretentious, Oakhamians are achievers. Our strength lies in valuing every pupil and challenging each to exceed his or her expectations through encouragement, pastoral support and a diversity of opportunity. Our Learning Habits initiative develops lifelong learning skills and underpins all our teaching.

Academic facilities include new Science and Design Technology centres and one of the finest school libraries in the country. We have national reputations in Sport and Music. Drama and the Arts flourish. Our extensive activities’ programme includes volunteering both locally and overseas. A spirit of energy and innovation shapes life at Oakham.

Pupils regard their House as ‘home’ and their Housemaster or Housemistress as head of their school ‘family’. The House system is central to daily life, and provides a close and supportive environment. A personal tutor mentors each student and small tutorial groups meet regularly.

Exposed to a wealth of opportunities and challenged to excel, students leave the school independent of mind and well equipped to face the future with confidence, enthusiasm and a lifelong appetite for learning. Oakhamians are warm and approachable but confident and determined young people. It is a very exciting place to be.

About us

Oakham is an independent HMC school founded in 1584 by Archdeacon Robert Johnson. Today it is fully co-educational with equal numbers of girls and boys, boarding and day pupils. There are currently some 1,050 pupils aged 10-18. Whilst attracting pupils from all over the country and abroad, the School enjoys a close relationship with the town and the surrounding area.


Oakham School is located in the beautiful rural county of Rutland, not far from Rutland Water in the heart of England. The picturesque and historic market town of Oakham is just two hours from London and within easy reach of Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham and Cambridge. On the Birmingham to Stansted Airport line the train station is only five minutes’ walk from the School. Peterborough and Leicester provide links with London and the North.


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