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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 1 August 2016

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    Five-day Lifeguard Course: 1st - 5th August 2016

    Shrewsbury School, in conjunction with The Royal Life Saving Society, are able to offer a five-day intensive Lifeguard course plus an assessment day, following the latest (8th Edition) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

    Please note that applicants are required to:

    • be aged 16 or over
    • swim 50 metres in 1 minute or less
    • swim 100 metres continuously on their front and then their back
    • tread water in deep water for 30 seconds
    • surface dive to the deepest part of the pool (2 metres)
    • climb out of the pool unaided, without using steps or ladder.

    Venue
    Gemini Pool, Shrewsbury School, SY3 7BA

    Course dates and times
    1st - 5th August, 10.00am to 600pm (Assessment takes place on the morning of Saturday 6th August)

    Price
    £240 per adult or £200 for under-18s

    Booking
    Please complete the Registration Form and return to Shrewsbury School Sports Facilities Department via sport@shrewsbury.org.uk or 01743 280625.

    Booking
    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 sport@shrewsbury.org.uk 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.

Wednesday 3 August 2016

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    Shrewsbury School's holiday course for children: Archery - 3rd August

    Children of all abilities are welcome to attend this one-day coaching session with the School’s Head Archery Instructor. All budding archers will experience a full day of coaching in an enjoyable and safe environment, teaching safety, aim, shooting accurately and achieving that all important bull's-eye!

    This course is for 8-13-year-old boys and girls. There is no minimum requirement and complete beginners are welcome.  

    Dates
    Wednesday 3rd August
    Tuesday 23rd August

    Price
    £30

    What you will need
    Please bring a packed lunch, with drinks and snacks, and wear sports clothing - including a long-sleeved top.

    Booking
    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 sport@shrewsbury.org.uk 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.

Monday 8 August 2016

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    Summer holiday course for children: Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy - 8th to 12th August

    Non-residential five-day cricket coaching course for boys and girls aged 5-16 years.  The fun, innovative and age-appropriate coaching is based on the fundamentals that made Freddie Flintoff the great player he is; all coaches are ECB qualified. 

    During the week, an England cricket star visits the Academy here and each participant will have a chance to bowl at him.

    The courses run from 9.30am-4.30pm, but it is possible for children to be dropped off (and entertained) at 8.30am, and picked up at 5.30pm.

    Price: £180 (sibling discounts available); £42 per day

    For more information and to book places, visit www.activatesport.co.uk or phone 01785 711572

Thursday 11 August 2016

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    Shrewsbury School's holiday course for children: Fencing - 11th August

    A great day for 7-13-year-old boys and girls to experience the fun of fencing.

    There is no minimum requirement and all levels, from complete beginners upwards, are welcome to attend. All equipment will be provided, and the children are coached by the School's Head Fencing Instructor. The one-day course will teach the children about fencing using games to improve speed and co-ordination, develop fencing skills and tactical thinking in a fun and safe environment.

    Date:
    Thursday 11th August
    Thursday 25th August

    Price:
    £30 per day

    Venue:
    Shrewsbury's gym, by the swimming pool (Ashton Road entrance).

    What you will need
    Please bring a packed lunch, with drinks and snacks, and wear sports clothing with long trousers and indoor trainers.

    Booking
    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 sport@shrewsbury.org.uk 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.

Sunday 14 August 2016

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    Shrewsbury Rowing Courses - 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 for 2016


    Day Course:  8th - 12th August 2016  -  £350 (now fully booked)

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

    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 ShrewsburyRowingCourses@gmail.com

  • 12:35
    'Great Expectations' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 14th - 20th August 2016 (C (-1) venue 34)

    'Great Expectations' is the latest in a long and distinguished list of home-grown Shrewsbury School musicals, with music by Shrewsbury's Director of Music John Moore, lyrics by former Senior Master Peter Fanning, directed by the School's Director of Drama Helen Brown and featuring a hugely talented young cast. 

