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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 11 February 2016

  • 19:30
    Lecture: "Prisoners of Geography": Mr Tim Marshall, journalist (Ashton Theatre)

    Tim Marshall is a writer, journalist and broadcaster and was the Diplomatic and Foreign Affairs Editor at Sky News. 

    He has reported from 30 countries and covered the conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel. 

    More recently he has set up a current affairs website exploring issues of the day at home and abroad with expert contributors giving insight and background beyond what is reported through the mass media - 

    The focus of his lecture will be geopolitics and arguments laid out in his recent book Prisoners of Geography, published by Elliott & Thompson, which has received positive reviews from many quarters.

Friday 12 February 2016

  • 19:00
    All-night sports event in aid of Medic Malawi (ends 7am Saturday 13 February)

    In a bid to raise funds for Medic Malawi and the Shrewsbury School Eye Clinic, 30 pupils and staff will be staging an all-night sponsored sports event on Friday 12th February - playing 10 sports in 10 hours. 

    If you would like to sponsor them and help pay for sight-restoring work at the Eye Clinic, please see their event page on Just Giving:

  • 19:30
    An Evening of Chamber Performances given by the Music Scholars of Shrewsbury School (Holywell Room, Oxford)

    This is one of the three musical events that constitute Shrewsbury School’s “Music in the Heart of England Concerts” in Manchester, Oxford and Birmingham during January and February. These culminate in a gala performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem in Birmingham Town Hall on Sunday 28th February.

    The programme in Oxford will contain some sparkling solos such as Franz Liszt’s La Campanella for solo piano, part of Brahms’ E Minor Cello sonata, Cesar Franck’s wonderful sonata for violin and the first movement of Prokefiev’s flute sonata. There are also some terrific Chamber items, such as the Czech composer Martinu’s vivacious and sparkling ‘Revue de Cuisine’ for mixed chamber ensemble, a Handel trio sonata for Recorder, cello and organ and a fabulous trio for Flute, Cello and Piano by Louise Farrenc.

    Galin Ganchev will also be joining us from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he is currently studying and he will play works by Scriabin and Chopin. In addition, some of our finest young singers will be presenting some not-to-missed solo song settings; the entire evening promises to be Shrewsbury music at its very best and well worth coming to hear.

    Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are now extremely limited so must be reserved in advance, please, by contacting Nikki Bevan ( or 01743 280521).

    There will also be a pre-concert reception, held in the wonderful surroundings of St Peter’s College, Oxford at 5.30pm. Please let Nikki Bevan know if you are able to attend.

    A supporters’ coach will leave from the Alington Hall at 12.45pm, seats are free but limited. Booking is required. The coach will drop off at Beaumont Street in Oxford City centre in time for the reception and concert and will depart Oxford for Shrewsbury at approx. 9.30pm.

    There are two other opportunities this term to hear our pupils perform in venues outside Shrewsbury.

    • On Friday 29th January, Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir sing Evensong in Manchester Cathedral. Please click here for further details.
    • On Sunday 28th February, the Shrewsbury School Symphony Orchestra, Choral Society, Chapel Choir and Chamber Choir will perform Verdi's Requiem in Birmingham Town Hall. Please click here for further details and to book tickets.

Monday 22 February 2016

  • 19:30
    Art Society Lecture: "Turner's Truth" - Andrew Graham Dixon (Maidment Auditorium) - NOW SOLD OUT

    BBC superstar Andrew Graham-Dixon is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television in the English-speaking world.

    He has presented numerous landmark series on art for the BBC, including the acclaimed A History of British Art, Renaissance and Art of Eternity, as well as numerous individual documentaries on art and artists.

    For more than 20 years he has published a weekly column on art, first in The Independent and, more recently, in The Sunday Telegraph.

    He has written a number of acclaimed books, on subjects ranging from medieval painting and sculpture to the art of the present.

    This lecture takes place in the Maidment Auditorium.

    Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT. If you would like your name to be added to our waiting list, please contact Juliet Young on 01743 280812 or email

Saturday 27 February 2016

    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.

Sunday 28 February 2016

  • 19:30
    Shrewsbury School performs Verdi's Requiem (Birmingham Town Hall)

    The Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi is one of the undoubted masterpieces of the choral repertoire, with its fiery Dies Irae and moments of huge operatic beauty.

    This performance is given by Shrewsbury School Symphony Orchestra and guests, Shrewsbury School Choral Society, incorporating Shrewsbury School Community Choir, Shrewsbury School Chapel and Chamber Choirs and guest choristers.

    It promises to be one of the major highlights of the School's concert season in one of the great concert venues in the UK.

    Soloists: Claire Morris (soprano), Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (mezzo soprano), Gareth Dafydd Morris (tenor) and Jonathan May (bass).

    Tickets £12 / £8 are now on sale. These can be booked either through the Birmingham Town Hall Box Office on 0121 345 0600 or by downloading and completing a booking form and returning it to Nikki Bevan, Marketing Manager, Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA or via email to

    There are two other opportunities this term to hear our pupils perform in venues outside Shrewsbury.

    • On Friday 29th January, Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir sing Evensong in Manchester Cathedral. Please click here for further details.
    • On Friday 12th February, there is an Evening of Chamber Music Perfomances given by Shrewsbury School Music Scholars in the Holywell Rooms in Oxford. Please click here for further details and to book tickets.

Monday 7 March 2016

  • 18:00
    Art: Opening of Art Scholars' Exhibition (Art School)

    The launch of a new series of annual exhibitions showcasing the work of our art scholars, from Third Form to Upper Sixth (runs until 18th March).

Friday 18 March 2016

    SSPA presents The March Hares Ball - Tickets are ON SALE NOW

    Following on from the sell-out success of 'The Ball of Siam' and 'Lara's Ball', the Shrewsbury School Parents Association is proud to present 'The March Hares Ball'.
    Follow us down the rabbit hole to experience the wonderland banquet, fine wines and marvellous entertainment. Don’t be late for this very important date! Places are limited, so please get your requests in early for this magical evening.
    Tickets can be purchased as a table of 12, or individually. House tables will be organised through Housemasters or House Hosts, please contact Dawn Dunn for more information. 
    At SSPA events our aim is to maximise time for parents to interact and socialise and there will be no further solicitation for monies at this event - e.g. Raffles/Auctions etc. We are a not-for-profit organisation; any surplus made will be donated to a chosen charity and/or help towards future events.
    For more details and a booking form, please click on the image (right).

    Please tickets, please contact Dawn Dunn at or phone 01743 280500.
    We are grateful for the companies that have generously sponsored this event: Anwyl Homes & Construction, Howden Insurance, Pure Telecom and Royston Blythe.
    The SSPA looks forward to your presence on the night.

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