There are a number of churches. By far the most prominent, with the largest steeple in the district, is St Peter's Church[11] which has the main churchyard. There are also Methodist, Baptist and Roman Catholic churches. The Baptist church has a premises on St Osyths Lane but still holds services on Sunday mornings at Prince William School.

Oundle has many shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants all of which are located in the town centre. It also has two supermarkets: a Co-op and a recently built Waitrose.

Oundle Golf Club is a private members club founded in 1893. The Club is set in peaceful countryside just outside the delightful market town of Oundle, in the picturesque county of Northamptonshire. .

Oundle is home to two of the three factories producing Fairline Boats. The third site is located Weldon, near Corby. The original factory is at Barnwell Road Marina in Oundle and the newer at the Nene Valley site. The Barnwell Road Marina site is currently being mothballed as the company restructures.

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Besides FULL MEMBERSHIP the Club offers a variety of other memberships including LIFESTYLE, CORPORATE and SOCIAL.  

Oundle has 835 boarders and 235 day pupils. It is the third largest independent boarding school in England, after Eton and Millfield.[2] The various school buildings which date from the 15th century are scattered around the market town, with the Cloisters acting as the nucleus of the school community.

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Jennie Grove “My coffee shop of the moment is Brewbabu, with board games and delicious food. There are plenty of country walks, and Barnwell Country Park is great for picnics in the summer.”

The official school song is Carmen Undeliense[29] (words by R.F. Patterson, music by Clement M. Spurling, published in 1912 by Novello & Company Ltd of London).[30]

The school has a list of alumni. Arguably the most well known of these today are the heavy metal musician Bruce Dickinson and the evolutionary biologist and science writer Richard Dawkins. A full list of notable alumni is available in the List of Old Oundelians.

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The original school was known as Laxton Grammar School, and founded by Sir William Laxton. Laxton had been eight times Master of the Worshipful Company of Grocers and was Lord Mayor of the City of London in 1544. After Laxton's death in 1556, his will decreed the founding of a school for the local boys of Oundle, which was to be maintained by the Worshipful Company of Grocers. There had been a school on the site since at least 1485, at which Laxton himself was educated.[4]

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The school has ties with the Laxton Junior School, for primary school pupils, some of whom continue their secondary education as pupils at the senior school. A modern building for Laxton Junior was completed in 2003, which allowed the school to double its intake.

In the town there are a range of independent shops, coffee houses, pubs and eateries and of course the famous Public School. Encircled by the river Nene there are numerous leisure and wildlife opportunities as well as many picturesque villages and important historical sites nearby.

A farmers' market is held in the Market Place on the second Saturday of every month as well as a local market every Thursday. There is also a park with swings and climbing frames, as well as a skatepark which was built in 2005 and regenerated in 2012. An annual fair and circus is located in the park.

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Well connected? No train: the nearest stations are Peterborough, with lots of trains an hour to London King’s Cross (under an hour on a fast one) and York (75 mins); and Corby, hourly to Kettering (10 mins), Bedford (50 mins), Luton (65 mins) and London St Pancras (90 mins). Driving: half an hour to Peterborough, 15 mins to the A1, 20 mins to Corby, 45 minutes to Northampton.

As the area became prosperous, wealthy traders set up shops and houses, and guilds were formed. Unlike other settlements in the vicinity, Oundle was unaffected by the Black Death in the mid-14th century.[citation needed]

Oundle GC is affiliated to the Northamptonshire Golf Union, the Northamptonshire Ladies County Golf Association, England Golf and the Midland Golf Union.  It holds Golfmark accreditaions.  

The Club staged the NGU County Chamionships in 2007 and is hosted this competition again in June 2015.

One of the most popular dates in regional foodies’ diaries, the Oundle Food Festival gathers together some of the country’s finest independent food and drink producers as well as makers of kitchenware. 

In 1743 a group of mutineers from the Black Watch were captured at Ladywood, near Oundle. They had deserted in protest at being sent abroad, instead of patrolling the Highlands, for which the regiment had been raised.[9][10]

Inhabited since the Iron Age, Oundle was originally a trading place and market for local farmers and craftsmen.

The current head is Sarah Kerr-Dineen, who in 2015 became the first female to lead the school in Oundle's 450 plus year history.[3]

Oundle Golf Club extends a friendly welcome to all visitors.  Our 18 hole course will test the accuracy of your driving and iron play.  The greens have a reputation for being true and evenly paced.


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The course is regularly used for County and Midland Golf Union events.  

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Oundle School is a co-educational boarding and day independent school located in the ancient market town of Oundle in Northamptonshire.[1] The school has been maintained by the Worshipful Company of Grocers of the City of London since its foundation in 1556. Oundle has eight boys' houses, five girls' houses, a day house and a junior house. Together these accommodate more than 1100 pupils. It is the largest boarding school in England after Eton and Millfield.[2]

The Domesday Book records Oundle in Polebrook hundred with a population of 36 households, a mill and a value in 1066 of £0.3, which had risen to £11 by 1086.[8]