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Oakham School

Oakham School

Chapel Close, Oakham, LE15 6DT, UK

01572 758758



Oakham School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1584
Status Private
Headmaster Mr Henry Price
Date Appointed September 2019
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 10-18 years
Number of pupils 1,000
Day fees per annum £20,535 - £26,100 per annum
Weekly Boarding fees per annum £24,675 - £41,055 per annum
Boarding fees per annum £31,500 - £43,905 per annum
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP
Diploma Coordinator Carolyn Fear
MYP Coordinator Dmitriy Ashton
Associations BSA, HMC, ISC, IB

Oakham is proud to be an IB World School and we have been successfully teaching the IB Diploma for over 20 years and the IB MYP since 2021. Our educational ethos perfectly reflects the IB's vision to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people. An Oakham education is powered by our Connected Curriculum, where the three educational pillars of academic, pastoral, and co-curricular learning are fully integrated across all age groups.

Oakham is well known and loved for being a friendly, unpretentious, and highly successful school. Our down-to-earth atmosphere is thanks to our uniquely balanced pupil community with children from nearly 40 countries, 50:50 boarding and day pupils, 50:50 girls and boys. Around 19% of Oakham pupils are international students and we celebrate the different perspectives they bring to enrich our community.


Pupils in Years 7-9 follow the IB MYP, they choose from 26 subjects at GCSE and at 16+ study either the IB Diploma or A-levels. Our IB Diploma results far exceed the global average, and our teachers are leading practitioners and examiners. Our full-time Head of Careers and her team offer in-depth guidance and information on career options and admissions procedures for UK and overseas universities.

Pastoral Care

Our dedicated Houses for boarders and day pupils means that we can offer all pupils the benefits of our outstanding boarding provision in ways that suit modern family life. Led by a Housemaster or Housemistress, and supported by a team of Tutors, Prefects and a Matron, each of our 16 Houses provides our pupils with the care and support they need to develop intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Our location

Pupils benefit from the school's location close to Rutland Water, in the heart of safe, rural England. Our beautifully green campus is just a few minutes' walk from Oakham's historic town centre and train station and Oakham's excellent road and rail links mean that London, Birmingham and Cambridge are all within easy reach. There is a direct train to Stansted Airport.


We offer a spectacularly wide range of co-curricular opportunities. We stage five major drama productions every year, over 500 individual music lessons each week, and thriving Art & Design Departments. Oakham has a national reputation for Sport, offering 30 different sports. Students choose from over 125 activities to take part in each week, including MUN, DofE, CCF, and Voluntary Action, and sailing.