Overseas students are welcome at the Oratory Preparatory School and we currently have several children from Spain, Nigeria and Hong Kong who board on a full-time basis. We have also had children from Korea, Poland and Russia to name a few.
Many foreign students have very little English at the start of the school year but we offer specialist English lessons for these students with our EAL (English as an additional language) teacher and some additional tutoring.
In addition to this, our international children are strongly encouraged to speak English whilst living in the Boarding House. We have developed an English speaking reward, which accelerates each child’s integration with their peers and helps with their academic studies.