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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 1 March 2015

  • 12:00
    A Children's Concert (Maidment Building)

    Please do come along with your children to enjoy what promises to be a wonderful concert, where your children will hear some well-known favourites and learn a little about a variety of instruments.

    The concert will last for approximately one hour with coffee and juice in the foyer prior to the concert.

    The concert is ideal for children between the ages of 5 and 11 years.

    FREE admission

    Reserve your tickets at

Tuesday 3 March 2015

  • 19:15
    Careers Lecture: "Careers in Writing" (as part of World Book Day) (Science Lecture Theatre)

    This lecture will be given by novelist Martyn Bedford and Shrewsbury English Master and former journalist, James Fraser-Andrews.

    Martyn has written two novels for young adults - Flip and Never Ending - both of which won a number of literary awards. He has also published five novels for adults. Martyn teaches on the English & Writing BA and Creative Writing MA at Leeds Trinity University and runs writing workshops and courses in schools, colleges and for community groups.

    Before joining the English Faculty at Shrewsbury, James Fraser-Andrews spent a number of years as a self-employed copywriter and creative director. He has written for many daily newspapers and has first-hand frontline journalistic experience in Iraq.

    This talk takes place in the Science Lecture Theatre and is open to parents as well as Shrewsbury School students - and to students at other schools. Please contact the Careers Secretary, Mrs Scimia, if you would like to bring a large group on 01743 280556 or email

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.

    Everyone welcome.

Saturday 7 March 2015

  • 18:00
    Charity Exhibition in aid of the NSPCC (Ceramics: Victoria Dark and Paintings: Christine Eldridge) (Art School) (until Sunday 8th March)

    A Career Retrospective Ceramic Collection by Victora Dark

    This is a major exhibition by one of the finest international ceramic artists of her generation, whom we have been fortunate to have on the staff of our Art Department for the last 35 years. This is Victoria's largest ever show and her last before she retires from her position as Teacher of Ceramics and Artist-in-Residence at Shrewsbury School.

    It will include a range of the remarkable Raku vessels for which she has become justifiably famous throughout the world. Porceleain sculptural vessels will also feature, together with wall plaques, plates, mugs and bowls.  

    The Exhibition will also include a watercolour exhibition entitled 'Flowers Through the Seasons' by local artist Christine Eldridge.

    A Private Viewing of the Exhibition will take place on Saturday 7th March from 5pm to 8pm.

    Tickets £5.00, to include a glass of wine and canapes, are available from the NSPCC's Sue Skinner on 07762 292494 or Tricia Wells on 07966 260974.

    On Sunday 8th March the Exhibition will remain open for viewing by the public from 11am - 2pm.

Tuesday 10 March 2015

  • 19:00
    Careers Lecture: "Biotechnology, Environmental Management, Animal Conservation: Careers with Biology" (Science Lecture Theatre)

    This talk takes place in the Science Lecture Theatre and is open to parents as well as Shrewsbury School students - and to students at other schools. Please contact the Careers Secretary, Mrs Scimia, if you would like to bring a large group on 01743 280556 or email

Saturday 14 March 2015

  • 19:30
    Gala Orchestral Concert - Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March (Alington Hall)

Friday 20 March 2015

  • 14:00
    Careers: ISCO GAP Year Fair (Quod)

    2015 will be the 11th Gap Year Fair that Shrewsbury School has hosted, organised by the careers organisation Inspiring Futures. It will take place in Quod between 2pm and 4pm on Friday 20th March.

    This is an informal, drop-in event that is open to visitors from outside the School as well as pupils and their parents.

    Around 35 Gap Year organisations will be represented, and they vary in content from cookery courses, to skiing in Canada, and from environmental work in Africa to the security issues raised by a Gap Year abroad.

    The notion of spending a year between school and university, doing something different, challenging and interesting is increasingly popular amongst students, universities and employers alike. The Fair provides a marvellous opportunity for students and parents to talk directly to a wide range of Gap Year providers, and visitors from all schools and colleges are welcome at this event.

    Although this is mainly relevant to Lower and Upper Sixth Formers (Years 12 and 13), it can be extremely useful for younger students – especially those in the Fifth Form (Year 11) – to be made aware of the possibilities and benefits of taking a Gap Year. Please see for a list of the Gap Year exhibitors who will be attending the fair and other information.

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