Oswald House

Oswald (c.604– 642) was King of Northumbria from 634 until his death, and was subsequently venerated as a Christian saint. Oswald was killed in the battle of Maserfield, said to be on a site near school, fighting Penda of Mercia and his body was dismembered.

St Oswald's Well, a holy well of healing was said to have sprung up at the spot where Oswald's arm had landed and is adjacent to the school site, once providing the source of the water for the school's former outdoor swimming pool. The name Oswestry, or "Oswald's Tree", is generally thought to be derived from Oswald's death there and the legends surrounding it.