Oundle School in Northamptonshire was founded as a grammar school in 1556 by Sir William Laxton, Lord Mayor of London, who was born in Oundle. Today the one thousand or so pupils live in eight boys' and five girls' houses. Oundle – A School for All Seasons charts the School terms (known as 'Quarters') today and at various points throughout the last century, through a thrilling visual narrative.

Julian Andrews' insightful photography captures the excitement of the new pupils' first day to the end of Speech Day, and all the emotions in-between. The photographs are drawn together by quotations, short recollections and diary extracts from pupils and staff, past and present, providing a feast of views and nostalgia for every Oundelian to enjoy. From starched napkins to communal toasters, male only to co-ed, workshops to the state-of-the-art SciTec building, much has changed over the years. However, the seventeenth century golden stone buildings, winding streets and verdant grounds of Oundle continue to provide a common setting for the school year across the generations.

Published1 November 2005