Opportunities for all
Founded in 1556, Oundle is one of the larger UK schools but, thanks to its House system and being part of a town, it retains a strong sense of community. It has a reputation for strong academics and for educational innovation, as highlighted by several prestigious Arkwright engineering scholarships and a science and technology centre featuring lasers, wind tunnels and CAD. However, as the introduction of the Trivium course focusing on classical skills such as logic and rhetoric show this is a school that values a broad based education and encourages curiosity and critical thinking, values alumni such as Richard Dawkins would recognise. It retains a full boarding policy and ensuring busy weekends and a national and international cohort of students.