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

"Project 24 is our once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in those things that matter most to us and to secure the long-term security of the School we want to be."
Sarah Kerr-Dineen Project 24

boarding pupils

Our Houses

day pupils

Oundle in figures

pupils in a Tutor group

pastoral care

scholarship disciplines offered


bursaries funded annually


of pupils gain Oxbridge offers

Life after Oundle

cadets, the largest School CCF


sports teams


theatre productions each year

Stahl Theatre

visiting music teachers


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ISI Inspection 2021

"Pupils achieve a high level of scholarship across a range of academic disciplines and in parallel attain excellent examination results."

Open Days

The next Open Days are Saturday 10 September: 11+ and 16+ entry and Saturday 1 October: 13+ entry.

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.

Developing Global Contributors

Oundelians are grounded and ambitious young people who go on to make their mark positively on the many communities to which they will belong throughout their lives. We are fortunate in our location at the heart of a beautiful market town and our pupils take their place within this community, not isolated from it.

Developing Global Contributors

We instil the importance of contributing positively to society in every pupil

Explore Oundle

The Schoolโ€™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