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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 18 September 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: Juice Vocal Ensemble in Concert (Maidment Building)

    Award-winning experimental voice trio 'Juice' perform music from their second album of brilliantly inventive love songs.

    Featuring quirky, original works by renowned contemporary classical composers, including Anna Meredith and Dai Fujikura, folk artist Jim Moray and artpop star Micachu, Juice will mix in innovative reworkings of pop love songs – including Guns’n’Roses, Mariah Carey, Erasure and Rihanna, as well as very new pieces written for them by renowned choral composers Gabriel Jackson and Tarik O’Regan, and by UK Beatboxing Champion Shlomo.

    Juice visited Shrewsbury last season as part of the Shropshire Music Trust series and Shrewsbury School’s Director of Music John Moore went along to the concert and experienced their high quality vocal performance. John’s comments next morning were simply: “We must have them perform at the School, they truly are amazing.”

    Tickets £12 Adults/£6 Students from or Darren Wood on 01743 280812

    "The 21st century’s answer to the Swingles or the King’s Singers." The Times

    “ all female trio of astonishing variety, spark and brilliance.” Observer

    “Utterly captivating.” Musical Pointers


Friday 19 September 2014

  • 13:30
    Lunchtime concert (Maidment Auditorium)

    The weekly lunchtime concerts given by students at the School are of an excellent standard and a fantastic opportunity for many of the School's extremely talented musicians to perform in public.

    The concerts are open for anyone to attend and there is no charge for admission.

    Each concert lasts about half an hour, and tea, coffee and biscuits are provided afterwards.

    This week’s lunchtime concert programme:

    Das ist ein Ding by Wolf
    Exultate Jubilate by Mozart
    performed by Henrike Legner (soprano)

    Tarentella by Baermann
    performed by Oscar Mattinson (clarinet)

    Sonata for Alto Saxophone & Piano by Phil Woods
    movement ii
    performed by George Panayi (saxophone)

    Romance from Five Bagatelles by Finzi
    performed by Antonia Wordie (clarinet)

    Le Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel
    i. Prelude
    Tango by Karen Street
    performed by the Saxophone Quartet - Henry Newbould (soprano), Cecily Price (alto), Ben Sansom (tenor), Alexander Bird (baritone)

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.

Saturday 4 October 2014

  • 18:45
    Shrewsbury School Annual Fashion Show

    The Annual Charity Fashion Show, put together by members of the Sixth Form, is now in its sixth year. However, this year there’s a twist. We will introduce the new Third Form entrants at the end of the show!   

    The evening is sure to be a great collaboration of entertainment with a champagne reception at 6:45pm and a fashion show that will be showcasing local boutiques’ autumnal collections for 2014 starting at 7:30pm.

    We will also have an enticing raffle and interval entertainments, with the best-dressed lady winning a beautiful bouquet!

    All proceeds will be split between Brain Tumor UK and Ethiopiaid, both truly worthy causes to us.

    Tickets £12/£8 concessions or £6 for students and staff from Dawn Dunn on 01743 280500 or at

    The evening will begin with a champagne reception at 6.45 pm.  The Fashion Show will start at 7.30pm in the Alington Hall.

Sunday 5 October 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: The Salomen Quartet (Maidment Auditorium)


    The Salomen String Quartet, formed in 1982, is established as one of the world’s leading ensembles specialising in the historical performance of the Classical string quartet repertoire. It has toured extensively in Europe, the USA and Canada, the Far East and Australia, as well as making regular appearances at British music festivals and societies.

    The Quartet has made many radio broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and on European radio stations. Although its principal CD recordings have been of Haydn and Mozart’s string quartets for Hyperion Records, its repertoire covers all the major composers of the Classical period as well as many of their less well known contemporaries.

    They will be performing a programme which will be part of our Charles Burney Bi-centennial Memorial programme that celebrates the life and work of the musician, diarist and Old Salopian.

    Kindly supported by Turtle Doves

    Tickets £12.50 from or from Darren Wood on 01743 280812

Friday 10 October 2014

  • 20:00
    The Trojan Women by Euripides - directed by Jessica Walker (EDH) at the Ashton Theatre (Friday 10th and Saturday 11th October)

    The war is over. Beyond the prison walls, Troy and its people burn.

    A modern adaptation of Euripides’ tragedy, directed by Jessica Walker (EDH UVI) as a Theatre Studies Independent Student Project and performed by fellow Upper Sixth students from Shrewsbury School.

    Free admission – please reserve your tickets at

    or Dawn Dunn on 01743 280 500

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