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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 26 June 2017

    Salopian Week, Monday 26th June - Saturday 1st July

    The full programme of events that are taking place during Salopian Week, culminating in Speech Day and Prize Giving on Saturday 1st July, is available on our Salopian Week page.

  • 14:00
    Inter-House Athletics, London Road Athletics Track

    The whole School will be decamping to London Road (the athletics track at Shrewsbury College of Art and Technology) for this year's Inter-House Athletics event. 

    All parents and friends are very welcome to come and spectate.

    The events will start at 1.45pm and finish by around 5pm. Teas, coffees, ice creams and cakes will be available.

    Please use the car park at Shrewsbury Cricket Club, just a little further down London Road on the opposite side (postcode SY2 6PT for those using satnav). The venue itself will have no parking availability.

    A full programme will be available on the day.

  • 19:30
    Leavers' Concert (Maidment Building)

    This concert will be performed by our very talented musicians as they prepare to leave Shrewsbury School after many terms of wonderful music-making.

    As in previous years, it promises to be a memorable and poignant event and a fantastic evening of music.

    FREE admission. Reserve your tickets at or from Juliet Young on 01743 280812.

Wednesday 28 June 2017

  • 18:30
    Junior School Play: 'All My Sons' (28th, 29th & 30th June) (Ashton Theatre)

    Tickets are FREE and available from Dawn Dunn -; tel. 01743 280500.

  • 20:00
    Top Common Pop - A Concert of Popular Music (Marquee)

    An evening of the very best of Shrewsbury musical talent, the concert is both directed and performed by our own singers and instrumentalists, performing some great covers as well as their own songs too.

    Please feel free to bring along your own seating and picnics, from 6.30pm onwards.  No charge for admission, but please give generously to the pupils' chosen charities. There will be a Charities Committee stall within the marquee selling food and drink to both pupils and parents.

    The Shrewsbury School Parents' Association will be operating a cash bar throughout the evening from 6.30pm, serving a range of wines, beers, and crisps.

Friday 30 June 2017

  • 20:30
    Eve of Speech Day Classical Gala Concert (Marquee) Picnics from 6.30pm, concert starts at 8.30pm

    The magnificent Eve of Speech Day Concert on the large stage in the main Marquee is a special 'not to be missed' event, with performances from Shrewsbury School's Symphony and Wind Orchestras.

    Highlights will include the Symphony Orchestra playing 'An American in Paris' by George Gershwin, music from Star Wars, Star Trek and Pirates of the Caribbean, and Last Night of the Proms favourites Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Jerusalem and the Fantasia on Sea Songs.

    The Wind Orchestra will be playing a wonderful piece called 'Cartoon' and the Symphony Orchestra will also perform some of the repertoire from their Cadogan Hall Concert, including 'Finlandia' by Sibelius, the last movement of Haydn's Symphony No. 104 and the fabulous 'Danzon No. 2' by the Mexican composer Marquez.

    Feel free to bring along a picnic and enjoy the wonderful surroundings of the Shrewsbury School grounds prior to the concert.

    The Shrewsbury School Parents' Association will be operating a cash bar throughout the evening from 6.30pm, serving a range of wines, beers, and crisps.

    Free admission. Reserve your concert tickets at or from Dawn Dunn on 01743 280500.

Monday 7 August 2017

    Shrewsbury Rowing Course - Day Camp: 7th - 11th August

    We are delighted to be running our very popular and successful rowing courses again in August 2017, offering 11-16-year-olds a chance to learn to row or develop their skills in inspirational surroundings.

    Feedback from last summer:

    “Thank you for arranging such an amazing week. Mungo tells me it was the best week of his life!”

    “Katie had an amazing time and hasn't stopped talking since she arrived home!  From my side the organisation was seamless and I especially enjoyed the daily Dropbox photos.”

    “Thomas has absolutely loved his time with you… and has gained so much confidence during the course. He's made some lovely friends, enjoyed the boarding and the fun and games. The week has been one of the highlights of his summer.”

    Dates and fees for 2017

    Day Camp:  7th - 11th August 2017  -  £370 

    Residential Course: 13th - 19th August 2017  -   £630 (fully inclusive) - Please note that this course is now fully booked

    Both courses are open to boys and girls aged 11 to 16 years; no experience necessary.

    To apply for a place, please download an application form: Shrewsbury Rowing Courses 2017 Application Form

    Further information is included in the Shrewsbury Rowing Courses Newsletter

    Twitter: @UKRowingCourses

    For more details, please email

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