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The Oratory School

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The Oratory School

The Oratory School

Address: The Oratory School, Woodcote, Nr. Reading, South Oxfordshire RG8 0PJ
Website: www.oratory.co.uk
Founded:1859
Number of Pupils: 380
Fees: 13+ Boarding £10,865 per term. Day Boys: £7,900 per term. 11+ Boarding £7,180 per term. Day boys £5,350 per term.
Ages: 11–18
Head Teacher: J J Smith BA MEd PGCEGS
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Entrance Procedure: CE or other by arrangement. 11+ by internal examination.
Contact: 01491 683500
Email: The Registrar, [email protected]
School Visits: Weekly show rounds and private appointments

The Curriculum

All main stream subjects plus three separate sciences, three modern languages, Latin, Greek, business studies, arts and humanities.

Games & The Arts

Excellent sporting activities with opportunity of national
and county selections: Rugby, football, cricket, shooting. Brand new £5m sports centre, 25m pool, gym, sports hall, squash, Real Tennis. Nine hole golf course and boathouse on the Thames. Award winning Art & Design Department in the country offering outstanding instruction up to and including Pre-U. Two sixth-form pupils received awards for gaining top results nationally in 2015 Cambridge Pre-U exam series.

Pastoral Care

Resident School Chaplain. Live in House staff. Residential tutors. Strong community spirit. Separate House for the 11-12 year olds.

University Places

Oxbridge, Russell Group and top universities attended.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

The Oratory is unique. Founded by a great man, Blessed John Henry Newman, its original aim was to educate Christian gentlemen who would lead English society. Academic training ran alongside personal development so that body, mind and soul were nourished and strengthened. The school motto of ‘Cor ad cor loquitur’ (heart speaking to heart) underlines this.

Outstanding Characteristics

The Oratory School is an HMC Catholic independent boarding and Day School for boys aged 11-18 years. It is a friendly, purposeful community dedicated to the growth of the individual within society. We believe that each boy should develop in his own individuality, fulfilling his own potential as a confident and integrated young man. The school is situated in acres of beautiful English countryside with easy access to both motorways and airports including Heathrow and Gatwick.



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