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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 21 September 2017

  • 19:30
    Drama and Dance Showcase (Ashton Theatre)

    Pupils from all year groups take to the stage with an evening of drama and dance.

    With something for everyone, this promises to reflect the huge range of work produced by Shrewsbury School pupils as part of the Performing Arts curriculum.

    Free admission. Tickets available from or 01743 280812.

Wednesday 27 September 2017

  • 18:00
    Chapel Choir sings Evensong at Keble College, Oxford

    All are welcome to attend this service of Evensong sung by our Chapel Choir in the splendour of the Chapel of Keble College, Oxford.

    The School's Chapel Choir is in very fine form under its Director, Mr Alex Mason.  It is both a delight and honour to sing in Keble College. Founded in memory of John Keble and designed by Butterfield, the Chapel has a splendid accoustic for choral music and will, undoubtedly, provide a memorable experience for singers and congregation alike.

    After the service, the Headmaster, Director of Music John Moore and senior members of staff will be hosting a reception at the nearby Pitt Rivers Museum on South Parks Road (postcode OX1 3PP) for all members of the congregation. 

    We will be running a free Supporters' Coach from Shrewsbury to Oxford, departing from the Alington Hall at 2pm and leaving Oxford after the reception at about 9pm.

    Please contact Nikki Bevan ( to confirm your attendance at Evensong or to book a place on the coach.

    For those travelling to Oxford by car, information on parking near Keble College is published on their website:

Friday 29 September 2017

  • 18:30
    Art: Opening of exhibition by Jim Anderson (Art School)

    Jim Anderson is a multi-media artist living in London who divides his time and energies between printmaking, mosaic-making, painting, teaching,and writing. His work encompasses many different media and ideas - but use of found or recycled materials is always paramount; and his work is steeped in the satirical and the surreal.

    He is a member of The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers; and his work has been awarded several prizes in major national exhibitions, most recently the 2016 T N Lawrence Award. His prints and paintings appear in
    numerous exhibitions, and in 2002 one of his mosaics in Gospel Oak was shortlisted for a Camden Design Award. Jim’s prints can usually be seen at The Bankside Gallery, Blackfriars, and For Arts Sake Gallery, Ealing.

    His public mosaics can be seen at locations around London and Cambridge, and in unexpected places in Spain, Greece, Kenya and the USA.

  • 19:30
    All the King's Men - CANCELLED

    It is with much disappointment that the ALL THE KING'S MEN concert on Friday 29th September has been cancelled by the artist.

    We are very sorry to have to share this news, but due to unforeseen circumstances given by the performers they have had no choice but to withdraw from the concert. This was sadly completely out of our control as a venue.

    If you have booked tickets online or over the phone via our ticketsource website, you will receive a full refund including the booking fee amount – and this will reach you in the next few days.

Saturday 30 September 2017

  • 19:30
    Mr Darwin's Tree by Riding Lights Theatre Company (Ashton Theatre)

    Mr Darwin's Tree

    is a one-man play about Charles Darwin, written by noted playwright and director Murray Watts, and starring leading British film, TV and theatre actor Andrew Harrison.

    Mr Darwin's Tree has been described as “a brilliant, fast-paced and beautifully detailed performance” (Church Times). BroadwayBaby reported that “Mr Darwin’s Tree explores not only science, but religion, the divine intricacies of the soul, and what it is to be human…. A rare treat.”

    Hailed at the Edinburgh Festival as “an elegantly conceived, clever and highly informative performance, overflowing with gentle humour and charm” (Three Weeks), the play explores the life and work of Charles Darwin within the contexts of science, faith and family.

    Andrew Harrison has worked in film, TV, theatre and radio for over 30 years. His theatre credits include Glyn and It with Dame Penelope Keith on national tour, the premier tour of Peter Nichol’s Blue Murder and the West End Production with the late Sir Michael Hordern of Trelawny of the Wells.

    Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s drama department. His film credits include An Ideal Husband, The Sea Change, A Little Loving and Dorian Gray. For TV: Florence Nightingale, The Life of Pepys, Miss Marple, 2000 Acres of Sky, The Bill, Birds of a Feather, You Rang M’Lord?, Beyond Narnia and Summer in Transylvania.

    Tickets are FREE but must be reserved in advance, either online at or from Juliet Young, email, tel. 01743 280812.

Saturday 7 October 2017

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

    SAT Tests Shrewsbury School will be held in the Alington Hall on Saturday 7th October 2017.

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

    Note for Test Takers: Please be aware that Alington Hall is a large hall and although it is heated, sometimes students sitting for long periods can find the room to be cool, so please dress appropriately.

Saturday 4 November 2017

  • 12:35
    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.

    To book a place, please use the online booking form on our Open Day page.

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