Many pupils study two or more languages and take advantage of the breadth of clubs, societies and lectures on offer outside the curriculum.


Over two-thirds of Oundelians take up a place at a Russell Group University, with popular degree choices including Modern Languages. That said, academic excellence means far than mere examination results. Academic scholars have the opportunity to demonstrate a love of learning beyond the classroom by introducing them to a wide variety of  materials and creating a community in which they can achieve their full potential and develop intellectual breadth and depth in a particular discipline.

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What our pupils think

To me, being a Scholar is obviously about working hard and upholding a certain academic standard, but more importantly, it’s about a curiosity to learn. In the classroom, teachers always find time to answer more advanced, or simply off-topic, questions, which stretches our knowledge immeasurably.

Academic Scholar


14 teaching rooms

2 Sony language laboratories

Raymond Lee International Suite (Cinema and Auditorium)

6 dedicated language assistant pods for speaking practice


In 2013, with the help of Waterland Architects, the previous Scott science block was transformed into a new Modern Foreign Languages department.  Many of the original architectural features were uncovered, renovated and incorporated into the new scheme, along with a first floor extension housing two new classrooms. The Adamson Centre was made possible by the legacy of Old Oundelian Fred Adamson (D 37).


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