The Oratory School, Berkshire

The Oratory School is an HMC Catholic Independent Boys’ Boarding and Day School for ages 11-18 set on a magnificent country estate in the heart of the Chilterns.

The Oratory School
Woodcote
Nr Reading
Berkshire RG8 0PJ

Outstanding facilities for all occasions

The Oratory  School is blessed with outstanding facilities on a magnificent Chilterns country estate, yet within easy travelling distance of London, major motorways, railways and airport. It would make an ideal venue for everything from wedding receptions and corporate events, sports classes and performances.

Services available for all facilities

  • Catering
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car parking
  • Accommodation
  • Audio visual equipment

Dance, Drama & Music

Theatre

The cutting edge Performing Arts Centre was opened in 2013, provides drama studios, retractable seating, a professional lighting and sound room, high-tech acoustics and an acting space that can be utilised for many different functions.

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Sports & Fitness

Swimming Pool

The newly opened swimming pool at the Oratory is a 4 lane, 25metre pool with which we offer a variety of lane swimming sessions and family swims. To ensure that swims never get overcrowded pre-booking your space is advised.

Sports Hall

The Oratory sports hall, completed renovated in 2015 with a new floor, ergo room, new cricket nets and basketball frames. It is available for hire by the public and clubs for a variety of uses including football, basketball, cricket, badminton, or for birthday parties.

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Fitness Centre

Fully equipped gym with a wide range of cardiovascular and resistance machines including; treadmills, cross trainers, bikes, rowing machines and free weights. Memberships are available, please contact us for further information.

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Sports Pitches

Sports facilities at The Oratory are second to none and include 11 rugby/football pitches, six cricket squares, a boat house on the River Thames and an indoor rifle range,

Squash Courts

The Oratory Sports Centre has three newly refurbished squash courts that are open to the public throughout the day. Rackets are available to hire.

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Tennis Courts

The Oratory Sports Centre is home to one of just 26 ‘Real Tennis’ courts in the country. Real Tennis is played in an asymmetrical court which contains many unusual features, sloping roofs, openings (galleries) in the walls and a main wall which has a kink in it (tambour). Six lawn tennis courts are also available for hire.

Golf

The Oratory School Golf Club is open for public use. The course is 9 hole, mainly par 3 which is good for those new to the game or anyone more experienced looking for a challenging little course to practice on. We also offer lessons through our PGA AA Golf Professional Richard McDougall.

Celebrations & Events

Chapel

The Old Chapel is a 350 year-old tithe barn, partially restored into a small Chapel and storage area in the 1990s, was completely renovated to become a very lovely place of peace and faith.

Function Room

The Oratory School sports centre complex, opened in 2015, includes an upstairs function room with an outside balcony. In summer, the balcony would make an ideal location for any event with a lovely view of the Victorian Walled Garden with its six grass tennis courts.

Courses & Corporate

Theatre

The cutting edge Performing Arts Centre was opened in 2013, provides drama studios, retractable seating, a professional lighting and sound room, high-tech acoustics and an acting space that can be utilised for many different functions.

* Actual facility will differ from image shown.

Function Room

The Oratory School sports centre complex, opened in 2015, includes an upstairs function room with an outside balcony. In summer, the balcony would make an ideal location for any event with a lovely view of the Victorian Walled Garden with its six grass tennis courts.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation at The Oratory ranges from small, comfortable dormitories to well equipped single study bedrooms. The houses are all either recently built or completely modernised to provide comfortable, modern accommodation. Please contact us for further information on our accommodation available for hire.

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