The 1407 Society

David Holbache founded Oswestry School in 1407, a non-denominational school for Oswestry scholars and part of his goal of making education available to all. Since then, philanthropy and keeping excellent education accessible has been at the core of Oswestry School’s philosophy.

So named in acknowledgement of our founding year and our Founder’s enduring principles of charitable giving, The 1407 Society is Oswestry School’s regular giving society. Joining The 1407 Society entails a commitment of at least £1,407 per year, for 5 years.

In recognition of this generous pledge, we host an annual luncheon for our society members, which is always a highlight of our social calendar. In addition, all members receive:

  • an inaugural tour of the School
  • a private audience with the Headmaster
  • preferential/advanced booking for School events
  • discounted tickets for alumni events, including Founder’s Dinner
  • a VIP ticket to the opening of the Memorial Theatre
  • and a 1407 Society lapel pin

"Oswestry School has been part of my life since I was a child, as a pupil, parent, and Governor. I’ve enjoyed every one of those experiences, and they have given me a total love for it. There have been some big changes in those 50 years, girls, and superb facilities, but there’s a core style and ethos that has never changed. Long may that last. Anything you can do to support it is worthwhile; it’s part of a legacy we all now share. I’m honoured to be a member of The 1407 Society, and look forward to meeting many of you."


Oswestry School is registered with the Fundraising Regulator