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An education for life

The Oratory is a very special place, where each pupil is known, valued, and developed as an individual.

We are really proud of our broad and rich curriculum and strong exam results; however, an Oratory education is about developing young people in a much deeper sense than exam results alone can demonstrate.

An Oratory education gives our young people every opportunity to draw out and find their individual innate talents and qualities, and instils in them a sense of joy and a genuine love of learning. At The Oratory everyone will find their place to shine.

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.

We want our pupils to create happy memories with us that will last a lifetime. By the time they leave the school at the end of Sixth Form, our pupils will have found their individual talents and passions, and will have the skills and confidence needed to pursue them in the world beyond school.

Having reached their academic potential, the majority of our pupils gain entry to their first choice of university, including many Russell Group universities. They then go on to pursue a wide range of exciting careers.

Our pupils leave the school as confident young adults, equipped not only with a well-rounded education, but also with a thirst for further learning, a strong moral compass, and lifelong friends.

In the top 3% of schools nationally for value-added at A Level

We are celebrating another year of excellent exam results. At GCSE, 46% of all grades achieved were 9-7 (A*-A) and 86% were graded at 4 (C) or higher. At A Level, 40% of grades achieved were A*-A. As a school with a broad intake and spread of ability, these are results of which we are immensely proud.

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