Oundle School has long been associated with the very best of modern independent education, especially boarding education. The individual child is central to our vision. Oundle School enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence supported by outstanding pastoral care.
The School’s buildings, dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries, are dispersed throughout the town. This level of co-existence with the town gives the School a unique and distinctive character; pupils pass through the streets as they go to lessons, games or other activities and this instills in them an appreciation of being part of both a School and a local community.
The third largest independent boarding and day school in England, Oundle has 860 full boarders and 250 day pupils. Committed to a full boarding ethos, which benefits both boarders and day pupils, Oundle attracts pupils from over 120 feeder prep schools from all corners of the UK. It is also proud to welcome around twelve percent of its pupils from over 20 countries overseas. Oundle has 13 senior boarding Houses – eight for boys and five for girls – with about 60 pupils in each. Day pupils are accommodated in Laxton House, and there is also a mixed junior boarding House of about 40 pupils for entry at 11+ or 12+.
Following a series of major capital developments including SciTec, the Cripps Library and the Adamson Centre for Modern Languages, the School is now embarking on a major SciTec Campus development project. This will see a new Mathematics department constructed adjacent to SciTec, as well as a significant upgrade to the Design and Technology department within the Patrick Engineering Centre. Due for completion in September 2016, the development will unite Science, Mathematics, Design, Technology and Engineering both physically and philosophically, enabling pupils to move seamlessly from theory to practice and from pure science to the achievement of a workable technology.
A concurrent Sports Master Plan will upgrade sporting facilities across the School over the next few years, including a new 1st XI cricket pavilion which opened for the spring 2015 season.