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  • The London Oratory School
    Seagrave Road
    London
    SW6 1RX
  • Head: Pauline Devereux (Acting Head)
  • T 020 7385 0102
  • F 020 7381 7676
  • E registrar@los.ac
  • W www.london-oratory.org
  • A state school for boys aged from 7 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Pupils: 1,340; sixth formers: 360
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Open days: September and October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 19th March 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 18th May 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

What we like particularly is the range of subjects boys are choosing to take at both GCSE and at A level.  Large numbers do maths and sciences – and a healthy helping of A*s in these subjects - but the humanities and languages are not neglected. Junior House boys are committed and robust. The day starts early with an hour’s choir practice from 8am, if you are in the Schola. This is a big rugby school and rowing is also ‘massive’, as our proud and enthusiastic sixth form guides told us - school has recently achieved entry into the Henley Regatta...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Latin at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Latin at an English Comprehensive School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Polish at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Chemistry at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Additional Mathematics FSMQ at an English Comprehensive School (Free standing Maths Qual Level 3)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking French at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking German at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Music Performance: Group at an English Comprehensive School (Grade 6 Music or Dance)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Music Performance: Group at an English Comprehensive School (Grade 7 Music or Dance)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Additional Mathematics FSMQ at an English Comprehensive School (Free standing Maths Qual Level 3)

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

Sports

Rowing

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

From January 2018, Daniel Wright MA, currently deputy head of St George's College Weybridge. History degree from Cambridge; began his teaching career at Gordon's School, moving to Godalming College in 2004 as head of history then director of faculty. Took up his post at St George's in 2015.

Pauline Devereux, previously deputy head (and author of The London Oratory School: A Celebration of 150 Years) is holding the reins until Mr Wright takes over. She is aided by Daniel Rooney.

Junior housemaster, who runs the Junior House on a day to day basis, is Pheona Mackay. She is ex-RAF and feared by the parents, though loved by the boys. ‘She obviously adores the boys,‘ said one parent, ‘but I am a bit worried about approaching her.' Her attitude...

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