Friday, 20 April 2018

Boys’ school fosters self-confidence

THE Oratory School is “a great place to develop self-confidence and a faith in the nobler things of life,” according

THE Oratory School is “a great place to develop self-confidence and a faith in the nobler things of life,” according to the Good Schools Guide.

St Philip House (catering for years seven and eight) has been named after the patron saint of the school, St Philip Neri.

Here, small in-house classes cater for boys aged 11 and 12, offering individual attention and excellent pastoral care.

The school ensures there is a close monitoring of work, with an academic timetable designed to provide the widest choice possible.

Boys are given every chance to expand their talents and interests in a relaxed yet disciplined atmosphere. Sports facilities include a nine-hole golf course, extensive rugby and cricket pitches, tennis courts, an indoor shooting range and a Real Tennis court.

Every year St Philip House boys experience an exciting trip — whether cultural or sporting — as well as being encouraged to take part in mathematic challenges, poetry competitions, chess tournaments and become involved in music and drama productions.

The Oratory is now entering into its second 10-year development phase with a new “cutting edge” performing arts centre due to open in March.

The sports centre is also being completely reshaped over the next two years, with new swimming pool and café facilities, putting The Oratory at the forefront of boys’ education.

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