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Oswestry School is now a member of the HMC

Oswestry is celebrating becoming a member of the HMC. The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) is a professional association of Heads of the world's leading independent schools. Heads are elected to membership of HMC based on outstanding leadership; they are prominent, highly successful professionals in their fields. HMC schools are identified by the OECD as among the best in the world and HMC is a kitemark of global quality, innovation and excellence in education. It has been a longheld ambition of Oswestry School to belong to this select group of just 256 HMC schools in the UK and Ireland, and 59 beyond the British Isles.

In February, two serving HMC headmasters and the membership secretary, Ian Power (himself a former HMC head), spent three days at the school observing lessons, sporting fixtures, clubs and activities. They spent time conducting interviews with pupils and staff to develop an insight into Oswestry School life. Following this Oswestry School, via the Headmaster, Julian Noad, has been invited to join this auspicious association. It is a goal that the Board of Governors have aspired to.

Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr Peter Wilcox-Jones, commented, "I am sure the community will join with me in congratulating Julian on raising the school to the high standard required by HMC to be admitted as a member. It is an outstanding achievement for a school of our size and one to be celebrated and spoken of."


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