Boarding at the OPS

    Boarding is an integral part of life at the Oratory Preparatory School.  The Boarding House, situated on the first floor of the main house caters for up to 60 boarders from Year 4 upwards. Children have the opportunity to board either full-time, weekly board or flexi-board.


    Mr Ed Binham is the Boarding Housemaster at the Oratory Prep school.  He has been a teacher at the OPS for five years and as well as Boarding Housemaster is also Master-in-Charge of Rugby.

    He has been married to Melanie for over 7 years who has recently returned to Air Cabin Crew duties with British Airways.  They have three children all loving life at the OPS Boe, Minnah and Sullivan.

    Mr Binham is a Politics graduate from Loughborough and after acquiring his Master in Contemporary European Politics embarked upon a professional rugby union career spanning over a decade. Mr Binham loves being outdoors and has a wide range of sporting pastimes. Unlike his Bulldog Rocksi who is quite happy to ignore walks and sleep all day. Mr Binham has an aim of competing in the British Masters for weightlifting.

    Mr Binham grew up in the Midlands and is a former pupil of Blue Coat School Birmingham and Bromsgrove.