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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.

Thursday 3 November 2016

  • 19:00
    'Buy in to Boarding' Event for Prospective Parents (Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire)

    We invite you to join us for a sociable information evening in the beautiful setting of Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire on Thursday 3rd November 2016 at 7.00pm.

    Please join us to find out how a boarding education could shape your child's future.

    This 'Buy in to Boarding' event offers you an opportunity to meet some of our staff and pupils informally and is designed to tell you in one evening how boarding could work for your family:

    • a huge range of extra-curricular activities, both at a participatory and elite level, all organised within the school
    • a house-based system that provides high level pastoral care whilst developing the leadership, communication and team-working skills sought by top employers
    • and high-class academic results and facilities into the bargain.

    Shrewsbury School is a co-educational school for pupils aged 13-18 with a national and international reputation, and we firmly believe we can provide the “best years of their lives” in a safe, friendly and exciting school community. A wide range of scholarships and bursaries are available.

    If you would like to attend this event, please complete the online form on our 'Buy in to Boarding' page. We look forward to meeting you.

Saturday 5 November 2016

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

    SAT Tests Shrewsbury School will be held in the Alington Hall on Saturday 5th November 2016.

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

    The Tests will finish between 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

    Please note that students taking SAT Subject Tests with Listening are required to bring a working CD Walkman with them.

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

  • 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.

    Places must be booked in advance, please see our Open Day page, which includes an online booking form.

  • 19:30
    An Evening of Music with Becki Biggins: Music DIY (Maidment Building)

    We are very excited to welcome back Grammy-nominated Jazz Singer, Songwriter and Saxophonist Becki Biggins to the Maidment Auditorium at Shrewsbury School with her brand new show - Music D.I.Y. 

    Becki spent nine months arranging, recording, editing and mixing her D.I.Y. EP, and now brings that music to live audiences with a fantastic trio.  Her stories are engaging and amusing - You Should Be Married By Now is a particular favourite - and are delivered with her characteristic wit.

    Becki is a charismatic and experienced performer and has had three No.1 US albums with writing partner and producer Paul Hardcastle (19, The Wizard).  She was awarded the Marborough Jazz Festival's 'Best Newcomer' prize and American Billboard's 'Best Jazz Artist' award, and has given sold out performances at many of the UK's top jazz clubs.  Becki will be joined by a fantastic trio including Jules Jackson and Matt Skelton.

    Tickets £10.00 from or 01743 280812.

Saturday 12 November 2016

  • 19:30
    St Cecilia Concerts - Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th 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.

    The programme includes Poulenc's Gloria with guest soloist Loren Kell (OS), Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1 with soloist Arthur Yu and Haydn's Symphony No 4 'London', mvts I, III & IV.

    Performed by the Shrewsbury School Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Chapel Choir and Chamber Choir with the Shrewsbury School Community Choir.

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

    Tickets are available from or 01743 280812.

Sunday 13 November 2016

  • 12:00
    A Childrens' Concert (Maidment Building)

    A wonderful chance to introduce children of Shropshire to music-making given by the young talented pupils of Shrewsbury School. 

    Suitable for all ages and featuring well-known material and many different instruments on display. There will be something for everyone!

    Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served prior to the concert.

    Free admission, tickets available from or 01743 280812

Saturday 19 November 2016

  • 19:30
    The Gareth Jenkins & Friends International Gala Charity Concert (Maidment Building)

    Gareth Jenkins is once again joined by a number of his highly talented friends and associates to entertain you for the evening for the annual International Gala Concert featuring the very best musicianship and entertainment.

    Artists to include:
    Lily Kondova (soprano)
    Robin Lyn Evans (tenor)
    Sian Griffiths (mezzo)
    Stefan Boyadjiev (Piano)
    Daniel Shao (flute)
    John Moore (piano)
    And other surprise artists!

    Proceeds in aid of the Gregynog Young Musician Competition, The Huntington’s Disease Society and Rotary charities.

    Tickets £15.00 from Gareth Jenkins on 07889 744144.

Friday 2 December 2016

  • 19:30
    Carol Service (also on Sunday 4th and Wednesday 7th December)

    Carol Service 2012We are holding three Carol Services this term; one at 7.30pm on Friday 2nd December, one at 5.30pm on Sunday 4th December and the other at 5.30pm on Wednesday 7th December.

    Please see the Headmaster's letter to parents for details of how to order tickets.

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