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The Oratory School

Woodcote, Nr Reading, RG8 0PJ

Rated “Excellent” Independent Schools Inspectorate (Nov 2021). A unique Boarding and Day Catholic School for Boys and Girls aged 11 to 18, just outside Reading, which combines strong academic results with a supportive family ethos. We are genuinely an all-round...

Phone: 01491683500

Website: www.oratory.co.uk

Head: Dr Julian Murphy

Registrar Details:

Mrs Abi Gibbon

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Rated “Excellent” Independent Schools Inspectorate (Nov 2021).

A unique Boarding and Day Catholic School for Boys and Girls aged 11 to 18, just outside Reading, which combines strong academic results with a supportive family ethos. We are genuinely an all-round school and we believe in nurturing pupils to achieve their very best in whatever it is they set out to do.

Wellbeing & Pastoral Care

‘I am known: I am more’ highlights The Oratory’s holistic, all-round approach to education. An Oratory education focuses on the whole pupil, nurturing them to achieve their very best in whatever it is they set out to do, be they academic, sporting, artistic, dramatic or inter-personal.

Strong pastoral care is at the heart of what we do. As a Catholic school that welcomes pupils of all faiths or none, visitors often comment on the inclusive family atmosphere of our school; it is this supportive environment that nurtures the confidence, self-expression, and resilience that are vital for success and happiness in the world of today.

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Leavers' Attainment

The Oratory School has once again celebrated a successful set of GCSE results coming in well above national averages, with 14% grade 9s, 30% of grades in the 9-8 category, 45% at 9-7, and 92% at grade 4 or higher, all showing significant gains on the 2019 exam results, the last year in which public exams were sat by pupils.

After a return to the reality of public exams The Oratory has once again celebrated the success of its A Level pupils who have attained highly in spite of the challenges faced during their two year courses. Grades have again risen beyond national averages with A*-A at 39%, A*-B at 67% and A*-C at 87%, and A*-E at 100%. The majority of pupils have again gained entry to their first choice universities.

Sector: Independent

Type: Senior School, Sixth Form

Day/Boarding: Day & Boarding

Setting: Countryside

Ages Covered: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Gender: Co-ed

Gender (sixth form): Co-ed

Religious Ethos: Roman Catholic

Opening Date: 02/05/1859

Sibling Policy: Yes

Financial Assistance: Academic scholarship, Music scholarship, Drama scholarship, Arts scholarship, Sports scholarship, Armed forces discount, Sibling discount

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Entry Routes: 11+, 13+, 16+

Selection: Academically Selective

Languages: French, Spanish, Latin, Chinese

Curriculum:

  • British
  • GCSE
  • A Level

Recreational Space:
Extensive sports facilities on campus