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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 12 September 2015

  • 19:30
    All The King’s Men (Maidment Auditorium)

    We are over the moon to be launching our 59th Season of Music & Arts with All the King’s Men in concert.  

    A multi-award-winning a cappella group based at King's College London, All The King’s Men combine tight vocal harmonies with mesmerising choreography presenting a highly entertaining show for any occasion. Featuring Old Salopian George Fowler (SH 2009-14) as Musical Director.

    "If you like a cappella, you’ll love this." (BBC Radio 2)

    The group will take over the Maidment Auditorium with an eclectic blend of impressive harmonies, quirky choreography and their own dash of mischief and charm.

    Tickets £10 / Students £5 / Friends of SSMA £10 to include a glass of champagne and canapés before the concert.
    or Juliet Young on 01743 280812

Thursday 17 September 2015

  • 19:15
    Shock of the New: An Introduction to Modernism - a lecture by Andy McKay (Art Lecture Theatre)

    Andy McKay (Art History Abroad) is the author of The Angel of Charleston (2013) and is currently writing Great British Riots: A Cultural History (2016).

    A former archivist at the British Library in London, he has taught Art History in London, Europe and America for over a decade.

    This lecture takes place in the Art Lecture Theatre and members of the public are very welcome to attend. There is no charge for admission.

Saturday 19 September 2015

    Top Schools Weekend: 19th - 21st September (3/F Excelsior Hotel, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)

    Shrewsbury School will be represented at the Top Schools Weekend, an annual event hosted by Academic Asia, a UK boarding school consultancy in Hong Kong.

    As in past years, FSSHK will be present at the venue to help introduce Shrewsbury School to new prospective parents and students.  We welcome a helping hand from any Old Salopians and parents during the three-day event, which is to be held at the 3/F Excelsior Hotel, Causeway Bay on 19th, 20th and 21st September.   There will be both morning sessions (10.00am - 1.00pm) and afternoon sessions (2.30pm - 6.00pm).
    All interested volunteers, please contact FSSHK Honorary Secretary – Florence Ng at email: to indicate the date and session that you can attend.  It will also be a great opportunity to meet up with fellow Salopians as well as Shrewsbury School representatives, who will be flying in from the UK.

  • 10:30
    Open Day for prospective 16+ entry

    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 10.30am and concludes after a buffet lunch.

    To book a place, please see our Open Day Page.

  • 19:30
    New Entrants’ Concert (Alington Hall)

    Join us in welcoming our musical newcomers to Shrewsbury School with their debut concert in the wonderful setting of the Alington Hall. 

    This is always a very special evening of new talent revealed for the first time by our new Third and Sixth Form entrants.

    FREE admission with a retiring collection in aid of Shrewsbury School’s nominated charities.

    Tickets from or available on the door.

Monday 28 September 2015

  • 19:30
    Salopian Club Lecture: Walking With the Wounded - Walk of Britain 2015 (Ashton Theatre)

    We are honoured to welcome six wounded veterans as they undertake a 1,000-mile Walk of Britain 2015 to raise awareness and funds for Walking With the Wounded.

    Having set off on in north Scotland on 22nd August and climbed Ben Nevis on Day 3, they are due to reach the Market Square in Shrewsbury at about 4pm on Monday 28th September.

    We look forward to welcoming them to Shrewsbury School shortly afterwards, where they will be resting for the night.

    We are also thrilled that there will be a chance for pupils, staff and members of the local community to come and hear the Walk of Britain team talk about their experiences and the work of Walking With the Wounded at 7.30pm on Monday 28th September in the Ashton Theatre.

    There is no charge for admission, but there will be a collection afterwards for Walking With the Wounded.

    Space in the Aston Theatre is limited, so please reserve your free tickets in advance by contacting Juliet Young, Operations & Events Organiser on 01743 280812 or

    “Walking over 1,000 miles is no mean feat. Yet again, we will be able to demonstrate that despite injuries these men and women look to their future with great determination and courage. We are also very excited about walking amongst the communities who have been so supportive of the military and Walking With The Wounded and we look forward to them coming out to support the team on their journey.” Edward Parker, Co-founder and CEO of Walking With The Wounded

    For more details of the Walk of Britain expedition, to follow the team's progress and to make a donation, please visit

Wednesday 30 September 2015

  • 18:15
    Chapel Choir sing Evensong at The Queen's College, Oxford

    All are welcome to attend this service of Evensong sung by our Chapel Choir in the Baroque splendour of the chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford.

    The Choir will perform music by Adrian Batten, Claudio Monteverdi and Sergei Rachmaninov.

    There will be a reception for all members of the congregation following the service. For more information, please contact

Saturday 3 October 2015

  • 19:30
    'Russian Treasures' - Tenebrae in Concert (Chapel)

    Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles and is renowned for its passion and precision. 

    We welcome Tenebrae to the Chapel at Shrewsbury School to perform their latest album, 'Russian Treasures'.

    Russian choral music has been a feature in Tenebrae’s concert performances since the choir’s inception. Over the years they have worked extensively with Russian language coaches whilst nurturing their own characteristics of passion and precision to deliver a special and heartfelt tribute to the music of these great composers.

    Choir and Organ describes the release of 'Russian Treasures' as “majestic interpretations with a beautiful bloom on the recorded sound”.

    Tickets £12 available from or Juliet Young on 01743 280812

    This concert is being kindly supported by Old Salopian Richard Baker.

Friday 9 October 2015

  • 19:30
    Joe Stilgoe Trio (Maidment Building)

    "A jazz pianist and songwriter of considerable talent." The Guardian

    Joe Stilgoe is the renaissance man of modern jazz.  He has twice topped the UK jazz chart, featured on many radio programmes including 6 appearances on Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2, The Horne Section on BBC Radio 4, In Tune, Loose Ends and The Chris Evans Breakfast Show among many others. He has played all the major international jazz festivals, had two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and appears regularly at Ronnie Scott’s and Crazy Coqs in London.

    He has appeared as featured soloist with orchestras including BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, The Northern Sinfonia, Lahti Symphony, Finland and the RTE Orchestra in Dublin.

    Joe performed for us in 2013 and was very well received. We expect this concert to sell out in advance so please do book early!

    “Borders on amazing... An altogether buoyant pick-me-up" **** The Times

    Kindly supported by - Luxury Guest House.

    Tickets £15 from or Juliet Young, Events Manager on 01743 280812

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