Oundle School

Type of school: Co-educational independent day/boarding school

Number of students: Approxiately 1,200

Age range: 11-18 years old

Oundle School is the largest boarding school in England after Eton and Millfield. The various school buildings which date from the 15th century are scattered around the market town, with the Cloisters acting as the nucleus of the school community.


Situated in Oundle, Northamptonshire, the East Midlands of England.


In 2015, 64% of the students have achieved grades A*/A at A-level, and 85% at GCSE standard. 26 students have been admitted to study at Oxbridge, and more than 40 students received places at Russell Group Universities. Students are required to choose 4 A-level subjects in total; it is a requirement of the School that each pupil takes at least three A levels or Pre-U subjects. English, Mathematics and Science are compulsory at (i)GCSE levels.


All pupils have a Tutor whom they will meet regularly. They are in charge of taking care of students' academic progress and school life.

The Tutor is also a major point of contact between staff and parents.

Leading the team of Tutors and carrying overall responsibility for the pastoral care of the boys and girls is the Housemaster or Housemistress. Their role is diverse, from ensuring the environment of the House is safe and comfortable, to setting the tone and ethos necessary for good behaviour and successful community living, and encouraging every member of the House to develop their own talents whilst supporting and contributing to the endeavours of the House and School.