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These are just some of our events from our Calendar - Clicking on an event title will show the event in more detail.

Saturday 31 January 2015

    Art Exhibition: Jason Hicklin - Recent Etchings and Paintings, 20th January - 12th February (Art School)

    An exhibition of work by Jason Hicklin is being held in the Art School from 20th January to 12th February. Hicklin, who lives and works in London and Shropshire, trained under Norman Ackroyd, and the process of etching is central to his work and travelling.

    The etchings and paintings in the exhibition are horizontal explorations of landscape in black and white and an infinite vocabulary of greys. Hicklin finds his subjects in the Marches and the remote landscapes of the North, where the sea meets the shore, where islands interrupt the horizon, and where clouds mingle with the mountains. It is here he pitches his tent, working in his sketchbooks in the last moments of daylight or with the half light of dawn.  His processes of creation are sensitive, contemplative disciplines. The initial 'on site' work in the sketchbooks is rediscovered when he arrives home to Ellesmere and translates these images into large graphite drawings or onto etching plates.

    Private view: Monday 19th January, 6.00 - 8.00pm

    The exhibition is open daily from 9am - 5pm.

  • 19:30
    Piano recital given by Angela Hewitt (Alington Hall)

    We host some amazing concerts at Shrewsbury School throughout the year, but this is one of the highlights of the season.

    In recent years we have been blessed with some truly outstanding piano recitals. Nikolai Demidenko, Freddy Kempf, Llyr Williams and Peter Donohoe have given us some fine performances, and this year promises to be yet another exceptional evening.

    Angela Hewitt is one of the world’s leading pianists; she regularly appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her performances and recordings of Bach have drawn particular praise, marking her out as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time.

    Bach: Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829
    Beethoven: Sonata in A-flat major, Op. 110
    Scarlatti: a group of Sonatas
    Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage: Deuxième année: Italie
    Sonetto 47 del Petrarca
    Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
    Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
    Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante (Fantasia quasi Sonata)

    Kindly supported by Mr & Mrs M V Bradley and Mr & Mrs Gareth Jenkins

    Tickets £12.50 from or Darren Wood on 01743 280812

Thursday 5 February 2015

  • 19:30
    Composers' Concert (Maidment Building)

    A chance for some of the students at Shrewsbury School to showcase some of their own compositions as well as performing works by more established contemporary composers.

    Free admission with a retiring collection for the School's nominated charities.

    Reserve your tickets from or from Darren Wood on 01743 280812

Saturday 7 February 2015

  • 11:00
    Shrewsbury School in Dubai - February 2015

    At the beginning of February, Shrewsbury School will be participating in the UK Boarding School Exhibition at the Grosvenor Hotel, Dubai Marina.

    The exhibition runs from 2pm - 7pm on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th February -

    We would be pleased to meet as many Old Salopians, current parents and prospective families as possible when we are in Dubai and we would be delighted if you had time to pop in to see us at the Exhibition.

    We are hosting a small gathering for Old Salopians, current parents and prospective parents at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa between 11.00am and 12.30pm on Saturday 7th February. This will be an informal event to which children are also welcome. Please let us know if you intend to join us so that we can send more precise details closer to the time.

    Please do pass on this information to any friends or colleagues who might be interested to know more about Shrewsbury.

    If you have any further questions, please contact Kathy Campbell, Director of Admissions on

Sunday 8 February 2015

  • 19:00
    "Ahoy" Choral Concert with "Call me Al" Jazz Quintet (Alington Hall)

    Anybody who performed in or came along to hear Zimbe! Come sing the songs of Africa! last year will love its nautical younger brother, Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose, composed in 2013 by the hugely popular British composer Alexander L’Estrange.

    Commissioned to celebrate the opening of Portsmouth’s state-of-the-art museum which houses the hull and artefacts from King Henry VIII’s famous war ship, the piece is an uplifting and energetic fusion of sea shanties and Tudor music.

    As with Zimbe!, the evening features the Shrewsbury School Community Choir, Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir, a children’s choir and The 'Call Me Al' Quintet, L’Estrange’s very own professional jazz band. This concert is guaranteed to put smiles on everyone’s faces....not to be missed!

    FREE admission – with a retiring collection in aid of Shrewsbury School Musical Activities.

    Reserve your tickets at

    Kindly supported by FBC Manby Bowdler Solicitors

Monday 16 February 2015

    February Half-Term Sports Courses

    Courses in Trampolining, Fencing, Archery, Canoeing and Swimming for children aged 7 - 13 (ages 4+ for Swimming) are on offer at Shrewsbury School during the February half-term and Easter holidays. There is also a Lifeguarding Course for ages 16+.













    To download the full programme, please click on the image above.

Thursday 26 February 2015

  • 11:00
    A Recital by Musicians of Shrewbury School at the Wigmore Hall, London

    We are thrilled that we are able to return to the Wigmore Hall in London, one of the UK's most prestigious concert venues, to perform a morning recital.

    The concert will last about one hour and will feature some superb performances of solo and chamber repertoire.

    Refreshments will be available after the concert.

    Tickets £10 from or from Darren Wood on 01743 280812

Thursday 5 March 2015

  • 17:30
    Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir sing Evensong at Worcester Cathedral

    Having visited Gloucester and Hereford Cathedrals in recent years, the Chapel Choir return to Worcester to complete the trio of performances in the Three Choirs Festival country.

    Free admission.

Welcome to Shrewsbury

HeadmasterWhilst I am delighted to welcome you to Shrewsbury School's website, I hope you will not regard a trawl through our web pages as a substitute for a visit in person. 

Shrewsbury is a unique school in many ways.  We are committed to strong academic standards and we believe in a vision of holistic education, as demonstrated through an incredible range of different activities and societies.  We are passionate about boarding not just being for convenience, but in providing the best opportunity for young men and women to develop real confidence and belief in themselves.  We are fortunate to have one of the best locations of any school in the country, a most beautiful site on the edge of one of the most historic county towns in England.

We are delighted that in September 2014 we welcomed our first cohort of Third and Fourth Form girls, building on the outstanding success of the introduction of girls into our Sixth Form in 2008. We believe our traditional values and time-honoured reputation will be enhanced by this move to full co-education.  We are committed to providing an environment where young men and women can learn together on foundations of trust and mutual respect.  We are confident that the future will be a more equal one and we support that historical evolution.

Above all, in the words of the motto of our youth club, based in inner-city Liverpool, ‘People matter more than things’.  You will find at Shrewsbury a community which is aiming for the stars in every respect.  Come and visit our beautiful school and meet some of the people who make it such an inspirational place.

Mark Turner