Internationally renowned theatre company inspires Oakhamians!

  • 20 March 2017

An internationally renowned theatre company visited Oakham to inspire pupils during a day of drama activities that saw them fully immerse themselves in all things theatrical!

Oakham students enjoy action packed Service Weekend!

  • 20 March 2017

Oakham students faced their D of E, CCF & Voluntary Action challenges with confidence for Service Weekend. Held twice a year, the weekend encourages students to get out of their comfort zone, discovering more about themselves & the world around them.

Two Oakham pupils take top spots in national Design Technology competition

  • 16 March 2017

Two pupils from Oakham School have each been awarded first prize in the Alu D&T Challenge: impressively winning the individual award for two out of the three categories at this national event.

Oakham’s Hockey players continue their cup run!

  • 14 March 2017

Oakham’s 1st XI played some outstanding hockey against Calday Grange Grammar School to reach the quarter finals of the National Hockey Finals. Oakham’s success follows last year’s appearance in the National Final.

Leading scientists inspire and inform Oakhamians

  • 07 March 2017

The Physicist who built the most accurate thermometer ever made has visited Oakham School to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Technology Tournament prize winners - three years running!

  • 03 March 2017

Students from Oakham School are prize-winners at the annual Rotary Club of Leicester Technology Tournament for the third year running!

Old Oakhamian Kathryn Lane makes senior international debut for England Hockey

  • 02 March 2017

Old Oakhamian Kathryn Lane who, after many years of playing for England U18s and U21s, has made her senior international debut for England Hockey.

World-famous economist inspires Oakham students

  • 27 February 2017

World-famous economist Dr Ha-Joon Chang visited Oakham School to give an insightful lecture to a large audience of Economics students from across Rutland.

Oakham's Unbeaten Netballers through to National Finals!

  • 14 February 2017

Oakham’s U19 netball team are celebrating after winning all 9 of their games at the Regionals Tournament to book their place at the National Finals in March.

Oakhamians celebrate Oxbridge offers

  • 14 February 2017

Six Oakhamians are celebrating after receiving offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge universities, two of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions.

National final for Oakham’s hockey players

  • 14 February 2017

Oakham’s 1st VI played some outstanding hockey against the best teams across the country to reach the semi-finals of the National Indoor Hockey Finals at Whitgift School.

Royal Academy of Music Singing Scholarship

  • 14 February 2017

Old Oakhamian, Alex Bower-Brown, has been offered an undergraduate scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music to study singing. He is the fourth Oakhamian to win a place at the Royal Academy in the last few years.

Kathryn on track for Tokyo

  • 19 January 2017

Old Oakhamian Kathryn Lane has been named as part of the Tokyo Olympic Hockey Squad. Kathryn, who left Oakham in 2013, is one of 15 new players to join the 33-woman squad that will lead England and Great Britain into the next Olympic cycle.

Oakham Student soaring to great heights!

  • 07 December 2016

After two years of hard work and dedication, a student from Oakham School has received his private pilot’s licence three weeks after his 17th birthday - making him one of the youngest pilots in the world at the moment!

More MUN success for Oakham!

  • 05 December 2016

For the third year running, one of Oakham’s Form 6 students has been selected to take part in the Model United Nations International Court of Justice (MUN ICJ) as one of only 16 judges worldwide.

Success in Target Two Point Zero Competition

  • 05 December 2016

Oakham School's Target 2.0 team recently won through to the Area Finals of the Bank of England's prestigious competition. This is the first time a team of Oakhamians have tasted victory in this highly competitive annual contest.

Life drawing masterclass for Oakham's artists

  • 02 December 2016

Oakham Upper School Art students took part in a life drawing masterclass with artist Anthony Connolley.

Oakham cricketer wins Nottinghamshire CCC award

  • 24 October 2016

Oakham Sport scholar Lyndon James has won the much-coveted 'Most Improved Young Player' award from Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, after enjoying an incredible season with the club.

Wellbeing day at Oakham

  • 23 October 2016

Students from Oakham School enjoyed an entire day of activities, talks and lectures; all focused on improving their wellbeing. This is the second ‘‘Mental & Physical Wellbeing Day’ the School has hosted for its Fourth Form students.

County Double for Oakham’s Hockey players

  • 17 October 2016

Oakham’s Hockey players have swept up at County level – with both the U16 and U18 Girls Hockey teams winning the annual county tournament. The U18s are particularly triumphant – having won the title for the eighth year in a row!

Oakham School’s new Social Sciences Faculty

  • 12 October 2016

Oakham School’s stunning new Faculty of Social Sciences is now complete – providing state-of-the-art learning facilities for our students.

