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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Our Ethos

Oswestry School is a small, independent, co-educational boarding and day school in Shropshire. We strive to educate the whole child with an emphasis on their intellectual, spiritual and physical development.

Oswestry School places a very high emphasis on good manners and personal integrity; we are not ashamed of our traditional approach to pastoral care and we enjoy close relationships between pupils and staff.

Our aim is for our pupils to enjoy their education and to learn in a happy environment. Oswestry School is a very tight-knit community which celebrates the individual and aims to encourage all pupils to reach their potential.

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An All-Round Education

We are extremely proud of the 360° education we provide, achieving excellent academic results and offering a wide variety of sports to suit everyone, with first-class coaching and facilities provided.

Teaching of the highest standard takes places in classrooms benefiting from the latest technology.

The school enjoys a proud tradition of music and drama, and art has always been a popular pastime for Oswestrians with exhibitions held each year.

There is an active Adventure Education Department including The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and the Combined Cadet Force which offer opportunities to develop leadership skills, self-reliance and responsibility.

A wealth of activities, trips and expeditions play a central role in broadening our pupils’ experience.

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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