Forte Award - 23 February 2024

This week's Forte gathering was held by our Headmaster, Mr Middleton, and Senior Deputy Head, Mr Lane. Both were delighted to be able to meet with this week's winners and congratulate them on their efforts and achievements. Our winners were selected because they exhibited Forte virtues or values...


Akaash (4th)
Akaash swam in Aberdeen at the Citi Para World Series over the weekend.  He achieved top British open and junior in 50 m backstroke and top British junior in 100 m backstroke, achieving 3 gold medals and 4 personal best times in the heats and final.  This is a fantastic achievement.



Will (L6th)
For seeking out help with coursework. This shows maturity and responsibility being taken for his studies

Ted (L6th), Charlie (5th)
Ted and Charlie ran the first Upper School Quiz. They were organised and proactive and provided all the zeal and enthusiasm for a wonderful evening! Thank you lads.




Brittany (5th), Charlotte (U6th), Alana (U6th)
Brittany, Charlotte and Alana have done an amazing job, demonstrating true Oswestrian values of Opportunity and Responsibility by delivering assemblies to the Prep School, Lower School and Upper School and helping organise our Chinese New Year activities. Thank you for all your hard work Alana!

Bertie (U6th)
Bertie has been a stalwart of Oswestrian sport and a loyal supporter across a wide range of activities over the years.  He turned up to compete for the school at the County Cross-Country Championships as the sole Sixth Form representative, ensuring that Oswestry were represented at all age groups.  He gave up his Saturday morning to compete for the school, and represented us well.



Thomas (1st)
For speaking out and calling out unkind behaviour. Well done for being an upstander!


This year, with the launch of the 2030 Strategic Plan- Forte - pupils will be recognised for embodying and demonstrating the school’s Values and Virtues.  Underpinning all aspects of school life, Oswestry School’s Values and Virtues are central to our school’s vision and ethos, empowering pupils in their Oswestry journey and enabling all individuals to excel and find their forte. 

Our Values are what we believe in; things that we hold as important and core to who we are. Oswestry School’s Values are deeply rooted and serve as a firm foundation for positive wellbeing, character development and contribution to society.  Our Values are: Flourishment; Opportunity; Responsibility; Trust; Empathy.

Our Virtues represent a range of skill sets that can be experienced, developed and mastered here at Oswestry School. They are behaviours, character strengths, attitudes and mindsets that enable pupils to thrive at school and flourish in life. Our Virtues encourage pupils to be: Analytical; Collaborative; Independent; Innovative; Proactive; Resilient.

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