Appointment of Senior Deputy Head

Oswestry School is delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Lane as Senior Deputy Head from January 2023. Following an extensive process - and having attracted a strong field both nationally and internationally- Rob emerged as the standout candidate and a strong fit for both the school and the role. 

A graduate from the University of Bath with a Masters in Aerospace Engineering, Rob initially worked in industry for BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce prior to joining the teaching profession. He joins us from Cranleigh School in Surrey- a boarding and day school with a similar ethos and history to Oswestry- where he has been both a highly successful and respected Head of Physics and, latterly, Housemaster of a 100-strong boarding and day house. A strong advocate for holistic education, aside from his academic and pastoral leadership roles, Rob has also coached rugby, netball and hockey alongside involvement in the CCF, Duke of Edinburgh, outside education and he has even directed the odd play or two!  

Commenting on his appointment, Rob said, “My family and I are thrilled to be moving to Shropshire and joining the Oswestry community. Everything I have seen and heard about the School has highlighted how much of a special place it is. The creative and inclusive culture that allows each individual to thrive chimes with my values and I cannot wait to be part of the exciting next chapter in the School’s long history.”

Rob is married to Sam and they have two boys - Charlie and Alfie. They are very much looking forward to moving to Shropshire and joining the Oswestry School community during the course of the forthcoming academic year.

Rob Lane, Senior Deputy Head.


Headmaster Peter Middleton writes, “Rob is a highly impressive individual with a passion - and track record- for getting the very best out of pupils.  His values and vision makes him a strong fit for Oswestry, and the experience and expertise that he will bring to the role will be a real asset to our community.  We look forward to Rob and his family joining our school family in the new year, and I have no doubt that pupils, staff and parents will extend to them a warm Oswestrian welcome in due course.” 

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