About Oswestry School
Founded in 1407, it is one of the oldest non-denominational schools in
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. It is within this environment that pupils follow the school’s motto: “We learn not for school but for life”.
Every Oswestrian is encouraged not only to discover the areas in which they excel, but to fulfil their potential in the field to which they are naturally drawn.
The school does not focus on any one particular discipline – whether it be academic, sports, drama or music – but encourages pupils, whatever their level of talent, to make the most of their abilities with the help and support of an excellent team of staff.
As such our pupils are bright, energetic, confident and above all happy.
The size of the school helps us achieve our ethos. 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.
A combination of the school’s size and a high teacher-per-student ratio allows us to give a high level of individual care and attention, and to monitor and motivate pupils as they make academic and personal progress.
An all-round education
Teaching of the highest standard takes places in classrooms benefiting from the latest technology.
Education is not restricted to the classroom however, and there are a wide variety of sports to suit everyone, overseen and helped by first-class coaching. Extensive playing fields, gymnasium, netball/tennis courts and a heated indoor swimming pool are some of the sporting environments at Oswestry.
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.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and the Combined Cadet Force 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.
Prepratory department for boys and girls aged 4 to 11
Bellan House is our preparatory department and this excellent school offers small classes and specialist teaching in all areas, ensuring very high standards.
The pupils enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities and the School offers a full wrap around service of before and after school care*.
Located a few minutes walk away in the town centre, Bellan House embodies all the qualities encouraged by the senior school and shares many of its facilities, amenities and staff.
Bellan House provides a warm and caring family environment with staff and parents working closely together to ensure the happiness of the children.
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Originally from the Wirral, Douglas Robb was educated at Birkenhead School, followed by Edinburgh University and Cambridge University. He has taught in Prince Edward School Harare in Zimbabwe, Fettes College in Scotland and Loughborough Grammar School. Mr Robb came to Oswestry from Oundle School, where he taught Economics and Politics. He helped coach the 1st XV rugby team, as well as football, tennis and cricket teams. His interests are primarily sporting, both field and ball. While he taught at Oundle School he was also in charge of clay-pigeon shooting. Douglas Robb is not just a keen sportsman; The Gastronomy Society and The Scottish Dancing Club were also under his direction!