    It tells the story of Pip, a young orphan who rescues a convict on the Essex marches and thereby changes his life for ever. His journey to adulthood introduces him to an array of extraordinary characters: the tragic Miss Havisham; her beautiful ward Estella; the jovial blacksmith, Joe; and the sinister lawyer, Jaggers.

    Performances take place daily at 12.35pm from Sunday 14th August - Saturday 20th August at C (–1) venue 34 on Chambers Street.

    Directly after the 12.35pm performance on Friday 19th August, we will be holding an informal buffet lunch reception for parents and friends of the School in the wonderful surroundings of the Bute Room in the National Museum of Scotland.  The National Museum of Scotland is just across Chambers Street from the theatre. Parents, Old Salopians and friends of Shrewsbury are hugely welcome to join us either for the lunch and the performance, or just for the lunch itself. Please email nbevan@shrewsbury.org.uk by 12th August if you would like to attend.

    Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / children £5.50-£7.50. To book, please visit http://www.cthefestival.com/2016/great-expectations
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Monday 22 August 2016

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    Shrewsbury School Cricket Academy

    This summer, Shrewsbury School is 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

    Booking
    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 sport@shrewsbury.org.uk 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.

Saturday 10 September 2016

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    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 12 September 2016

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    Art Society Lecture: 'Getting Nearer' - Humphrey Ocean, RA -

    From 1971 to 1973, Humphrey Ocean was bass player with Kilburn and the Highroads and was elected a Royal Academician in 2004.

    He has painted Paul McCartney and Tony Benn, and in 1984 he painted a portrait of Philip Larkin for the National Portrait Gallery, which was described by Nick Hornby as "unanswerable".

    Four years later he went to Northern Brazil with the American anthropologist Stephen Nugent, and their book 'Big Mouth: The Amazon Speaks' was published by Fourth Estate in 1990.

    His work is in the British Council Collection, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Imperial War Museum, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, National Maritime Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum.

    In 2009 he appeared in Life Class: Today's Nude on Channel 4 television. A series of new portraits A handbook of modern life was shown at the National Portrait Gallery for nine months 2012-2013.

    Tickets are free and will be soon available to reserve at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool

Thursday 22 September 2016

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    Shrewsbury School Sponsored Walk for The Shewsy

    On Thursday 22nd September, the whole School will be heading out into the Shropshire hills to take part in a Sponsored Walk to raise much-needed funds for The Shewsy. This is an event that takes place every five years and has proved in the past to be one of those special occasions that brings the whole School together in a shared endeavour.

    This year we are hoping to raise £70,000 and we are asking each pupil to aim at a target of £100.

    Each House has an online page for donations:
    https://mydonate.bt.com/teams/shrewsburywalkforshewsy There will be a prize for the House that together raises the most money per head.

    If any parents or Old Salopians would like to join in with the Walk, they would be most welcome. Please email Nick David: npd@shrewsbury.org.uk

    For more details about the Walk, please see: Shrewsbury School Sponsored Walk for The Shewsy 2016

Tuesday 27 September 2016

  • 18:15
    Chapel Choir sing Evensong in Jesus College, Cambridge

    On Tuesday 27th September 2016, the School's Chapel Choir will sing Evensong in Jesus College, Cambridge.

    The Choir is in very fine form at the moment under its Director, Mr Alex Mason, and and numbers have blossomed since the recent introduction of full co-education. In the past two years the Choir has sung at Southwell Minster, Tewkesbury Abbey, The Queen’s College, Oxford and Manchester Cathedral.

    They are very much looking forward to singing in the beautiful surroundings of Jesus College Chapel, which is the oldest college chapel in Cambridge, having starting life as a church serving the 12th century Benedictine nunnery of St Radegund. 

    Directly after the service, there will be a drinks reception in the Webb Library in college, hosted by a number of senior school staff including the Director of Music, Mr John Moore. Parents and friends of the School are warmly invited to attend. Please email nbevan@shrewsbury.org.uk if you would like to do so.

Saturday 5 November 2016

  • 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.

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
Headmaster