The School has a long standing and established reputation for sporting prowess. Sports scholarships are awarded to reflect candidates' talent and potential in the School's main sports, based on proven outstanding ability, with particular preference to ability in:
They may be considered for an award based on proven outstanding ability in other sports and the potential to contribute significantly to the School's main sporting programme.
Sport Scholarships can be worth up to a maximum of 20% of school fees.
The school is looking for sports scholars who will make a significant contribution to the breadth of Oswestry School sport. In addition, a willingness to develop and 'coachability' are significant factors in any decision.
Sports scholars are expected to demonstrate commitment and application to school sport, both curricular and co-curricular. There is an extensive Saturday fixture programme, to which sport scholars are required to contribute.
Candidates must bring to the assessment a full sporting CV detailing their achievements to date.
Candidates will be involved in an interview with the Director of Sport or another senior member of the sports department.
Candidates will undertake fitness testing and complete a multi-sport based practical.
Assessment of preferred sports will be by arrangement with the Director of Sport.
The Director of Sport may wish to call for a reference from an appropriate coach.
All candidates will also have a short interview with the Headmaster or another senior member of staff and will require a good reference from the candidate's current school.
Oswestry School expects sport scholars to be role models, leaders, and to set an exceptional example to other pupils. They should be punctual, enthusiastic, and committed to the Sport programme and display the sporting core values at all times. Oswestry School aims to support scholars to succeed in sport.
The School has strong links with The New Saints Football Club (TNSFC), and Shrewsbury Town FC.