The Fathers of the Oratory
Founded in 1863 by the Fathers of the Oratory, The London Oratory School is one of England's oldest and most distinguished Catholic state-funded boys’ schools. Girls are admitted into the Sixth Form. Importantly, in partnership with parents, the School aims through a Christ-centred curriculum, to develop young men and women of faith, good character, strong intellect and generous spirit, able to move confidently into the world and to use their talents and gifts to lead and serve others.
The School is part of the Catholic Church, and, as such, is conducted in full accordance with the Canon Law and teachings of the Church and the trust deed of the London Oratory Charity. Religious Education, in particular, is in accordance with the rites, practices, discipline and liturgical norms of the Catholic Church, and at all times the School serves as a witness to the Catholic faith: Religious Education and habituation into a sacramental vision extend beyond Religious Education, and all teachers and members of the School community are encouraged to ‘bring out of the good treasure of their hearts’ the good that is within them for the spiritual, intellectual and moral benefit of the School community.