Oswestry School: Oswestry, Shropshire, UK

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Oswestry School is an independent private coed boarding school for boys and girls in Oswestry, Shropshire, England. The School’s A level results are first class, with the majority of school leavers proceeding to degree courses at top universities. (also Oxbridge) Founded in 1407, Oswestry is a thriving and successful day and boarding school for boys and girls from 4 to 18. With small class sizes, extensive school bus routes and flexible boarding. This top UK boarding school offers a traditional high quality education in a safe and happy atmosphere. This top British boarding school welcomes applications from boys and girls from 11 upwards. A wide range of scholarships and bursaries available. Pupils enjoy a broad range of extra-curricular opportunities in over 50 acres of grounds including an all-weather pitch, sports hall and superb indoor swimming pool.

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GBP 12,480 per term

About the school

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. The School 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.

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Academic life

On average there are around 16 pupils in a class. Options for the two-year GCSE and A level courses, and the one-year GCSE programme, include a selection of the following: Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design Technology, Economics, English Literature, French, Geography, History, Home Economics, ICT, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish, Sports Studies and Textiles. Pupils wear a flattering tweed blazer, together with kilts for girls and grey trousers for boys. Sixth Form pupils are allowed to choose their own smart business suits.

Sport and culture

The outstanding surrounding countryside with extensive playing fields, tennis courts, indoor swimming pool, artificial pitch and indoor gym, Pupils can choose from astronomy club, athletics, badminton, ballet, basketball, canoeing, chemistry club, chess, choir, climbing, computer programming, cookery, craft, creative writing, cricket, cross-country running, cycling, modern, street and tap dance, debating, dodgeball, drama, drawing, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, fabric creations, fencing, film club, film-making, first aid, fives, geography club, golf, gymnastics, hockey (for both boys and girls), horse-riding, investment club, jewellery-making, kayaking, keep-fit, knitting, languages, martial arts, maths club, museum and theatre visits, musical theatre, netball, orchestra, painting, photography, physics club, pi robotics, poultry club, reptile club, rocket science, rounders, rugby, samba band, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, tennis, textiles, trampolining, triathlon, yoga–plus lots more.

Location Description

Located on the edge of a small, safe and traditional town, Oswestry School is surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful countryside. We provide a supervised airport service; Manchester and Birmingham airports are 75 minutes’ drive from the School, Heathrow is a three-hour journey and Liverpool Airport is less than an hour away. The local train station provides easy access to London and beyond.

Upper Brook St, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 2TL

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