Oundle School is situated in the quintessentially English market town from which it takes its name. The School’s buildings, dating from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, are dispersed throughout the town, which is, to a large extent, its campus. Thus the pupils are not cut off, but very much a part of the local community. The School offers a range of educational possibilities to meet contemporary needs: co-educational boarding or day education, with Laxton Junior School as a 4 to 11 day school, and Oundle School as a boarding and day school, with entry at 11, 13 or into the Sixth Form.
The School believes that it is vitally important to encourage pupils to use their leisure time constructively. To this end, all pupils are expected to follow three strands in their extra-curricular activities: leadership and adventure; service; and creative and cultural strands.