Catmose College

‘Catmose College is an outstanding school’ Ofsted 2012

Catmose College is a secondary academy school on Huntsmans Drive in Oakham, Rutland. The majority of students are drawn from the county town of Oakham and surrounding villages, although many are attracted from a wider area including Leicestershire and Melton through parental choice.

The College is one of highest attaining in Rutland and Leicestershire. The Ofsted report in February 2012 rated the college ‘Outstanding’ in all categories. We offer a broad range of experiences beyond the classroom to build independence, resilience and leadership skills that are critical for success in adult life. More details on the College can be found via the menu on the left or on the DfE.

We believe that great schools are not made by the buildings they occupy, but by the people who work within them. We are proud at Catmose College to have both a committed staff and talented, hardworking students whose contributions make our College truly exceptional.

Our primary aim is to encourage each student to become a mature, independently minded individual who has the necessary skills and knowledge to be of value to themselves and society. We know that every student is talented, so our role as educators is to ensure these talents are fully realised. To achieve this, we have high expectations of every student, emphasising the importance of hard work and doing one’s best in every circumstance.


30 January

On Wednesday 11 March, the English department is organising a trip for Year 7 students to visit the National Trust Workhouse in Southwell.        


29 January

Our work to open Harington School, an academic sixth form for Rutland, is gathering pace and all is in place to ensure an opening for September 2015. We are therefore encouraging students to apply by Wednesday 11 February, in order to meet the deadline set by the DfE as a result of the general election.        

Hannah’s Athletic Success

27 January

Catmose College Year 7 student, Hannah Haywood, has had a busy athletics season so far with success in numerous events over the Autumn and Winter.        


27 January

The Federation Exclusion Policy has been changed and can be accessed here

Duke of Edinburgh volunteers for Age UK

27 January

Catmose College Duke of Edinburgh students recently volunteered to help charity Age UK where they helped people get more proficient with their computers, tablets and phones.