Welcome to Oundle

Oundle School has long been associated with the very best of modern independent education, especially boarding. We take seriously our responsibility to our pupils so that they can emerge as decent, open-minded adults: ambitious about what they can go on to achieve and contribute, but never arrogant.

We warmly welcome pupils who have open, curious minds and an appetite to make the most of opportunities available.

Our Philosophy

At a Glance

"We have a long-held belief that a full boarding ethos offers the best environment within which to realise our ambitions for all our pupils, giving us the scope and the time to offer unparalleled opportunity that simply is not possible otherwise."
Sarah Kerr-Dineen Boarding at Oundle

boarding pupils

Our Houses

day pupils

Oundle in figures

pupils in a Tutor group

Care and wellbeing

scholarship disciplines offered


bursaries funded annually


of pupils gain Oxbridge offers

Life after Oundle

academic societies

Our academic ethos

cadets, the largest School CCF

Service and Activities

sports teams


theatre productions each year

Stahl Theatre

visiting music teachers


Upcoming Open Days

Our next Open Day is aimed at 13+ entry and will be held on Saturday 20 January 2024.

The Review

Our annual reflection upon our major educational and charitable objectives, including a concise financial performance summary.

A sense of belonging

We believe that pastorally, a School is only as big as its smallest unit of care, and the House system is at the heart of life at Oundle. It is in the community of the House that most pupils find the confidence and sense of purpose that lead to fulfilment in the larger community of the School.

Intellectual curiosity

The challenges our pupils will face in the world beyond School will require of them adaptability and emotional intelligence, as well as the best academic qualifications of which they are capable. Oundelians are encouraged to look beyond their current strengths and interests, harness their natural intellectual curiosity and explore new avenues for learning.

Our Publications

We are proud to showcase pupils' academic achievements as well as their views on a broad range of issues.

Explore Oundle

The School’s buildings, dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries, are dispersed throughout the town. This gives the School a unique and distinctive character. Pupils pass through the streets throughout their day, instilling a sense of responsibility and independence.

Our Interactive Map