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Welcome to

Old Swinford


A happy, vibrant and distinctive state boarding school where tradition, community and values sit comfortably alongside innovation. ​​​​​ Offering Tailored-Boarding, Flexi-Boarding and Day Places to students aged 11-18.

​​​​​​​A welcome from

The Headmaster

Welcome to Old Swinford Hospital, or OSH for short.  Rated ‘Outstanding for boarding’ by Ofsted and bringing together boarders and day students within its community, OSH prides itself on offering a unique educational experience where learning doesn’t end at the afternoon school bell.  We are a community of many parts where we encourage each student to be themselves, and also to make their own contribution to it.  Diversity of life is embraced, and learning to live – not simply work – alongside one another is a life skill that cannot be underestimated.

Paul Kilbride
  • Offering Tailored Boarding, Flexi-Boarding and Day Places

  • Beautiful historic grounds

  • Welcoming students from all over the world

  • Double national rugby champions 2022/23

  • More than 45 co-curricular activities

  • 10 music ensembles and choirs

  • Specialist laboratories and studios

Students live together, learn together and thrive

Ofsted rated'Outstanding' for Boarding

We are delighted to receive such positive affirmation from the Ofsted inspectorate. What struck them most was the strength of community here and the ways in which our boarders are so involved in the many aspects of School life.

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