U16 Girls are county champions!

  • 11 October 2016

Oakham’s U16 Girls Hockey squad have won the County Hockey Championship after a hard-fought campaign against their local opponents.

Inspiration from Sir Paul Smith

  • 06 October 2016

Oakham’s Textiles students were thrilled to visit Sir Paul Smith’s head office in Covent Garden, London this week. Oakham students have been fortunate to meet with Sir Paul Smith regularly for many years now – providing inspiration for their studies.

Oakham Hockey player wins Silver at UK School Games

  • 04 October 2016

Oakham sport scholar Maddie Pearce has won a silver medal at the UK School Games, a competition for the UK’s elite school-age athletes, reinforcing the experience of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Top GCSE marks after another top year!

  • 25 August 2016

Oakham’s excellent GCSE results reflect yet another incredibly successful year for the School. As well as an impressive 42 students achieving straight A*/A grades, the School saw almost a third of all exams taken gaining the top A* grade.

Crista part of Gold-winning GB Hockey team!

  • 24 August 2016

Everyone at Oakham School is delighted to celebrate in Old Oakhamian Crista Cullen's success of being part of the Gold medal-winning GB hockey team!

Over half of all Oakhamians get the top grades!

  • 18 August 2016

Oakham School students have yet again achieved excellent exam results, with an impressive 54% of all exams taken being awarded A* or A grades or equivalent!

School engineering project turned into reality

  • 18 July 2016

Talented students from Oakham School have seen their engineering project come to life – in the shape of an impressive 7 metre-long fan assisted cooling system – thanks to the Engineering Education Scheme.

15 years of world-leading IB results

  • 11 July 2016

Oakham School is celebrating its 15th year of world-leading IB Diploma exam results! Yet again the School’s results place them amongst the highest scoring IB students across the world.

Oakham's success at the TeenTech Awards!

  • 08 July 2016

Students from Oakham School swept the board at the TeenTech Awards, with teams picking up an impressive three awards, more than any other school at the event!

Oakham sails to victory!

  • 08 July 2016

Oakham sailors Maddy and Toby finished in first place in the Silver Fleet at the UK Feva National Championships in Weymouth, with their team mates Harry and Matt finishing third overall.

Oakham's shooting team sweeps the board!

  • 26 May 2016

Oakham School's full bore shooting team swept the board at the weekend as they competed in the Elmington Trophy, winning every available award!

Five teams from Oakham through to TeenTech Awards final!

  • 25 May 2016

Five teams from Oakham School have competed against hundreds of other teams from around the country - to all win places in the final of the TeenTech Awards!

Oakham a “leading international” Model United Nations school

  • 06 May 2016

Oakham students involved with Model United Nations (MUN) have won high praise from the Director of the St Andrew's International Model United Nations conference in Dublin.

Oakham School Choir in Songs of Praise final

  • 28 April 2016

Oakham's Chamber Choir were one of only three senior school choirs in the country to reach the final of the prestigious BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year competition. 

Prestigious drama schools beckon for Oakham's talented actors

  • 26 April 2016

Two of Oakham's actors have received offers from internationally renowned drama schools after impressing admissions tutors during rigorous audition processes.

Oakham are Songs of Praise Finalists!

  • 11 April 2016

Oakham School's Chamber Choir is absolutely delighted to have reached the final of the BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year competition after an enthralling semi-final broadcast to millions of viewers on BBC One. 

Oakham School features on BBC Songs of Praise this Sunday!

  • 05 April 2016

Oakham School's talented Chamber Choir is through to the semi-final of the BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year competition, which broadcasts on BBC One on Sunday 10 April at 4.15pm.

National composition success for Oakham Music scholar

  • 21 March 2016

A Music scholar from Oakham School won a place in the final of a national composition competition, run by the MMA National Association of Music Teaching Professionals.

Oscar-winning careers week!

  • 18 March 2016

Oakham's award-winning Careers department welcomed Simon Robinson, Founder and Chief Scientist at the Oscar-winning global software development company, The Foundry, who introduced students to the fascinating world of visual effects.

Oakham footballers steer Midlands to National victory

  • 18 March 2016

Oakham School footballers helped the ISFA Midlands U18 squad to retain their Championship title at the Future Elite Sports U18 Regional Championship, held at Harrow School. 

Silver medal for Oakham skier

  • 12 March 2016

Oakham School skier Seamus earned a podium finish at the English Alpine Championships in Bormio, Italy.

