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.
Non scholae, sed vitae : We learn not for School, but for life.
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.
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.
Preparatory 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!