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The 1584 Society

The Oakham School Foundation seeks to enrich the Oakhamian experience and ensure our School continues to provide world-class education above and beyond that which school fees alone can provide.

The 1584 Society recognises the visionary leadership of key supporters, creating an inspirational network of donors whose combined generosity builds upon our 400-year-old tradition of philanthropy. Together, members of the 1584 Society help to provide much needed funds.  In addition, they also set an example for others to follow, and help to advance the School’s ambition, ensuring the values of ‘Excellence and Inclusivity’ remain at the heart of the Oakham experience for generations to come.

Whether it be Current Parents, Former Parents or Alumni, The 1584 Society is open to all with the same vision and determination.

Leadership giving has the potential to achieve huge things and change the lives of both current and future Oakhamians, ensuring that Oakham School can continue to inspire pupils to greatness, both inside and outside of the classroom.

In order to recognise this special commitment, we have created a wide range of membership benefits.  Members receive special recognition within the Foundation Annual Report, priority invitations to the most popular school events, an exclusive invitation to our annual 1584 Society gathering and a beautiful 1584 Society lapel pin.


Our School motto is “Et quasi cursores vitai lampada tradunt”, Like runners they [we] pass on the torch of life. 

The 1584 Society truly epitomises this great saying.  

If you would like to learn more about the 1584
Society, please contact Paul Hassall,
Development Manager -