Catmose College

‘Catmose College is an outstanding school’ Ofsted 2012

Catmose College is an oversubscribed 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 achieving in Rutland and Leicestershire. Our 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.




24 June

Today Catmose College welcomed professional photographer Mathew Richardson, former Catmose College student, who is now based in Sweden. Mat Richardson presented a vast digital portfolio and talk to the current Year 10 GCSE Photography students about what it’s like to be a professional freelance photographer for a living, and how it …        

Catmose EU Referendum

23 June

Our students have been debating the pros and cons of leaving or remaining in the EU culminating in a vote today. Each side has taken this important debate seriously weighing the issues whilst showing respect for each others views.


21 June

Today we invited pupils in Year 6 at Catmose Primary to come and experience an indoor athletics competition. It was also an opportunity for our sports leaders to organise an event and deliver it successfully as part of their course. Stephanie Raxter, Sarah McDonald, Emily Broughton and Eve Orton helped …        

Our ethos

14 June

The Principal has written a short article that was inspired by the whole college photo that is copied here. The photograph perhaps more visually articulates our ethos, over a thousand people who represent the Catmose community standing calmly together on a cold and sunny spring morning – and you were able …        


14 June

We are holding an induction day at Catmose College on Tuesday 5th July for our future Year 7 students, followed by an information evening for parents and students starting at 6pm. Those students joining us in Year 7 in September 2016 will receive a letter with more information later this week.