Oswestry School has a proud reputation for the high quality of its sporting provision and the dedication and expertise of the School's coaching and teaching staff. There is a strong tradition of sporting excellence at Oswestry with many pupils gaining regional and national representative honours across many sports. Whilst providing fully for the needs of our elite athletes, all abilities are catered for at Oswestry. Commencing in Third Form (Year 9) every pupil is able to choose from a wide sporting offering and is encouraged to enjoy a recreational interest in individual or team games while developing a healthy attitude to fitness and exercise to foster lifelong participation.
Pupils receive expert coaching in our podium sports of Rugby, Football, Cricket, Athletics and Tennis for the boys and Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Athletics and Tennis for the girls. During Physical Education and games lessons there are many opportunities for pupils to participate in numerous other sports and/or co-curricular clubs, including Cross Country, Swimming, Basketball, Archery, Fencing, Squash, Handball, Volleyball, Golf, Horse Riding, Kayaking, Badminton, Shooting and Table Tennis.
Pupils are able to make use of the strength and conditioning facilities onsite alongside there being a dedicated member of staff who can provide pupils with a personalised programme that is designed specifically for their needs.
Most, if not all, pupils will represent the school in sporting fixtures during their school career, travelling locally and further afield in the UK to play fixtures against other schools. Additionally, students who take their sporting expertise to a higher level will receive the opportunity to join one of the many sports trips and tours with recent trips to Malta, Holland and Spain and a planned destination of South Africa in 2021.
In Upper School pupils are given the opportunity to participate in a sports leaders programme where they are afforded the chance to 'give back' by assisting, and in some cases leading, coaching sessions for our younger pupils.