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  • The London Oratory School
    Seagrave Road
    SW6 1RX
  • Head: Dan Wright MA (Cantab)
  • T 020 7385 0102
  • F 020 7381 7676
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys aged from 7 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Pupils: 1,377; sixth formers: 381 (111 girls)
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Open days: Virtual open days - see website
  • 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
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 13th September 2022
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Results can partly be attributed to good and committed teaching but must largely stem from an excellent work ethic that is drilled in from the start. Homework is rigorously monitored and it’s a detention for repeated failure to produce it. Sixth formers have to work together in the library or study hall (both staffed) during study periods. No lounging around on comfy sofas here. The Junior House, which incorporates 80 boys (20 in each of years 3-6) chosen for musical aptitude as well as academic ability, enjoys the use of all the senior facilities including recently refurbished science labs and breath-taking ...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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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.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2018, Daniel Wright MA, previously 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.

‘Much more involved than the last one,’ said one boy and there’s no doubt this is a very visible head, who teaches (currently a self-written course to sixth formers on spiritual direction for teenagers), gives ‘inspirational talks’ and ‘really gets to know us boys’. Pupils say he has ‘breathed new life into extracurricular’ (including the popular addition of boxing), while behind the scenes he is utilising his previous experience as a curriculum design planner to create a more virtue-based curriculum, in keeping with his...

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Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

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