The Oratory School

Oxfordshire
Boys (11 - 18)
Girls (11 - 18)
Day
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding
Flexi Boarding
The Oratory School

The Oratory is an HMC Co-educational Catholic Boarding and Day School for pupils aged 11-18. An Oratory education gives our young people every opportunity to draw out and find their individual innate gifts and qualities, and instils in them a sense of joy and a genuine love of learning. At The Oratory everyone will find their place to excel.

About the school

We are really proud of our broad and rich curriculum and strong exam results; however, an Oratory education is about developing our young people in a much wider sense than exam results alone can demonstrate. There is 'something deeper' in an Oratory education - hard to define but undeniable - by virtue of its unique ethos and history as the only school founded by arguably the greatest educational thinker of the Victorian age, Saint John Henry Newman.

The Oratory was placed in the top 3% of schools nationally for value-added at A Level in 2018 and again in 2020. This means that pupils leave The Oratory with higher grades than the national average for their ability. The breadth of the subjects on offer, combined with subject-based enrichment, promotes strong academic development. 

As a Catholic school that welcomes pupils of all faiths or none, visitors often comment on the inclusive family atmosphere of our school, and it is this supportive environment and our strong

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 106 (11 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 24 (11 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 343 (99 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £6250 to £8918/term
  • Boarding Fees: £8630 to £12612/term

Open Days

26th February, 09:30 - 12:30

Open Morning

The Oratory Open Morning will take place on Saturday 26 February, where you will be able to explore our facilities in their beautiful surroundings and meet our staff and pupils in person.
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Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

We have a range of military subsidies, sibling discounts, completely confidential bursary options and, of course, a range of scholarships that are awarded at the main entry ages of 11+, 13+ and 16+.

Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Head Master to recognise excellence, ability, and potential in one or more academic or co-curricular areas. These awards not only carry with them a financial reward but also bestow an enormous amount of prestige and sense of achievement on the pupils selected.

Fees Information

Registration Fee: £150.

Acceptance Deposit: £1,000 for parents living in the UK or EU and £10,000 for parents living outside the UK or EU.

*All day fees include tuition and lunch, any additional meals will be charged at £3.10 per meal.

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Admissions Process

Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions that you make for your child and our Registrar who would be delighted to hear from you if you are considering The Oratory. Of course, coming to see the school and meeting the pupils and staff is by far the best way of knowing whether The Oratory will be the right place for your child, and we would be very happy to arrange a visit. Find out more about our Admissions process here.

Finding out more

Location
Woodcote, Nr Reading, Oxfordshire, RG8 0PJ
Contact
01491 683500
Email Web

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 106 (11 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 24 (11 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 343 (99 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £6250 to £8918/term
  • Boarding Fees: £8630 to £12612/term

Open Days

26th February, 09:30 - 12:30

Open Morning

The Oratory Open Morning will take place on Saturday 26 February, where you will be able to explore our facilities in their beautiful surroundings and meet our staff and pupils in person.
Find out more