School History

The Marches School was formed in September 1988, under the leadership of Alan Cooper, following the merger of Oswestry’s two comprehensive schools, Croeswylan School and Fitzalan School. Until 1988, these two schools had served the town since 1979.

Following much development at Morda Road, The Marches School began operating on one site from 1993. The foundations of the largest single building were laid by leader of the House of Commons, local MP Mr John Biffen.

The school was awarded Technology College status in 1996 and the associated upgraded ICT facilities were officially opened by Conservative Secretary of State for Education – Gillian Sheppard.

Further additions and improvements of the school facilities have continued throughout its history. One significant addition being the Millennium Block, whose foundation stone was laid by David Blunkett, Labour Secretary of State for Education.

The school achieved Academy status in August 2011.