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Oswestry School

Address: SY11 2TL
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Description Oswestry School

Year of foundation: 1407
Location: England, Shropshire, Oswestry
Age of students: 4-18 years
Type of education: joint

Number of students: 452
Programs: Junior High School, GCSE, A-Level
Accommodation: Boarding house for students from 10 years
Price: from 7360 GBP for a term with accommodation
Ranking: is included in the TOP-100 list of UK schools 

Oswestry School is an educational institution in England with more than 600 years of history. Until now, it is one of the most influential in the country. The school is characterized by age-old traditions of consistently high-quality education. The school prepares students to pass tests to obtain certificates A-level, GCSE. The school offers a wide range of academic disciplines. In order to make studying effective, teachers use traditional, advanced teaching methods. 

School philosophy considers each student as a personality with own preferences, talents. In the process of learning, they try to take into account the former and provide a variety of opportunities for disclosing the latter.

The school is famous for high academic results. Graduates from the Oswestry School are among the TOP-5 leaders in GCSE subjects.

The educational institution attracts the attention of foreign students not only with the level of academic preparation. The school grounds are located in a picturesque location on the shores of Lake Wales. The area is one of the cleanest areas of Britain. From the windows of residences and classrooms you can see a magnificent view of the lake or the provincial town of Oswestry, compact, beautiful, rich in ancient architecture.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Oswestry School

Program name
07.09.2015 -24.06.2016
from 9 240 £ / term

The GCSE program allows schoolchildren to prepare for the national unified exam for courses of 8-9 years of study. Two years of the GCSE program help children achieve the amount of knowledge necessary to obtain a British certificate of incomplete secondary education.

The program provides for the study of 3 subjects of the compulsory list (English, mathematics, foreign language) and disciplines of a special choice. For a unified national examination, excellent knowledge of two compulsory and three to five selective special sciences will be required. Oswestry School offers students the opportunity to take advantage of the disciplines they will need to acquire a specialty. You can choose from 70 items.

The main part of the academic hours falls on classes in classrooms. The assimilation of the material is assessed by testing and verbal responses. Practical courses include laboratory classes and research projects. The school also evaluates the ability of children to work independently and in groups. Accent in the learning process is done on the ability to independently search for necessary information and analyze them.

The GCSE program allows you to study math, religion, physical education, historical courses, English or French, music, geography, the basics of psychological knowledge, valeology, design, information technology, art history, sociology, Spanish, technology design .

07.09.2015 -24.06.2016
from 9 360 £ / term

The program was created for students aimed at training in higher institutions. Education at A-level allows you to choose any British university and do without exams. This is the standard program taught in most schools and colleges in the UK. The A-level certificate is appreciated by the world educational institutions for the highest quality and universal fullness of academic courses.

The main feature of the A-level program is the depth and solidity of the knowledge gained. Schoolchildren broadened and studied in detail in the first year only four disciplines. In the second year, the number of priority subjects is limited to three. When choosing it is important to take into account the specialization of the university, in which the student intends to enter, and pay special attention to observance of the academic balance of disciplines. Oswestry School recommends not choosing similar sciences to prevent the repetition of the material.

A-level offers for free choice the study of the courses of mathematics, music, political science (government), English and literature, the basics of doing business, physics, art, physical education, geography, historical knowledge, psychology, modern technology , Chemistry, design, biology. Learn as a foreign language Oswestry School offers Russian, French or Chinese.

Accommodation and food

The school is known for its excellent living conditions for students. It is not surprising that the school becomes their second home. Three comfortable residences are offered. Boys and girls live in separate buildings. Junior students live in the apartment for 3-4 people. For older people there are double rooms. Graduated boys can live in separate apartments of the Holbache House residence.

The buildings are equipped with kitchens, recreation rooms with multimedia equipment, table games and other entertainment facilities. Wireless internet is available on site.

The food is organized according to the full board scheme. In addition, students can cook for themselves in the kitchens in residential buildings. The diversity and quality of school meals is worth noting separately. In the 2000s, the school was awarded a gold medal for the quality of meals. Today, a large number of national, European and other dishes are prepared in the school. Possible is the organization of individual dietary nutrition by prior arrangement.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Advanced mathematics, art, Basics of doing business, biology, chemistry, Chinese, Cinematography, design, design and technology, economics, English, English literature, French, geography, history, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, modern technologies, music, musical art, philosophy, Photo art, physical Culture, physics, political science, psychology, Religious studies, Russian language, Spanish
Events list: Arts and crafts, Athletics, Athletics, badminton, ballet, basketball, canoe, Chamber orchestra, chess, cricket, cross, Culinary arts, dance club, Debating circle, Dodgeball, Drawing on canvas, fencing, fitness, football, Fotomasterstvo, golf, hockey, Jewelry design, Kayaking, modeling, music studio, netball, Protection of Nature, Relay races, rugby, sailing, Scientific research group, Sound recording, swimming, table tennis, tennis, Triathlon, yoga,  dance Sport,  kung Fu,  Mountain bike


Studying at the Oswestry School is not just about mastering academic knowledge. Education standards here assume comprehensive support for the development of the child's personality. In Oswestry School he will have the opportunity to reveal his talents.

The school educates creative children. To develop skills of drawing, vocals, music, acting skills in the school has everything necessary.

A specialized career guidance center is working for high school students. Communication with the department's specialists will help the child to determine the direction of future activities and find a suitable university programme and course.

Studying at the Oswestry School is not just a study. The school has everything necessary for organizing sports leisure for students. Active rest, interesting extra-curricular programs are provided for students of all ages.

Equipment Oswestry School

The school is very well equipped with classes, laboratories, a library, a computer room, a gym. On the territory of the institution there are several tennis courts, playing fields, there is an indoor heated pool. All mugs are also equipped with the necessary tools, consumables.

Term dates and fees

Additional registration items for students will be a registration fee of GBP 50, a deposit for the seat (£ 1500) and payment for English lessons for foreign students (EFL). The agency of custodial work will also require payment for registration. Supervision and assistance of the curator provides for an increase in the additional costs of the student.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Oswestry School reviews

Daniel K.

I study at Oswestry School on the A-level program. To be brief - this is a special course to prepare for admission to a foreign university (they do not directly accept after the graduation from the Russian school). I arrived in England two years ago, finished middle classes here, and then I entered the A-level.

There was no language barrier, I've been learning English for a very long time, but even now sometimes there are difficulties with academic, scientific terms: the A-level course is considered to be complex, in-depth (like the first year of the university), because here it is not just "London is a capital of Great Britain "). The teachers help very much. You can always come up after the lesson, take a separate individual lesson (by the way, free consultations are almost always available), there are courses for those who are more difficult to give a language (such as supporting additional lessons, but I'm already allowed and not to visit them constantly). In general, I will say that it is difficult to study, but if they see your desire, they will do everything to help you.

My school is very calm, rural boarding type. In fact, this is super-convenient, when both study and housing in one place - do not bother, how to get home and how much time to spend on the road: five minutes - and you're already in the hostel. And of course, this is not at all the "hostel" to which we are accustomed in Russia: it is rather such a cozy student hostel in Europe - everything is brand new, beautiful, comfortable. In order not to get bored in the same place and not feel like a "prisoner of a boarding house", you can always make an appointment for a tour or a trip, even a walk around the neighborhood, even to London. True, I myself do not go very much - the time is spent for studying the sea, I go out with my classmates to drive a ball or play tennis, and everything, in general, but many people like to drive.

I hope that my efforts will pay off - the main thing is to pass the A-level exams on a high score, and then the doors of any university, even Oxford, will be open to you.


Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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