Old Swinford Hospital

Old Swinford Hospital Boys Boarding School West Midlands

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Boys Boarding School in West Midlands

Old Swinford Hospital (OSH) is a happy, vibrant and very distinctive state boarding school where traditions and values sit comfortably alongside innovation. In 1667, the industrialist Thomas Foley founded a school where boys develop the skills and attributes required to go out into the wider world and make a difference. OSH is a Christian school who are pleased to welcome children of any faith or, indeed, none at all. They want the very best for all of them, as they believe that they all have exciting potential and an important contribution to make.

Their key motto: ‘Discover who you can be’

The school understand and respond to the individual and collective needs of their pupils. They help each one to find and develop their own voice, and watch with pride as they grow in confidence and self-esteem. 


OSH is situated in the West Midlands, right in the heart of England. As a State boarding School parents opting to send their children to study at OSH pay only for boarding, not tuition, which is why its fees are significantly lower than boarding schools in the independent sector. To be eligible for admission, all applicants (or their parents/legal guardian) must have full UK or EU/EEA , Swiss, Norwegian or Icelandic nationality or have other approved residential status within the UK. Boys aged 11-18 can become borders at the School, and girls attend as Sixth Form Day Students.    

Sixth Form

Their Sixth Form provides a fantastic opportunity for our older pupils – both boys and girls – to flourish and develop on an academic and a personal level. OSH's experienced team is fully committed to providing students with all the support they need, which is why they help them to reach and exceed expectations and to discover who they can be.

The school provide a springboard for all their pupils, whatever the journey ahead. So whether they dream of Medicine at Oxford, Art Foundation, an internship or a gap year, they'll back them every step of the way. The school's curriculum, co-curriculum, pastoral care and expectations are all shaped with an eye on pupil's point of departure, so that when they leave, they are ready to make their impact in the wider world, having made friends for life.

Bright World's placement service is FREE. If you would like more information on Old Swinford Hospital, or would like to apply, please contact us by using the enquiry form or phone direct on +44 (0)1273 835745. 

Old Swinford Hospital - Checklist

County: West Midlands
School Type: Boys
Age Range: 11-16
% of International students:: 11%
Journey from London by car: 2hrs 30mins
Total number of students: 617
Total number of boarders: 112

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