Recent Highlights

Academic News

Forthcoming Events

These are just some of our events from our Calendar - Clicking on an event title will show the event in more detail.

Friday 28 April 2017

  • 19:30
    A Piano Recital given by Galin Ganchev (Alington Hall)

    We are thrilled to welcome back the extremely talented pianist and Old Salopian Galin Ganchev to Shrewsbury School.  Raised in a musical family in Bulgaria, Galin has played piano since the age of six.  He received an invitation to study the piano with the internationally acclaimed Anglo-Italian pianist Peter Bradley-Fulgoni at the Music Department at Shrewsbury School, and in February 2010 travelled to the United Kingdom and auditioned successfully for a music scholarship at the School, which he took up in September 2010.

    "When I sit at the piano I immediately feel at one with it, and such a feeling of ‘unity’ with the instrument cannot be explained by anything other than the language of music itself.”

    Galin has appeared in competitions including Llangollen and Trefeglwys, in which he won the first prize twice; Gregynog and BBC Shropshire, in which he gained the ‘'Young musician of the year’' title in 2012. He has taken part in more than 70 concerts in the United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Italy,  playing in renowned venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Holywell Room, the Tabernacle in Machynlleth, Varna State Opera House, Varna Festival and Congress Centre and others. During his time in Shrewsbury, Galin had five full-length piano recitals in the United Kingdom, six in Bulgaria and one in Italy. He has also collaborated with the Vidin Philharmonic, Shrewsbury School, Shropshire Philharmoic and Varna Philharmonic orchestras, and his repertoire includes more than 100 pieces of music – most of which are solo piano and chamber works.

    Galin is currently a scholarship student in the Royal Academy of Music, where he studies piano with Ian Fountain and piano accompaniment with Michael Dussek. He has taken part in masterclasses with internationally renowned musicians such as Michael Roll, Yevgeny Sudbin, Tatiana Sarkissova, Michael Foyle and others.

    His programme will include pieces by Scarlatti (selection of sonatas), Shostakovich (selection of preludes and fugues), Chopin (selection of mazurkas) and Prokofiev (6th Piano Sonata)

    Please join us as we celebrate a truly outstanding young musician.

    Tickets £15.00, with a retiring collection towards Galin’s continuing studies at the Royal Academy of Music.

    Tickets available from or 01743 280812.

Saturday 6 May 2017

    Open Day for prospective Third and Fourth 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 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.

  • 19:30
    Shrewsbury School performs Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas' (Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th May) (Maidment Auditorium)

    The latest in the very successful annual series of semi-staged opera performances by students of Shrewsbury School's Singing Department is 'Dido and Aeneas' by Purcell - one of the earliest known English operas.

    A perfect treat for an early summer's evening.

    There are two performances, both at 7.30pm in the Maidment Auditorium, on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May.

    Tickets are free and may be reserved in advance via or 01743 280812.

Saturday 13 May 2017

  • 19:30
    Sifaka (Maidment Auditorium)

    "Pretty jazzy, pretty funky, pretty different, pretty cool - it's going to be new and different - SIFAKA EP release is our Gig of the Week." - BBC Introducing

    We are looking forward to welcoming back Old Salopian Sam Wilson and his band, Sifaka, a 7-piece band from Leeds who are setting stages alight with their fusion of Soul, Rock and African Blues. 

    Following a string of UK Festivals (Live at Leeds, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Bath International Music Festival, HowTheLightGetsIn) Sifaka's EP Launch was covered in the New York Times and named BBC Introducing's 'Gig of the Week'.

    Growing up on the music of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, they now believe the spirit and sound of the Blues is to be found in the continent it first came from - Africa.  Sifaka have developed their own unique sound, taking them to the frontier of the Blues!

    Tickets £6.00 available from or 01743 280812

Friday 19 May 2017

  • 19:30
    'Medea' by Euripides, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May (Ashton Theatre)

    Euripides' famous tragedy upholds the saying that "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned".

    When the barbarian princess Medea is abandoned by her husband, she determines to seek revenge.

    Directed by Paul Fitzgerald, Head of Classics.

    Admission is free.

Tuesday 30 May 2017

    Five-day Lifeguard Course: 30th May - 3rd June 2017 (Gemini Pool)

    Shrewsbury School, in conjunction with The Royal Life Saving Society, are able to offer a five-day intensive Lifeguard course including 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.

    Gemini Pool, Shrewsbury School, SY3 7BA

    Course dates and times
    Monday 10th - Thursday 13th April, 8.30am to 6.30pm (Assessments take place on the morning of Saturday 3rd June.)

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

    Please complete the Registration Form and return to Shrewsbury School Sports Facilities Department via or 01743 280625.

Wednesday 31 May 2017

    Half-term Cricket Workshops at Shrewsbury School

    This summer, Shrewsbury School will be running a variety of cricket courses, which 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 programmed by Adam Shantry, Cricket Professional at Shrewsbury School, and delivered by a team of ECB qualified coaches.

    Dates and Prices
    Wednesday 31st May:   Batting Workshop - £32
    Thursday 1st June:    Bowling Workshop - £32

    Monday 17th - Friday 21st July:  5-day Cricket Course - £160

    Tuesday 8th August:   Batting Workshop - £32
    Wednesday 9th August:   Bowling Workshop - £32

    Tuesday 22nd August:   Batting Workshop - £32
    Wednesday 23rd August:   Bowling Workshop - £32

    Time: 10am - 4pm

    Head Coach: Adam Shantry
    Adam Shantry is the Cricket Professional at Shrewsbury School. He has 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. Now retired from the professional game, he enjoys passing on his knowledge of cricket to the next generation and is undertaking his ECB Level 4 coaching qualification. In addition to his role at Shrewsbury School, he also coaches for Glamorgan CCC.

    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 Registration 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.

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