In 1971, Oakham was the first boys' independent senior school to accept girls at all ages, rather than just in the Sixth Form and it quickly became fully co-educational.
Located close to Rutland Water, the school is fortunate to occupy a beautiful green campus a few minutes walk from Oakham town centre.
Attain asked the school, what makes Oakham different – and why should parents consider it?
Oakham School aims to provide an education for girls and boys that not only acts as a preparation for life after school, but also recognises that these years are precious and should be joyful, memorable and transformative.
Founded in 1584, its uniquely structured student population of 50:50 boarders and day pupils and 50:50 girls and boys creates a genuinely inclusive school community. Set in the heart of safe, rural England close to Rutland Water, Oakham values learning and relationships, preparing pupils for life.
Pastoral care lies at the heart of everything the School does. By looking after your children and teaching them to know how to look after themselves, Oakham will help them on their journey to become adults who are ambitious, confident, aspirational, and courageous, but who have their feet firmly on the ground.
The School combines its exceptional pastoral care with academic excellence and outstanding co-curricular opportunities, underpinned by its core values, to enable children to flourish at school and long into the future. Above all, Oakham is a welcoming community that values learning and human relationships, which are the bedrock of a successful and happy life.
The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
The school was last inspected in May 2022. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
Henry Price is Headmaster of Oakham School.