About BEO - Oundle School

Oundle School is situated in the quintessentially English market town from which it takes its name. The School’s buildings, dating from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, are dispersed throughout the town, which is, to a large extent, its campus. As a result, pupils pass through the streets continually as they go to lessons, games or other activities, and are not isolated from the local community.

Oundle school aerial view

Oundle School – Programme Highlights

The British English Olympics (BEO) is a unique event attracting bilingual schools from around the world to compete against one another in a series of English language academic challenges. As part of the BEO, your students will be required to explore contemporary global issues and to make presentations, debate and perform on themes such as the environment, globalisation and sustainable development.

Compulsory age range: 12-16 


  • Participation in the BEO competition centred on contemporary political and social issues.
  • 2 academic workshops and an inter-school challenge on arrival.
  • 2 extended full day excursions to London (9am-8pm) with an Award Ceremony based in a secret central London location and a guided tour with a professional walking tour guide.
  • 1 extended full day excursion to London (9am-10:30pm) with the option to include London Eye and a West End Musical.
  • Full day excursion to Cambridge with a walking tour and entrance to King’s College.
  • Full day excursion to Stratford-Upon-Avon with a walking tour.


  • London Heathrow

    1hr 40mins

  • London Gatwick

    2hrs 20mins

  • Stansted

    1hr 20mins

Oundle School


  • Fantastic sports centre and 43.5 metre swimming pool
  • Common rooms in every boarding house where students can relax in the evenings
  • The Great Hall used for formal ceremonies, discos, presentation events and talent shows
  • Full equipped, professional standard theatre used for creative events
  • A number of spacious breakout rooms for rehearsals and presentation practice.