Oundle School in Peterborough is one of UK boarding schools. Oundle School is located on the borders of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. At the heart of the boarding school’s education philosophy is the life of the
mind, and an understanding of how the individual pupil learns best. The social,
intellectual, spiritual and emotional needs of the pupils drive our educational
Our curriculum equips our pupils to think. We believe in providing a curriculum
that is organised by learning rather than by assessment. The curriculum is
sufficiently flexible to give all pupils the opportunity to excel. Non-vocational
education of the kind we offer here is about more than just ancient civilisations;
it is about recent history, modern languages, and our own literature, language,
and art; and the study of science. It equips people to appreciate and to think.
The curriculum is structured into two distinct but complementary and mutually
reinforcing strands. Throughout the curriculum we wish to promote excellence
• The Examined Curriculum: We aim for efficiency in
preparing our pupils for public examinations. At Oundle, success in public
examinations is deemed important as a worthy educational aim.
• The Non-Examined Curriculum
: Non-examined courses
and voluntaries form an important part of the curriculum of the School. We
aim to teach beyond the prescribed curriculum thereby broadening the intellectual
horizons of our pupils.