The Oratory School

The Oratory is a vibrant boarding and day school. We became a coeducational school in September 2020, welcoming girls and boys from the age of 11 to 18.

“Sending our son to The Oratory has been one of the best decisions we have ever made.” Mrs Jordan-Barber, a Forces parent at The Oratory School

Our teaching is second to none with excellent exam results this year. At A Level 61% of results were A* - A grade and our value added results place The Oratory in the top 3% of schools nationally in 2020.  We are a genuine all-round school and believe in nurturing our pupils to achieve their very best in whatever it is they set out to do. We have varied co-curricular activities to help each boy realise his passion.

The sporting and cultural life of the school has always been strong with the pupils having access to fantastic sporting, art, music and drama facilities. We are a Catholic school yet welcome pupils of all faiths into our supportive community where pupils from all backgrounds are inspired to learn and grow.

We recognise that for those families where parents are serving in the Armed Forces and regularly posted abroad, an independent boarding school is often the best option for achieving a continuity of education. MoD families who claim the Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) will pay only the minimum parental contribution of 10% of our annual school boarding fees.

Despite being a broadly non-selective school, we have very high academic standards. However, an Oratory education is about developing our young people in a deeper sense than exam results alone can demonstrate. Our pupils enjoy a variety of cultural, sporting, and charitable activities through our co-curricular programme. Being a vibrant boarding community our weekends offer a packed programme of activities. Visitors often comment on the inclusive family atmosphere of our school. We offer a nurturing educational environment where children can thrive in the stability of friends and teachers.

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HeadMr Joe Smith
School TypeSenior co-education school
Jnior Age Range11 - 13
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Vocational No
Jnr Boarding Fees£8,219.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£12,012.00 per term
Sixth Form£12,012.00 per term
Forces DiscountYes
Total Students300
Youngest Boarder11
Junior Boarders60
Senior Boarders240
Int'l Students60
Closest Airport 1Heathrow (33.79km)
Closest Airport 2Gatwick (70.8km)
School AddressThe Oratory School
Woodcote
Reading
Berkshire
RG8 0PJ
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