The Oratory is an HMC independent school for pupils aged 11 to 18, proving an all-round education of quality and purpose. We aim to provide an all-round education of quality and purpose within a nurturing, joyful environment. We offer small class sizes and outstanding facilities on a wonderful South Oxfordshire country estate and yet we are within easy travelling distance of London, major motorways, railways and airports.
The Oratory School has high academic standards; however, we believe that an
education is about more than statistics. We have a clear vision to ensure that each pupil flourishes and fulfils their maximum potential both in and far beyond the classroom. To this end, a wide variety of co-curricular activities enrich the pupils’ learning and all pupils get the opportunity to develop their specific talents to the full. The Oratory is not a large school, and this enables each and every pupil to be known, valued and stretched as an individual within our nurturing community.
Founded in 1859 by Saint John Henry Newman - we are a Catholic school which welcomes
pupils of all faiths or none. Visitors often comment on the inclusive community
atmosphere of our school, which we believe nurtures confidence, self-expression and a
desire to learn and grow.