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Oakham Private School

In 2018 near 37.91% of A Level students achieved A*/A grades
Address: Chapel Close, Market Pl, Oakham LE15 6DT, United Kingdom
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Description Oakham Private School

  • Established: in 1584
  • Location: Oakham, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
  • The age of the students: 10-18 years (+ preparatory classes)
  • Total number of students: 1079 people, including 10% of foreign students (at the boarding house 595 people)
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Accommodation type: full board (residence).

Oakham School is one of the oldest boarding schools in the UK: like many other educational institutions, originally (founded in 1584), it was designed exclusively for boys, but today the school practices mixed studying at all stages. By the way, the school is considered to be one of the first in the country, where girls of all ages were admitted to the educational courses!

The institution is in the TOP-100 of British schools, and according to the results of the program IB ranks 9th in the country. Approximately 11-12 graduates each year become students of Oxford and Cambridge, many choose for themselves the prestigious universities Russel Group:

  • Newcastle;
  • Nottingham;
  • Leeds;
  • Birmingham;
  • UCL;
  • Durham.

The school is conveniently located just a couple of hours drive from London and Heathrow Airport, to Gatwick International Airport can be reached in about 3 hours. The town of Oakham is very quiet, calm, friendly with lots of green gardens and lawns: it is the pastoral corner of England, where the child will not be distracted from the lessons. Within the transport accessibility there are many interesting and historic cities of England - Birmingham, Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham, Bristol - in the free hours of students waiting for exciting excursions and walks.

About 10-12% of students are foreign: they represent more than 30 countries and nationalities. According to statistics, foreign students usually go to school at 11, 13 and 16 years.

There are 3 main departments in the school:

  • Junior classes
  • High school
  • Senior grades.

Almost every teacher except work in his field is engaged as a curator: he regularly meets with his students, helps them to solve various problems, to make an optimal curriculum, organizes leisure and entertainment programs. Together with the mentor, children can play sports or art, go to the cinema or theater, take part in a charity event or go on an excursion.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Oakham Private School

Program name
from 9 515 £ / term


The department for young schoolchildren aged 10-12 is called Jerwoods School: here pupils get fundamental knowledge of the main subjects of the school curriculum. Since the young years of each student, the teachers are trying to identify its strengths and vivid interests in order to develop and improve profile knowledge at further stages of education.

The curriculum includes:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Creative Courses
  • French
  • Information and communication technologies (ICT)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Natural sciences (complex of physics, chemistry and biology).
from 11 670 £ / term

A two-year program is designed for high school students aged 16-18, preparing for admission to the chosen university. In total, about 4-5 subjects are studied, but they are taught practically at the university level, deeply and thoroughly. A-level certificate with high enough marks allows graduates to enter even the most elite and prestigious universities without additional entrance examinations.

from 11 670 £ / term

The IB International Baccalaureate program is also a variant of the Sixth Form stage and is intended for graduates aged 16-18. The IB certificate is highly valued by universities around the world, so it does not restrict students in choosing a country or university for higher education.

The curriculum of each student includes 6 selected disciplines: 3 are studied at a standard level, and 3 - on a more complex, advanced. Additionally, each student attends lessons on the theory of knowledge, writes an academic extended essay and passes CAS courses (creativity, activity, service).

04.07.2020 -02.08.2020
from 1 090 £ / week

Summer English Courses

  • Dates: July 2-30
  • Age of students: 10-17 years (differentiated groups)
  • Duration: 1-4 weeks
  • Level for enrollment: any, from the initial.

The Summer English program is an interesting and effective combined course that allows you to quickly improve your language and academic skills and to adapt to the British cultural and linguistic environment. For students planning to enter the school for basic programs, this option will be the best preparation for learning.

Every week, students attend 20 general English lessons (15 hours, General English). Groups for classes are small, up to 16 people each, so that the teacher can give maximum attention to each student.

In free from lessons, students can go in for sports, visit creative studios and workshops. Various festivals and parties are organized, joint film screenings and discos, sports and intellectual games, the Talents Show. Organized and a rich excursion program - it includes (weekly):

  • 1 full-day trip: Cambridge , Lincoln Castle , Stratford-upon- Avon
  • 2 half-day excursions, several hours: Nottingham, Rutland Water Park.
  • Optional: London, Oxford, Warwick Castle, Alton Towers .
04.07.2020 -26.07.2020
from 1 285 £ / week


  • Dates: July 2-30
  • Age of students: 10-17 years (differentiated groups)
  • Duration: 1-4 weeks
  • Level for enrollment: any, from the initial.

The program is available only for young people: the course combines a classic, versatile summer English program and intensive rugby exercises (+ 10 hours weekly). Qualified, experienced coaches will tell the guys about the basic rules and techniques of the game, increase overall physical endurance and strength. Regularly held games and friendly matches (in teams according to the level of skills and age of students).

04.07.2020 -02.08.2020
from 1 358 £ / week


  • Dates: July 2-30
  • Age of students: 10-17 years (differentiated groups)
  • Duration: 1-4 weeks
  • Level for enrollment: any, from the initial.

