ISI Inspections

We are delighted to report that our full ISI Inspection 2016 resulted in the best possible outcome for Oswestry School. The report showed the school to be one of the best in Shropshire and the surrounding area with the school being awarded six top grades out of nine. We were found to be compliant in all areas and ‘excellent’ in our curriculum and co-curriculum provision, personal development, pastoral care, boarding, pupil welfare and governance (the top grading). This is a tribute to the hard work of all the staff, pupils, governors, and of course parents, in supporting the school's vision to provide the very best all round education, and develop young people of character, who will make a difference in the world around them. 

The Inspectors commented;

'Excellent pastoral care is a core feature of everyday school life'

‘Pupils are energetic, articulate and responsible throughout the school. Relationships amongst the pupils and between pupils and staff are excellent.'

'[Pupils] thrive in a positive atmosphere which enables them to develop confidence and a desire to pursue the highly varied academic and extra curricular opportunities the school provides.'


Read the full 2016 ISI Inspection Report Here



Oswestry School was inspected again in February 2019 by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI), the regulatory body for independent schools. It comprised of a regulatory compliance inspection. Both academic achievement and personal development were deemed excellent by inspectors.

They said: 

'Pupils are highly successful, with notably positive attitudes to learning and a belief that they will succeed.'

‘Pupils develop high levels of knowledge, understanding and skills through an imaginative curriculum, meticulous planning and excellent relationships between staff and pupils'. 


Read the latest inspection report here