The Oratory Family
Boarding at The Oratory will provide a foundation for life, success, and personal friendships that last forever.
Our boarders experience a nurturing home environment under the supervision of our outstanding Housemasters and Housemothers. We also offer our boarders a whole host of new social and cultural opportunities that contribute another dimension to their broad Oratory education.
Our school week runs from Monday to Saturday. Sports matches take place on Saturday afternoons; the rest of the weekend is taken up with an array of exciting activities and trips. Our boarding houses are located centrally on our safe and secure campus so pupils also have full use of our amazing onsite facilities during their free time.
Houses are central to life at The Oratory. Our junior pupils are part of St Philip House until they graduate into Senior Houses, while all other pupils are assigned to one of our four senior Houses when they join the School and remain part of that House during their time with us. Our boarding staff are friendly, approachable, and highly professional. They offer pupils help and advice at any time of the day or night.
All pupils, day and boarding, live in their Houses together. The pupils benefit from a family atmosphere, living in a close-knit environment structured in a similar way to siblings in a family, where older and younger boys and girls can learn from each other and offer support to one another. The result is that every pupil is integrated into a cohesive and supportive community in which they have the confidence to thrive.