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Oundle School

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.

The pupils in our care are at the heart of all that we do and every decision we make. The education we provide aims to develop in our pupils the skills, attitudes and habits of mind that will sustain them throughout a long life, enabling them to flourish both at School and beyond. This vision informs every element of the School’s leadership and practice.

Our criteria for success are not limited to what happens at School: we wish to support the intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional and social growth of our pupils, so that they may become happy, balanced contributors to society. We have a responsibility to ensure that every single member of the School community takes both individual and collective action towards environmental sustainability. We encourage aspiration and abhor arrogance, nurturing open minds, authentic self-belief and a sense of service.

We believe that boarding offers the best environment within which to realise these educational ambitions, with day pupils involved fully in the breadth offered by such an education. We also believe in the intrinsic value of partnership and outreach to the various communities of which we form part.

11+ Assesses
Maths, English, Science, Cognitive Ability Test (CAT)

Admissions contact
Boys / Co-Ed / Girls

Boarding and Day School

Age range

11- 18 years

Type of exam

11+- CAT test plus English, Maths and science with an informal interview.

13+ Sat in January of year 8.
CAT test plus English, Maths,Science and MFL with an informal interview

16+ - An assessment weekend. Including interview and either: assessment papers in 3 of their chosen subjects or sixth form general paper and two subject papers.

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