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  • Old Swinford Hospital
    Heath Lane
    Stourbridge
    West Midlands
    DY8 1QX
  • Head: Mr Paul Kilbride
  • T 01384 817300
  • F 01384 441686
  • E admissions@oshsch.com
  • W www.oshsch.com
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Dudley
  • Pupils: 587; 292 full/weekly, 56 flexi boarders; sixth formers: 229 (53 girls)
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Boarding: £5,700 - £11,550 pa; Day free
  • Open days: 12 May 2018
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 17th January 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 7th February 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 20th May 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Traditionally this has been a big rugby school, well able to hold its own with the large independent schools  and won the NatWest Bowl in 2017.  The school is responding to requests from pupils to introduce a coding and a STEM club, with others in the pipeline. The school is highly committed to boarding but doesn’t insist everyone is a full boarder from day one. House staff are aware of what a jump it is, particularly for younger boys and especially for those who come from a small prep school. The wide range of backgrounds and needs of the pupils make it essential that the pastoral care here is effective, and it is...

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What the school says...

Old Swinford Hospital is one of the UK's leading state boarding schools. Approximately two-thirds of the pupils are boarders who benefit from the combination of opportunity, structure and care which a boarding education offers. Pupils are expected to work hard, to acquire good study habits and to develop other useful skills that will help them in their future careers. High standards of personal presentation and behaviour are set and pupils are expected to demonstrate consideration for the needs of others within the School, in the local community and far beyond. They are encouraged to be creative and to consider the deeper questions, matching their academic attainment and physical fitness with emotional maturity. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Music at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Chinese at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

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Headmaster

Since 2014, Paul Kilbride, who came from Bethany School, Kent where he was deputy head. He had previously had experience in the state and independent sector, both day and boarding, selective and non-selective, single sex and mixed. His own education was at a British Army school in Germany from where he went on to Magdalen College, Oxford to read modern history.

He exudes energy, charm and engagement. Totally committed to boarding, he loves the traditions of the ancient foundation at OSH. Parents and staff say he has taken on the challenge of pushing up academic standards with mounting success. He is regarded as excellent at leading the work on preparing young people for university, ensuring they have high aspirations and are very well supported. His engagement with all aspects of school...

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