About Oundle School
Welcome from the Headmaster
Oundle is a special community of children, parents, teachers, Governors and members of the town. It is remarkable for the diverse and interesting range of activities and opportunities, and as one of England’s three largest boarding schools, Oundle’s credentials are very strong. The School runs seven days per week during Quarter time, and boarders naturally come from further afield than many schools. Smaller schools cannot compete with the rich diversity of involvement and opportunity; a school like Oundle quite simply offers more. It provides the complete educational experience, while life in the boarding house or in Laxton (for day pupils) ensures that a calm, pastoral community thrives, and every individual is nurtured, supported and valued.
Oundle is fortunate to be located in a beautiful market town in the heart of England. The School’s origins lie in Sir William Laxton’s endowment to the Worshipful Company of Grocers to re-establish a school in Oundle in 1556.
I hope you will enjoy browsing the website and finding out about life at Oundle. Visitors are welcome to visit the School, ideally having made an appointment beforehand. Guided tours, including contact or lunch with pupils, are provided for prospective families. We take great pride in the School and are confident that visitors will see much that makes Oundle special.