Oswestry School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for pupils between the ages of 4 and 18.

Founded in 1407, it is one of the oldest non-denominational schools in the country and stands on the edge of the attractive market town of Oswestry, in Shropshire, on the border of England and Wales. It is set in 50 acres of its own grounds and boasts some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain on its doorstep.

Historical it may be, with many traditional virtues encouraged, but Oswestry is also a warm, caring and progressive school which constantly evolves with the times.

Our Ethos

Oswestry School is a small, independent, co-educational boarding and day school in Shropshire. We strive to educate the whole child with an emphasis on their intellectual, spiritual and physical development.

Oswestry School places a very high emphasis on good manners and personal integrity; we are not ashamed of our traditional approach to pastoral care and we enjoy close relationships between pupils and staff.

Our aim is for our pupils to enjoy their education and to learn in a happy environment. Oswestry School is a very tight-knit community which celebrates the individual and aims to encourage all pupils to reach their potential.

An All-Round Education

We are extremely proud of the 360° education we provide, achieving excellent academic results and offering a wide variety of sports to suit everyone, with first-class coaching and facilities provided.

Teaching of the highest standard takes places in classrooms benefiting from the latest technology.

The school enjoys a proud tradition of music and drama, and art has always been a popular pastime for Oswestrians with several exhibitions held each year.

There is an active Adventure Education Department including The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and the Combined Cadet Force which offer opportunities to develop leadership skills, self-reliance and responsibility.

A wealth of activities, trips and expeditions play a central role in broadening our pupils’ experience.

Termly Fees GBP
School Year 2015 – 16
Prep. Department
Reception 2,640
Years 1 and 2 2,720
Years 3 and 4 2,800
Years 5 and 6 3,210
Senior School
Forms 1 and 2 4,470
Forms 3 to 6 4,750
Boarding Fees GBP
School Year 2015 – 16
Junior (up to 2nd Form)
Weekly Boarding 6,790
Full Boarding 7,700
Senior (3rd Form upwards)
Weekly Boarding 8,220
Full Boarding 8,990
2015 – 16 Termly Bus Charges
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Scholarships and Exhibitions are offered to candidates on entry to the Senior School. These are available for pupils who wish to enter 1st Form, 3rd Form or the Lower Sixth. Scholarships and Exhibitions can give remission of up to 50% of the value of the fees. These are available for general academic excellence and conspicuous talent in music, art or sport. Scholarships and Exhibitions are awarded on merit, this being gauged by examination, audition or assessment. The results are benchmarked against the results of previous years – thus a candidate who gains an award in any given year is of the same standard as someone who gained the same award the previous year.

An award made is normally held until the pupil leaves the school, provided that, in the opinion of the Headmaster, satisfactory progress is maintained.

Examinations and assessments are held each year in early March for entry the following September. For more information please contact the Bursar.

Scholarship Information