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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.

Monday 8 September 2014

  • 19:45
    The Lord Chamberlain's Men present 'Romeo and Juliet' (Ashton Theatre)

    Shrewsbury School is proud to welcome The Lord Chamberlain's Men, performing Shakespeare's classic tragedy of young love.

    The Lord Chamberlain's Men are one of the country's foremost classical theatre companies, performing Shakespeare's plays in the style of the original touring players.

    Tickets £10 (£6 for students) are available from or from Dawn Dunn on 01743 280500

Saturday 13 September 2014

  • 18:30
    New Entrants' Concert (Alington Hall)

    Please come and enjoy the launch of the new Music & Arts Season by welcoming our musical newcomers to the School as they perform 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.

Saturday 20 September 2014

    Open Day for prospective Sixth Form 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 experience of School life.

    To book a place, or to arrange an individual visit, please contact the Admissions Office on 01743 280552, or email

    Please also see the Admissions section of the website for more details.

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 welcome 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