Oakham is friendly and unpretentious and achieves impressive academic results; we offer both IB and A Levels: we are one of the UK's top-ranking IB schools. Our strength lies in challenging every individual to exceed his or her expectations through encouragement, pastoral support and a diverse range of opportunities. A fully co-educational boarding and day school for 10 to 18 year olds, Oakham is a very exciting place to be.
Uppingham School was founded in 1584 by Robert Johnson who obtained a grant by Letters Patent from Queen Elizabeth I. The transition to one of the foremost public schools of its time from an unremarkable local Grammar School took place with the arrival of the great educationalist and headmaster, Edward Thring, in 1853. His pioneering beliefs in the values of an all-round education still mark the School strongly today and have determined many of its distinguishing characteristics: that Houses should be small and family-like; that boys (and now girls) should have privacy; that an all-round education should be offered to a broad range of pupils and that children are happier and learn better in inspiring surroundings.