Meet the Heads


Lyndsay Lang - Headmistress

Lyndsay Lang

Headmistress, Oswestry School

Mrs Lyndsay Lang joined Oswestry School in September 2020 as Deputy Head, she now takes up the position as Headmistress from the beginning of Michaelmas Term until the beginning of Lent term when Mr Peter Middleton will join us from Shrewsbury School. 

Head of Chemistry at three different schools, two in the South West of England and then, most recently, in Italy, Mrs Lang was also Deputy Head (Academic and Co-Curricular) of Exeter School for four years. Here she gained the experience of working within both the maintained and independent sectors, teaching in both selective, and non-selective, environments. An active person, Lyndsay has always been heavily involved in extra-curricular activities and has run the Duke of Edinburgh programme, been an Army officer within the CCF, trained pupils for the Ten Tors challenge and taken pupils climbing.

Mrs Lang’s appointment follows the departure of Mr Julian Noad, who, after 7 years at Oswestry School has moved to take up the position of Headmaster at Queen's College, Taunton in September 2021.

Claire Belk

Claire Belk

Head of Bellan House, Oswestry School

Claire became Head at Bellan House, Oswestry's Prep School, in September 2017, after being Head of Learning Support at Oswestry School. Previously, Claire had been an Advisory Teacher for Literacy with Powys Local Authority. Claire began her teaching career at West Heath Infant School in Birmingham and taught in a number of schools across the Midlands and Nottinghamshire, gaining valuable experience as a SENCO, and as a senior manager during her career. Claire has a degree in English and a PGCE in Primary Education.

Claire's experience lies within both the maintained sector and co-educational Independent day and boarding schools, from where she developed her passionate beliefs in ensuring the wellbeing and happiness of the child in order to allow them to thrive and reach their full potential. She believes that by allowing children to take responsibility and supporting them to bring inspirational and creative ideas to reality, truly responsible citizens and the leaders of our future are created. Claire is married to Andrew and they have three sons.