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Forthcoming Events

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

Tuesday 22 April 2014

  • 21:00
    Term starts. Boarders need to return by 9pm; day pupils start on Wednesday 23rd April

Sunday 27 April 2014

  • 12:00
    Sports Awards Lunch 2014 (Kingsland Hall)

    All current members of the Upper Sixth, their parents and Old Salopians are invited to attend the Sports Awards Lunch on Sunday 27th April at 12.00noon in Kingsland Hall.

    It is kindly hosted by the Salopian Club and there will be a keynote speech by Richard Bevan (DB 1974-78), Chief Executive of the League Managers Association.

    Sports Awards will be presented to Upper Sixth students during the lunch.

    For further information and tickets, please contact Vicki Moeller on vsm@shrewsbury.org.uk or 01743 280697.

Tuesday 29 April 2014

  • 19:00
    Music: Junior Wind Prizes (Maidment Building)

    The annual Wind Prizes are a popular fixture in our Music calendar, and spectators - friends, staff or family members - are welcome to come along and lend their support.

    The Junior Prizes are for performers from grade 1 - grade 6 ability, and the Intermediates (Tuesday 6th May) are for performers of grade 7 / grade 8 ability.

    The Senior Wind Prizes take place in the Maidment Building on Friday 2nd May at 7.00pm. This class is a real showcase of the top wind playing at school with performers of grade 8 ability and above (right up to post diploma standard) - and is always an excellent evening.

Thursday 1 May 2014

  • 19:30
    The Philip Clouts Jazz Quartet Entertain (Maidment Auditorium)

    Philip Clouts Jazz Ensemble

    We are delighted to announce the return of the Philip Clouts Quartet, who last appeared at Shrewsbury in 2011 in a performance that simply oozed high quality jazz.

    When pianist Philip Clouts began his collaboration with F-IRE collective saxophonist Carlos Lopez-Real in 2008, sparks flew and a formidable new unit was born.

    The Quartet perform melodic contemporary jazz pieces that have been inspired by the sights and sounds of the Sennen Cove area while staying true to their own musical roots in African and Latin music. Their music has already attracted airplay on BBC Radio 3, Jazz FM, UK Jazz Radio and Radio Bremen.

    The evening will feature Shrewsbury School students performing a piece that they have worked on during an afternoon workshop with Carlos Lopez-Real.

    The concert is kindly supported by the Friends of SSMA.

    Tickets £8 from www.shrewsburyschool.ticketsource.co.uk or Darren Wood on 01743 280812

Welcome to Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury School is moving towards full co-education.

Building on the outstanding success of the introduction of girls into our Sixth Form in 2008, girls will be welcomed at Third Form and Fourth Form level (aged 13 and 14) from September 2014.

Please contact the Admissions Office for more information: Tel: 01743 280552 admissions@shrewsbury.org.uk.

Headmaster

Whilst 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 believe our traditional values and time-honoured reputation will be enhanced in the future by a dynamic development plan to fully embrace the advantages of 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