Located in the ancient town of Oswestry, Shropshire, Oswestry School is a co-educational, independent, all-through school founded in 1407.
Oswestry School provides places to pupils aged 4-18, with around 450 students in total. It is based on around 50 acres of rural land close to the Welsh border. The school has boarding facilities and children may also attend as day pupils. As part of the school’s admission process, prospective students are almost always required to undergo an interview with the headmaster.
Values and vision
As a relatively small independent school, Oswestry School is able to offer smaller class sizes as well as a close academic relationship between staff and students. The school adopts a traditional approach to pastoral care, uniform and behaviour. Staff have high expectations of the ability of pupils to police their own behaviour and approach their education in a mature and adult way. The school invests heavily in extra-curricular activities, with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme just one of the major activities on offer.
“Pupils are energetic, articulate and responsible throughout the school. Relationships amongst pupils and between pupils and staff are excellent. This enhances the pupils’ personal development. In the senior school, where a third of pupils come from a wide range of countries, tolerance and mutual respect are firmly established, and this has a profound influence on the school as a whole.”