Welcome to The Oratory School


The Oratory School is an Independent Boys’ Boarding and Day School for ages 11-18. We are a Catholic school which welcomes boys of all faiths or none. We are a happy and supportive community where boys from all backgrounds are welcomed and inspired to learn and grow. We are blessed with outstanding facilities on a magnificent country estate and yet we are within easy travelling distance of London, major motorways, railways and airports. We also have a growing bus network.

The School offers small class sizes and superb facilities and whilst the focus is on high academic achievement, Head Master, Joe Smith, has a clear vision to ensure that each boy flourishes and fulfils his maximum potential both in and far beyond the classroom, and to this end a wide variety of co-curricular activities help to enrich the boys’ learning. We are extremely proud of our confident, independent and happy boys, so please do visit us and let them tell you all about the school.

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For more information about our Scholarships or our Admissions process for 11+, 13+ or Sixth Form entry, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Janet Martin, on 01491 683522 or email registrar@oratory.co.uk

2019 Scholarship dates:

  • 11+ Sport Scholarship – Tuesday 6 November 2018
  • 11+ Music Scholarship – Tuesday 13 November 2018
  • 13+ Sport Scholarship – Tuesday 16 October 2018
  • 13+ Music Scholarship – Tuesday 29 January 2019
  • 13+ ISEB Common Academic Scholarship – 25-27 February 2019

We are still accepting registrations for entry in 2019.

Latest News
Latest News
Fri 22 June 2018
4th Form: “6th Form for a Day”  
Choral Day for Oratory Prep School Choristers, St Joseph’s Chapel, 12.00pm – 5.00pm  
Vespers and Benediction, St Joseph’s Chapel, 4.20pm  
Oratory Parents XI v Oratory Prep Parents XI, 6.15pm (H)  
Music Society: Dinner, Front Hall, 7.00pm