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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.

Wednesday 8 June 2016

  • 18:30
    Music: Summer Organ Recitals - 8th, 15th & 22nd June at 6.30 pm (Chapel)

    Join us in the magnificent School Chapel for our annual season of Summer Organ Recitals, which take place on Wednesday 8th June, 15th June and 22nd June at 6.30pm.

    The programme will last about an hour and a complementary glass of wine and strawberries will be served afterwards.

    Admission is free and no prior booking is required.

  • 19:15
    Art Society: ''A Journey to Landscape and Echoes'': John Doubleday (Art School)

    John Doubleday is a British sculptor and painter famous for his public sculptures. Since his first show at the Waterhouse Gallery in London in 1968, he has enjoyed more than 30 one-man exhibitions in Britain, America and the Continent.

    His commissioned portraits include: The Queen (Gibraltar), HRH Prince Philip (Royal Marines Museum), Isambard Kingdom Brunel (Bristol and Paddington Station), Charlie Chaplin (Leicester Square, London), The Beatles (Liverpool), Sherlock Holmes (Baker Street), Gerald Durrell (the Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey) and Nelson Mandela (South Africa).

    There will be a private view of John's work at Hambrook House, 13 Kennedy Road, Shrewsbury SY3 7AD on Thursday 9th June from 6.00 - 9.00pm.

Saturday 11 June 2016

  • 10:15
    Open Day for prospective 16+ 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.

Monday 27 June 2016

    Salopian Week: Monday 27th June - Saturday 2nd July 2016

    The final week of the Summer Term - Salopian Week, beginning on Monday 27th June - is packed with activities and events for pupils, parents and friends of Shrewsbury School. It culminates in Speech Day and Prize Giving on Saturday 2nd July.  

    Full details of all the events, activities and exhibitions that are taking place are included in our Salopian Week Programme 'A Celebration of Our Achievements', which is published on the Salopian Week and Speech Day 2016 page of the website.

Monday 18 July 2016

  • 10:00
    Shrewsbury School Cricket Academy

    This summer, Shrewsbury School will be running one intensive cricket course and two specific batting and bowling clinics. The courses will be based in the School's purpose-built indoor Cricket School in addition to using the School’s wonderful pitches and facilities. Each day will be led by Head Coach Adam Shantry, assisted by a team of ECB qualified coaches.

    Each one-day workshop will focus on either a player's batting or bowling technique. With a full day working specifically on each of these skills, players can fully expect to improve their batting/bowling technique in a short period of time.

    Dates and Prices
    Monday 18th - Friday 22nd July:  5-day Cricket Course - £150

    Monday 22nd August:   Batting Workshop - £30
    Tuesday 23rd August:   Bowling Workshop - £30

    Time: 10am - 4pm

    Head Coach: Adam Shantry
    Currently manager of the Wales U14 team following a ten-year professional career, Adam Shantry comes with first-hand experience of the pathway from junior cricket to the first class game. Having played for Shropshire from U13 to U17 level and then gone on to represent Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Glamorgan CCC, he is now retired from the professional game and enjoying passing on his knowledge of cricket to the next generation.

    Age: 7 - 13-year-old boys and girls

    Places on this course may be booked online via the Holiday Course Booking Form page.

    Alternatively, please click here to download a Registation Form, which can be returned to us either via email to or via post to Sports Facilities Department, Shrewsbury School, The Schools, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BA. Please note, we ask that all bookings and payments are made two weeks prior to the start date for your desired course.


    Clothing & Equipment: In light of the British weather, indoor and outdoor trainers are recommended. Cricket whites are desirable but not essential, personal bats and pads may be used. Players must provide a packed lunch.

Monday 8 August 2016

    Shrewsbury Rowing Courses - Day Camp: 8th - 12th August; Residential Week: 14th - 20th August

    Summer 2015 saw the launch of Shrewsbury Rowing Courses, which proved to be a huge success. We are delighted to be running the courses again in August 2016, 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 prices for 2016

    Day Camp:  8th - 12th August 2016  -  £350 (Now fully booked)

    Residential Course: 14th - 20th August 2016  -   £595 (Last few remaining places)

    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 2016 Application Form

    Further information is included in the Shrewsbury Rowing Course 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