A special summer program for active, curious and sociable students, combines with a seasonal English course. 15 hours a week students learn English lessons (a universal course aimed at overall improvement of the language level), and 10 hours a week visit a variety of exciting activities in the open air. The adventure program is conducted on the well-equipped Rutland Water base: here students can learn water sports, horseback riding, rock climbing, learn to cross the rope crossing and build a raft, acquire survival skills in the forest camp.

from 11 670 £ / term

Students 13-15 years old are already studying the widest range of academic directions, preparing for the GCSE program, and determine the most interesting and priority areas for their knowledge. The curriculum includes the following disciplines:

  • English
  • English literature
  • Art
  • History
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Foreign languages: Classic Latin, Spanish, French or German can be chosen.

Accommodation, housing and food

A total of 16 houses have been built on the school grounds for accommodation, and each schoolchild is assigned to one of them (there are residences for boarding accommodation and for day schooling). For each residence there is responsible for a senior teacher (1-2 people). Each house is perfectly equipped (including student kitchen with necessary appliances and cozy living rooms for rest). Usually students of junior and middle classes occupy common rooms for 2-5 people, high school students live in comfortable double rooms. Boys and girls are provided with separate houses.

Meals are served in the Barraclough Dining Hall, a spacious common dining room (optional students can make tea and light snacks in the kitchens of their homes): the menu includes a diet and vegetarian dishes.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : biology, business, chemistry, Civics, Classical civilization, computer literacy, design and technology, Dramatic art, economics, English, English as a Foreign Language, Environmental science, French, geography, german language, history, Italian language, maths, music, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, politics, Religious studies, Research project, Spanish, sports science, Theatrical art

Events Oakham Private School

Teachers and the administrative staff of the school are doing everything to make learning in Oakham School not only memorable lessons - the extra-curricular leisure program of the school is very diverse, everyone can find a job for themselves. Regularly held various activities: theater productions, performances, musicals, concerts and solo performances. There are schools and studios for design, art, sports sections and mugs are very popular:

  • Table tennis
  • Football
  • Climbing
  • Athletics (mainly for girls, but there is also a section for boys)
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Cycling
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  •  Cross country
  • Aerobics
  • Hockey (male and female teams)
  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Polo
  • Canoes
  • Lacrosse
  • Golf
  • Sailing

There are academic and extra-curricular clubs:

  • English club
  • Discussions and oratory
  • Design
  • French club
  • Literary community
  • Club of mathematicians
  • Aeroclub
  • Club of young entrepreneurs and many others.

Gifted in the musical art students regularly give concerts around the country and the county (more than 80 performances per year!). Regular walks and excursions are regularly conducted around the cities of Britain and abroad.


The Faculty of Technology and Design at Oakham University is one of the most respected in the UK due to its excellent studying conditions, teaching staff and, of course, the wonderful work that our students create. The faculty is located in the Jerwood Design school building, which is equipped with the most advanced equipment, including CREO 3.0 CAD software, 3D Rapid Prototype Printer and a wide range of CNC machines.

Design technology is taught to all students in the first 3 years of study, where they can practice creating things, which serves as an incentive to develop skills and knowledge that will prepare them for solving problems in real life, as well as teach them to use available tools.

Students who continue to study at the Technology Design (GCSE) program (an average of 45 students per year) receive the opportunity to specialize in the following areas:

  • Electronics;
  • Durable materials;
  • Graphic products.

Students can choose a specific specialization after 16 years. The A-level “Design” program offers students the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in the field of Design Technology, as well as truly appreciate the relationship between design, materials, production and marketing.

Students can submit their work to the jury of the contest 'The Young Engineer for Britain Awards'. The most successful are awarded by the Arkwright scholarship - a national award for students in the field of design or engineering.

Excursions to museums are organized for students, both in the UK and abroad.

After graduation, most students choose the following specialties: “

  • Product Design”;
  • “Industrial Design”;
  • “Architecture and Engineering”.

Equipment Oakham Private School

The school occupies a huge spacious campus, where everything is necessary for studying, sports and walking, leisure and extra-curricular activities. Out-of-season fields for sports studying, a separate building with a swimming pool, tennis courts with professional cover are all surrounded by well-kept gardens and green lawns. Each student has access to a huge library and scientific and practical laboratories, 2 theaters, a music school and the Center for Arts and Design have been built.

The sports infrastructure of the school is in principle considered to be one of the best in the country. The total area of ​​the playing fields reaches 40 (!) hectares, and there is also a multifunctional sports and fitness hall, hockey and squash courts ... all students are offered more than 30 kinds of sports, which they can practice practically on a professional level.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Summer courses (English and combined) are held from 2 to 3 July.

The price course already includes:

  • Tuition on the selected course
  • Accommodation and meals (full board)
  • All study books, manuals and accessories
  • Sports and leisure activities
  • Use of the entire school infrastructure
  • Laundry services
  • The company certificate at the end of the course (for summer programs).

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Examination fees
  • Additional leisure activities, excursions, some sports and creative sections (for example, music and choreography)
  • Additional teaching aids and books
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian's services)
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Round trip airfare
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Visa fees and services, translation and document verification
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy)
  • Registration fee (non-refundable) 
  • Refundable deposit (for summer programs).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 200 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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