Skip to main content
  • Oswestry School
    Upper Brook Street
    SY11 2TL
  • Head: Mr Julian Noad
  • T 01691 655711
  • F 01691 671194
  • E
  • W
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 19
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Shropshire
  • Pupils: 404
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: £2,720 (Reception day fee) - £9,540 (Sixth Form boarding fee)
  • Open days: Open Days are held twice a year however we will be happy to see you anytime. Please contact the Registrar for further details.
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

Founded in 1407, Oswestry is one of Englands oldest schools. A combination of the Schools size and an impressive teacher/student ratio ensures high level of individual care and attention. All pupils, supported and encouraged by an excellent team of staff, are expected to make the most of their abilities. The size of the School helps us achieve our ethos and our pupils are bright, energetic, confident and, above all, happy. We are large enough to grant our pupils a feeling of independence and to house many superb facilities, but small enough for each pupil to be well known and make a significant contribution to the School, and to monitor and motivate pupils as they make academic and personal progress. We are extremely proud of the excellent academic results achieved given our non-selective admission process; A-levels over recent years have had a 97-100% pass rate and around 90% of GCSE grades were A-C. Sixth Form lessons are delivered in small groups allowing intensive support and pupils enjoy enormous success with their university applications with most going on to their first choice university. Destinations include Cambridge, Durham, Warwick, London School of Economics, University College London, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol and other top universities. Guidance on university applications is provided by the Head of Sixth Form, personal tutors and both Deputy Heads. Sixth Form pupils leave Oswestry School having learnt how to respect others as well as themselves and with the desire to fulfil their own individual potential. ...Read more

What the parents say...

From the very first contact with Oswestry School, the caring and real family atmosphere shone through. Our daughter cannot wait to join her "new family" at Oswestry in September 2013. As a parent to know that she is joining a caring, nuturing environment with a real sense of community is vital. NB This comment has been submitted by the school.

Commented on 20th Apr 2012

Having looked at several schools in the area Oswestry instantly seemed 'right' the moment we arrived. A small, traditional British school with all the trimmings you would expect, but with a personal approach we hadn't found anywhere else. Oswestry School can offer much more than just a modern education. It's family values and close-knit community breeds confidence and stability for all the pupils. For my children it has been a home away from home.

Commented on 17th Apr 2012

Read 1 more comments

Please login to post a comment.

Thank the school

Parents and pupils often have cause to acknowledge the help and support they have received from their schools, for example in helping in the choice of further education or careers. "Say thank you" allows you to send a quick note of appreciation to the school in general or to an individual teacher.

This is a thank you to your school, teacher or careers adviser who helped you to get where you are now.

Please fill in the fields below, which we will transform into a letter of thanks from you to them.

Leave blank if you want to thank the school as a whole

Years you were there

Can be left blank but, if you can, think of a few words that will bring a smile.

Other features

Music and dance scheme - government funding and grants available to help with fees at selected independent music and dance schools.

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.





Subscribe now for instant access to data. Already subscribed? Login here.

Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

  Zoopla sale properties   Zoopla rent properties   Hide Zoopla markers

Powered by Zoopla

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews, data and catchment:

Comprehensive catchment maps for English state schools inc. year of entry.
 School exam results by subject and performance GCSE, Alevel or equivalent.
 Which schools pupils come from and go onto.
 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of more than 1,100+ schools.
 Overall school performance by GCSE, Alevel or equivalent.
 School data comparison by A/B weighted, relative success and popularity.
 Compare schools by qualities and results.
 Independent tutor company reviews.

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

The Good Schools Guide subscription


 GSG Blog >    In the news >


Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

Best practice - our expert tips to help your child with exam revision

Just published - The Good Schools Guide 21st edition - 1200 schools fully reviewed and updated. Buy now