Runners succeed at England Athletics Indoor Championships

  • 07 March 2016

Oakham School athletes TJ and Evan both had outstandingsuccess at the England Athletics Under 20, 17 and 15 Indoor Championships, held at the English Institute Of Sport in Sheffield.

Debating the EU with the Minister for Europe

  • 01 March 2016

The Minister for Europe, the Rt Hon David Lidington MP, took time out of his exceptionally busy schedule to visit Oakham School to discuss global politics.

Barnardo's National Choral Competition finalists

  • 11 February 2016

Oakham's Chamber Choir are incredibly excited to be finalists in the Barnardo's National Choral Competition, which takes place tonight at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall in London.

IAPS Gold Medal added to Amy's other Judo Gold!

  • 09 February 2016

Oakham School pupil, Amy Riddlesdell, has won two gold medals for her impressive judo skills in both a regional and a national competition.

Oakham’s Chamber Choir at London choral festival

  • 05 February 2016

Oakham School's nationally recognised Chamber Choir gave a concert as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival, London's largest and broadest choral festival, in the stunning setting of St Mary-Le-Bow Church in Cheapside.

Sport scholar competes alongside Olympians

  • 02 February 2016

Oakham School Seventh Former Emma Peters took her place alongside Olympians to compete for the title of English Weightlifting Champion in the 58 kilo category.

Oakham's new Social Sciences Faculty

  • 20 January 2016

Work has started on Oakham School's new state-of-the-art Social Sciences Faculty.

Oakham's musicians celebrate two national successes

  • 11 December 2015

Oakham's musicians have reached the semi-finals of the BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year 2016 competition, and the finals of the Barnardos National Choral Competition!

Cabaret wows audiences

  • 10 December 2015

Oakham's actors have put on an outstanding display of their talent in the Main School Production of Cabaret. The 19-strong cast wowed a packed-out theatre each of the four nights they performed.

Chess Grandmaster takes on 20 Oakham pupils at once

  • 09 December 2015

Pupils from Oakham School were challenged to a simultaneous chess display by chess grandmaster, Mr Graham Lee.

Praiseworthy performances in Peer Gynt

  • 23 November 2015

Students from Oakham School have undertaken an ambitious adaptation of Ibsen's dark and poetic Nordic epic Peer Gynt.

Baking up a storm for Children in Need

  • 23 November 2015

Students from Oakham School, in Rutland, baked up a storm for Children in Need. Girls from Hambleton House rolled up their sleeves and rolled out pastries, baked biscuits, and carefully decorated cupcakes.

An adventurous service weekend

  • 17 November 2015

Students from Oakham School faced a series of adventurous D of E and CCF challenges during Service Weekend. Held twice a year, the weekend provides an opportunity for students to get out of their comfort zone, discovering more about themselves and the world around them.

Learning all over the USA!

  • 17 November 2015

Students from Oakham School enjoyed learning all over the USA during two school trips in half term. Whilst Geographers took to the West Coast, Business, Economics and Politics students travelled to the East Coast.

Students chosen to represent the UK for the 8th year running!

  • 13 November 2015

For a record eight years in a row, students from Oakham School have represented the UK at an international conference held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

National recognition for Oakham’s footballers

  • 11 November 2015

Two of Oakham School's talented footballers were thrilled to be selected to play for the Independent Schools Football Association National U18 Representative squad.

Leading voice coach prepares Oakham’s actors

  • 09 November 2015

Actors from Oakham School enjoyed a fantastic coaching session from leading voice and dialect coach Catherine Weate – whose credits include Downton Abbey and leading West End productions.

Award-winning playwright visits Oakham  

  • 03 November 2015

Sixth Form English Literature students from Oakham School had the fantastic opportunity to hear from award-winning playwright Ben Brown, a tutor at the University of Oxford who has written extensively for theatre, film and television.

Author takes pupils on journey to Everest

  • 30 October 2015

Film-maker, mountaineer and author Matt Dickinson visited Oakham to inspire and challenge students about his journey to Everest.

Hockey players on the road to international success

  • 30 October 2015

Nine talented hockey players from Oakham School have been identified as some of the top players in the region - and one has the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in his sights after being picked for the U23 GB Development squad.

Oakham's 27th community Harvest Party

  • 27 October 2015

Students from Oakham School hosted a community Harvest Party, a tradition which has been running for over 27 years, offering a fantastic afternoon of entertainment to over 200 elderly people from Rutland.

County winners for the sixth year running

  • 22 October 2015

Oakham's U18 Girls Hockey team have retained their county championship title for an impressive sixth year running.

Happiness is a serious business!

