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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 25 May 2017

  • 19:30
    Junior Concert (Maidment Auditorium)

    A fantastic programme featuring some of our Third and Fourth Form musicians performing solos and as part of smaller chamber ensembles.

    Please do come and support this concert and enjoy the opportunity to hear some of our aspiring musicians who are the future of music at Shrewsbury.

    Tickets are free and will be available on the door.

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
    Tuesday 30th May - Saturday 3rd June, 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.

Wednesday 7 June 2017

  • 18:30
    Summer Organ Recitals - 7th, 15th & 21st June at 6.30pm (Chapel)

    Join us in the magnificent School Chapel for our annual season of Summer Organ Recitals, which take place on Wednesday 7th June, 14th June and 21st June at 6.30pm.

    The first recital in the series is given by Dr John Godwin and organ pupils from Shrewsbury School.

    The programme for each recital will last about an hour and a complementary glass of wine and strawberries will be served afterwards.

    Admission is free and no prior booking is required.

Sunday 18 June 2017

  • 9:00
    Shrewsbury Half Marathon - please support 'Team Shrewsbury School'

    ‘Team Shrewsbury School’ will once again be pounding the streets of our lovely town on Sunday 18th June, partly as a personal challenge and partly to raise money for a very worthy cause in this year’s Shrewsbury Half Marathon.

    Their chosen charity is the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, the busiest children's hospital in the country, which has played a significant role in the life of one particular Shrewsbury School pupil who has spent much of his life in and out of the hospital as a result of a rare condition. 

    To sponsor Team Shrewsbury School, please donate using this link:

Monday 7 August 2017

    Shrewsbury Rowing Course - Day Camp: 7th - 11th August

    We are delighted to be running our very popular and successful rowing courses again in August 2017, offering 11-16-year-olds a chance to learn to row or develop their skills in inspirational surroundings.

    Feedback from last summer:

    “Thank you for arranging such an amazing week. Mungo tells me it was the best week of his life!”

    “Katie had an amazing time and hasn't stopped talking since she arrived home!  From my side the organisation was seamless and I especially enjoyed the daily Dropbox photos.”

    “Thomas has absolutely loved his time with you… and has gained so much confidence during the course. He's made some lovely friends, enjoyed the boarding and the fun and games. The week has been one of the highlights of his summer.”

    Dates and fees for 2017

    Day Camp:  7th - 11th August 2017  -  £370 

    Residential Course: 13th - 19th August 2017  -   £630 (fully inclusive) - Please note that this course is now fully booked

    Both courses are open to boys and girls aged 11 to 16 years; no experience necessary.

    To apply for a place, please download an application form: Shrewsbury Rowing Courses 2017 Application Form

    Further information is included in the Shrewsbury Rowing Courses Newsletter

    Twitter: @UKRowingCourses

    For more details, please email

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