About Oswestry

Oswestry School is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for pupils between the ages of 4 and 18.


Founded in 1407, it is one of the oldest non-denominational schools in the country and stands on the edge of the attractive market town of Oswestry, in Shropshire, on the border of England and Wales. The School is set in 50 acres of its own grounds and boasts some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain on its doorstep.

Historical it may be, with many traditional virtues encouraged, but Oswestry is also a warm, caring and progressive school which constantly evolves with the times.


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Statement of Aims

Oswestry School has a proud history and heritage stretching back over 615 years. We are unique, confident to be different, and pride ourselves on the multifarious ways in which we successfully prepare our pupils for life whether in academic learning, co-curricular opportunities or in our pastoral support.

We aim to be an excelling all-through school that enjoys a strong reputation as a leading school in Shropshire, known for its distinctive whole person educational model. Pupil and staff wellbeing is central to our culture and ethos and, as a small school, we seek to protect the family feel of our close-knit community. True to the progressive vision of our foundation, we aim to provide a transformative educational experience for pupils within our local community and, through our internationally diverse community of boarders, we are committed to global education and the intercultural fluency of all pupils.

We seek to deliver personalised teaching and learning and an excitingly diverse co-curricular
programme, with excellent resources and facilities for pupils, staff and our local community. We
are committed to supporting all pupils and, as a non-selective school, firmly believe that
achievement and success are not measured by exam results alone. We celebrate the efforts of all
pupils and staff, encouraging and nurturing our community to be lifelong learners in an inclusive
and inspiring environment.

Teaching and learning are at the academic heart of our school but we firmly believe that learning
takes place both inside and outside the classroom, and in preparing our pupils for adult life
beyond, we seek to provide them with the skills, attitudes and aptitudes to enable happy,
successful living. Above all, we seek to learn not just for school but for life.

Do visit us

For a full insight of what we have to offer at Oswestry School we very much recommend you visit us.

You will be guaranteed a personal tour and the very warmest of welcomes. We really love Oswestry School; we think that you will too.

We are approximately one hour’s drive from Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool and there are easy rail links from London.

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Prep School

Senior School

Sixth Form