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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.

Sunday 29 October 2017

  • 18:00
    Presentation to Parents: "The Discomfort Zone" (Ashton Theatre)

    At the start of the second half of term, we will be launching a whole-school ‘Failure Week’ where our focus will be on getting out of your comfort zone and recognising the importance of failure as a stepping stone to success. 

    Peter Middleton (Deputy Head Co-Curricular) and Maurice Walters (Deputy Head Academic) will be hosting a 45-minute presentation to parents on Sunday 29th October at 6pm in the Ashton Theatre where they will look more fully at these themes from an educational perspective. 

    The presentation will examine areas such as what prevents young people from being willing to make mistakes, how they can respond effectively to making mistakes and why failure-aversion is detrimental to a success pathway. 

    All parents are warmly invited to this presentation.

Friday 3 November 2017

  • 19:30
    Bastille Society: JFK and the Vietnam War - the unending debate: Prof Kevin Ruane (Hodgson Hall)

Saturday 4 November 2017

  • 7:30
    SAT Tests (registration 7.30-8.00am)

    SAT Subject Testing Shrewsbury School will be held on Saturday 4th November 2017, with registration being taken in the Crush Hall at the front of the Alington Hall. Directional signs will be in place.

    Registration is open from 7.30am until 8.00am only, at which point it will be closed and the Testing will commence.

    If you are sitting language tests, please ensure that you have the appropriate equipment with you, as back-up equipment is not available.

    The Tests will finish at approximately 1.00pm.

    Please see our Directions page for details of how to find the School and a site map.

    Note for Test Takers: Please be aware that some students find the testing room to be a cool environment, as you are sitting still for long periods of time, so please dress appropriately.

  • 10:15
    Open Day for prospective 13+ and 14+ entrants

    Open Days are an opportunity for prospective parents and pupils to get a feeling for Shrewsbury and our aim is to give visitors a broad picture of School life.  They are informal occasions that allow you to meet the Headmaster, Housemasters, academic staff and current pupils, tour the School and ask questions.

    The day starts at 10.15am and concludes after a buffet lunch.

    To book a place, please use the online booking form on our Open Day page.

Saturday 11 November 2017

  • 19:30
    St Cecilia Concerts - Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November (Alington Hall)

    The St Cecilia Concerts are ‘not to be missed’ occasions at Shrewsbury School.  With performances over two nights, these concerts demonstrate the wonderful instrumental and choral programme that is currently undertaken in the School.

    This year's programme includes: JS Bach's glorious Magnificat with student soloists; Mozart's Piano Concerto in A Major K488 (soloist Linda Zhao); and works for Wind and Symphony Orchestra.

    Performed by the combined forces of the Shrewsbury School Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and the Shrewsbury School Community Choir.

    FREE admission with a retiring collection for the School’s nominated charities.

    Tickets are available to reserve from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool.

Wednesday 22 November 2017

  • 19:30
    Senior School Play 'His Dark Materials' (Ashton Theatre) (22nd - 25th November)

    Philip Pulman's epic trilogy (The Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) were first adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright in 2010 - and have proved to be every bit as popular in performance as they have been on the stage.

    The play follows the coming of age of Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry as they wander through a series of parallel universes. Combining elements of fantasy, including witches, angels and armoured bears, with complex ideas from the worlds of theology and physics, this is a thrilling and thought-provoking spectacle for all ages.

    Our production will form the centrepiece of a seris of lectures on Philip Pulman's literary, scientific and theological influences, from string theory to Paradise Lost.

    FREE admission.

    Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or 01743 280812.

Saturday 2 December 2017

  • 7:30
    SAT Tests (registration 7.30-8.00am) (Alington Hall)

    SAT Tests Shrewsbury School will be held in the Alington Hall on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

    Registration is open from 7.30am until 8.00am only, at which point it will be closed and the Tests will commence.

    If you are sitting language tests, please ensure that you have the appropriate equipment with you, as back-up equipment is not available.

    The Tests will finish between 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

    Please see our Directions page for details of how to find the School and a site map.

    Note for Test Takers: Please be aware that Alington Hall is a large hall and although it is heated, sometimes students sitting for long periods can find the room to be cool, so please dress appropriately.

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
Headmaster