  • 14 October 2015

Students at Oakham School took their happiness very seriously this week when they took part in a 'Mental & Physical Well-Being Day' with leading experts including self-esteem guru, Natasha Devon MBE, and teenage mental health expert, Jackie Cox.

Oakham hosts second Exploring Learning Camp

  • 13 October 2015

Over 80 of Oakham School's youngest pupils took on the role of 'buccaneers' and set off into the countryside for three days of adventures and problem-solving, all in the name of developing their learning skills outside the classroom.

GB hockey stars pass on their skills

  • 12 October 2015

Over 150 girls from prep schools across the East Midlands enjoyed a day of elite-level hockey coaching, from members of the England & GB Senior Women's Hockey squads, at Oakham School.

Walking the corridors of power

  • 08 October 2015

Oakham's Sixth Form AS Politics students got an insight to the workings of the UK Parliament during an insightful trip to the Palace of Westminster and a Q&A session with their local MP.

International hockey success

  • 28 September 2015

Oakham's hockey players have had an incredibly successful summer, boasting call-ups for national and international squads.

Rugby selection for sport scholar

  • 25 September 2015

Oakham sport scholar Matt Riddington has been selected to join the England Rugby North U18 training group.

Oakham celebrates the Queen’s reign

  • 24 September 2015

Oakham School's Chaplain, Revd Alex Aldous, has devised an order of service for the use of schools across the country to celebrate the Queen's extraordinary reign.

Oakham School’s new Director of Rugby

  • 23 September 2015

Oakham's new Director of Rugby, Zoran Higgins, began the season with a fresh coaching regime, which he brought to life during pre-season training. Zoran succeeds Ian Smith, who has taken on the new role of Director of Coaching at the school.

Phenomenal IB results

  • 07 July 2015

Oakham School's IB students have yet again excelled, with a phenomenal set of results that place them amongst the highest scoring IB students in the world, with an average point score of 36.4, which is significantly higher than the international average of 30 points.

Dramatic results for Oakham’s actors

  • 17 June 2015

Oakham's Drama department is celebrating the news that more students than ever before have been offered places at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). 

Oakham’s sailors are regional champions!

  • 09 June 2015

Oakham's sailors continue to ride on the crest of a wave, with their U18 and U16 1st teams coming out on top at the BSDRA Eastern Championships, held nearby at Rutland Water.

Weightlifter strikes gold at national championships!

  • 04 June 2015

Emma Peters, a sport scholar from Oakham School has won a gold medal at the British Youth Weightlifting Championships in Glasgow.

Oakham Student’s Work Presented at Oxford Conference

  • 29 April 2015

An Oakham School IB student has had his Extended Essay presented at a conference regarding Mongolian issues at the University of Oxford.

Oakham’s Footballers Are National Champs!

  • 29 April 2015

Oakham's 1st XI Girls Football team were crowned national champions in a thrilling cup final match held at Burnham FC stadium.

Oakham’s Hockey Players Make a Clean Sweep at County Tournaments

  • 23 March 2015

It has certainly been a good term for Oakham's hockey players – they've made a clean sweep at the county tournaments, and the U13 Boys have reached the National Finals held at the Lee Valley National Hockey Centre.

Oakham Linguists Win Scoop Journalism Competition

  • 23 March 2015

Oakham School's French team won the SCOOP regional journalism competition, and the Spanish team were close behind them, receiving recognition for the most original entry!

Oakham’s Netballers Are East Midlands Champions!

  • 04 March 2015

Oakham's U19 netball team have been triumphant in their bid to make it through to the National Schools Finals after taking the top spot in the East Midlands regional final. The girls spectacularly won every game of the regional tournament!

Oakham’s debating team through to Oxford and Cambridge Finals

  • 13 February 2015

Oakham School Seventh Formers Will Butterworth and Erol Guvener have made it through to the prestigious national finals of both the Cambridge Schools' Debating Competition and the Oxford Schools' Debating Competition. This is an incredibly impressive achievement, considering around 640 teams entered each competition, with only about 40 going through to the national finals.

National call-ups for four Old Oakhamians

  • 03 February 2015

Oakham School's reputation as a training ground for professional rugby players has further strengthened, with a total of four Old Oakhamians being selected for national squads in recent weeks.

Oakham student selected for Ivy League summer course

  • 03 February 2015

Oakham School Sixth Former Lucy Scott has been selected to take part in the Summer @ Brown course at the elite Brown University in Rhode Island, USA.

Oakham School wins Independent School of the Year award!

  • 17 November 2014

Oakham School's dedication to offering Voluntary Action activities to the community in and around Rutland has been recognised as the School won the Independent School of the Year Award for an Outstanding Community Initiative.