The school’s boarding capacity is 154 pupils. They are accommodated in one of three houses in rooms of varying sizes.
Each house is overseen by a residential houseparent, together with a team of qualified staff.
Students are given their own internet account when they join the school and have access to internet facilities. All houses have wireless internet access installed.
The girls' boarding house, Guinevere House, is modern and well appointed. The bedrooms for girls up to 5th Form have three or four beds in each room together with ample storage facilities for clothes and personal items. There is a common room with satellite television, Wii and music facilities, as well as a kitchen where supper is prepared for the girls each evening. There is also another common room with computer facilities, internet access and printers.
In the Sixth Form annex, which is attached to the main building by a small corridor, the rooms are designed for two to share. The rooms are a good size and each girl has her own study desk. There are eight double rooms in the Sixth Form annex, four on each floor. Each floor has its own bathroom facilities and there is a separate kitchen should the girls wish to prepare any food themselves. The annex is reserved solely for the Sixth Form students.
Boys up to 5th Form are accommodated in School House, the original school building on the present site, dating from 1776. This accommodation has recently been refurbished. Boys are usually accommodated in rooms of two or four-beds, each with ample storage facilities for clothes and personal items and a workspace.
School House has a common room/television lounge with satellite television, DVD, Xbox, Wii and music facilities. There is a games room with a pool table and a good supply of books, newspapers and games. There is a newly refurbished kitchen where supper is prepared for the boys each evening. The School House office has two computers which the boys may use at any time. They also have access to the computer and internet facilities in the school’s computer suite.
Opened in January 2006, Holbache House is home to 34 boys and offers excellent facilities. Most rooms are designed for two to share but there are also some single bedrooms. Upper Sixth boys are given single rooms wherever possible. Each of the rooms has a washbasin, desks, as well as ample storage. There are kitchen facilities where the students may prepare their own food and a spacious common room/television lounge with satellite television, Xbox,DVD and music facilities.
There are two boarding annexes. The most recent addition in 2011 being one that houses eight en-suite single rooms. The other consisting of four single rooms with a shower room and common room area.
The international community at Oswestry School provides a welcome diversity to the life of the school. Our aim is to keep a balance of international boarders, so that no single nationality dominates.