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Oakham School
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  • CUR
  • Subfonds
  • 1926 - 2020

This collection highlights the depth and breadth of the school's curriculum and pupil's work. The drama and music sub-series are particularly detailed with their collection of production stills and programmes.

CUR/7 contains reports relating to the school's teaching and curriculum alongside timetables for lessons and exams, and comprehensive examination results for GCSE, A Level and IB.

Throughout the series in this collection, there is material relating to events and trips undertaken by various departments to increase the extra-curricular activities of pupils.

Oakham School

Old Oakhamian Club

  • OOC
  • Subfonds
  • 1584 - 2020

This collection charts the history and activities of the Old Oakhamian Club. It has excellent records of dinners and events thrown by the club such as reunions, international dinners and Oakham events. Most of the documents are administrative, but there are photographs and correspondence material too.

There are good records on the school's foundation and the club's golfing society. Most of the material has been produced by the Old Oakhamian club or the foundation. Thus, there is a good record of publications and marketing material relating to these events.

Oakham School


  • ADM
  • Subfonds
  • 1871 - 2021

This collection focuses on the administrative side of the school including admissions and trustees.

There is a rich collection of admissions books dating back to the 19th century alongside detailed notes of Trustees' committee minutes and development plans.

School inspections undertaken by external bodies are represented in this sub-fond and include some of the 19th century schemes which helped to found the school as one independent from Uppingham.

ADM/4 contains policy documents outlining the health and safety measures in the school.

Oakham School


  • MAR
  • Subfonds
  • 1958 - 2021

This collection draws together material produced for and by the marketing department of Oakham School. Particular strengths of the collection include press cuttings and publication material (prospectuses, handbooks, maps etc.).

Press cuttings from multiple local and national newspapers have been collected together by marketing staff, gathering together news of Old Oakhamians.

Publications contain material produced for new admissions into the school and contain detailed information about uniform, curriculum, pastoral care, and general daily life of the school.

Oakham School

Headmaster's Annual Report, 1982

  • HEA-HEA/15-HEA/15/1-HEA/15/1/4
  • Item
  • 19/11/1982
  • Part of Headmasters

A headmaster's annual report for the academic year 1981-1982. Contents: Registrations/Entry/Numbers; The Upper and Middle School Houses; Jerwoods; Discipline and The Decem; Staff; General Academic; The Departments; A-Level and O-Level; Scholarships; University Entrance; Careers; The Library; Drama; P.E. and Sport; Sports Centre; Chapel and the Chaplaincy; Afternoon Activities; Voluntary Service; C.C.F.; Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme; Exploration Society; Scouts and Guides; Senior Societies and Middle School Societies; Publicity and Local Relations; Audio-Visual Aids Centre; The Ashburton Hall;
The School Council; The Oakhamian; Sanatorium; Old Oakhamian Club; Oakham School Nursery; Postscript. Attached are A-Level results (appendix A), O-Level and A-Level results (appendix B), University Entrance (appendix D). Nineteen pages A to S.

Richard Bull

Minutes of OSEL Board meeting, 1983

  • AB-AB/26-AB/26/13-AB/26/13/53
  • Item
  • 27/09/1983
  • Part of Anna Bentley

Minutes of a meeting of the board of Oakham School Enterprises Limited held on 27 September 1983 in London. Contents: Activity Holidays Course Costings; Course Descriptions; Questionnaires; Chess Congress; Computer Courses; Date of the next meeting. With hand-written notes. Two pages A and B.

Oakham School

A letter from Roger Blackmore to Alan Grieve

  • AB-AB/26-AB/26/13-AB/26/13/54
  • Item
  • 29/09/1983
  • Part of Anna Bentley

A letter from Roger Blackmore to Alan Grieve regarding the minutes of an OSEL meeting and the publicity for the upcoming Chess Congress.

Roger Blackmore

Questions for the OSEL Board

A list of questions asked to OSEL Board relating to the relationship of OSEL and the Development Manager, Publicity and P.R., and Holidays events.

Oakham School

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