|15 Sep 2023|
The start of a new school year is always an exciting moment as we look to the horizon with the school campus awash with anticipation for the opportunities that lie ahead. I am pleased to report that Oswestry School is in very good health with a school population hitting the 500 mark for - I believe - the first time (indeed, comfortably so, with 515 pupils on roll), and some significant facilities improvements over the summer, including a transformational refurbishment to the Sixth Form Centre - soon to be renamed the Sigi Faith Sixth Form Centre - and improvements to the arrival experience with a newly-refurbished reception and visitor room, and a safer pedestrian pathway system.
This September likewise marks a key milestone moment with the launch of our 2030 Strategic Plan: Forte. Following 18 months of extensive consultation, this has been a collaborative project with input from a wide variety of sources including from the Old Oswestrian community. From the very outset, we have been committed to a process of collective cartography as we set out to chart the route for the journey ahead. Input from the alumni community has been enormously valuable in the creation of this routemap for the years ahead; my thanks go to you for your support, ideas and encouragement.
The digital flipbook version of Forte is available to read here: Forte
If you would like a hard copy of the Strategic Plan we would be delighted to post one to you. Please email Anna Evans at email@example.com providing her with your name and address, and she will gladly send one to you.
Forte is a plan for the years ahead focused on protecting, retaining and enhancing all that is special and unique about Oswestry School, but likewise forward-focused in looking at how we can be even better, how we might need to change, and how we can ensure that our school community is strong and excelling in all areas. Above all, it is focused on providing the very highest quality of education for all pupils at Oswestry School, and preparing them not just for school but for life.
We are excited to be launching the new strategic plan and embarking upon the next phase in the Oswestry journey; I hope very much that as you read through Forte, you, too, will share in the vision and ambition for our school and our pupils, will gain a clear sense of where we are going and why, and might consider playing a role in expanding opportunities at Oswestry School.
As a school that has been doing things differently since 1407, we are propelled by the same spirit of innovation and boldness that has characterised the centuries that have come before. We have a long and proud history to look back on, but most importantly, we have an exciting future ahead of us.
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