Oundle School

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Oundle School


Type: Day / Boarding / Co-ed
Age Range: 11-18
Head's Name: Sarah Kerr-Dineen
Address: Great Hall
New Street
Oundle
Peterborough
PE8 4GH
United Kingdom
Phone: 01832 277142
Fax: 01832 273564
Website: www.oundleschool.org.uk
Division: East

School Profile

Oundle is a special community of children, parents, teachers, Governors and members of the town. It is remarkable for the diverse and interesting range of activities and opportunities, and as one of England’s three largest boarding schools, Oundle’s credentials are very strong. The School runs seven days per week during Quarter time, and boarders naturally come from further afield than many schools. Smaller schools cannot compete with the rich diversity of involvement and opportunity; a school like Oundle quite simply offers more. It provides the complete educational experience, while life in the boarding house or in Laxton (for day pupils) ensures that a calm, pastoral community thrives, and every individual is nurtured, supported and valued.

Oundle is fortunate to be located in a beautiful market town in the heart of England. The School’s origins lie in Sir William Laxton’s endowment to the Worshipful Company of Grocers to re-establish a school in Oundle in 1556.

Oundle School is situated in the quintessentially English market town from which it takes its name. The School's buildings, dating from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, are dispersed throughout the town, which is, to a large extent, its campus. As a result, pupils pass through the streets continually as they go to lessons, games or other activities, and are not isolated from the local community.

The School is now able to offer a range of educational possibilities to meet contemporary needs: co-educational boarding or day education, with Laxton Junior School as a 4 to 11 day school, and Oundle School as a boarding and day school, with entry at 11, 13 or into the Sixth Form.

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