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Friday 1 May 2015

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

    Concert performances by Sixth Former Galin Ganchev have become something of a phenomenon at Shrewsbury School. Word spread very quickly within a few months of his arrival in 2010 that we had in our midst a pianist of quite exceptional talent. Galin’s stunning performances have attracted a large and loyal audience.

    If you have not yet had the privilege to experience the quality of Galin’s wonderful pianism, please do come and hear him while you still can…! He leaves Shrewsbury at the end of this term to begin his studies at the Royal College of Music in London.

    Galin began his piano studies at the age of six and later underwent more formal tuition for six years at the Dobri Hristov National School of Arts in Varna, Bulgaria. He then continued his piano studies for a further year with Stanislava Stavreva and since September 2010 has been studying with the internationally acclaimed Anglo- Italian pianist Peter Bradley-Fulgoni at Shrewsbury School.

    “My desire to practise the piano and give concerts has led me to the threshold of what promises to be a fascinating and magical life. I love to make my audiences experience the works of music I perform at the deepest emotional level. 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.”

    Programme to include:
    Suite No.9 in G Minor - Handel
    E Flat sonata No.62 - Haydn
    Polonaise Fantasia op.61 - Chopin
    “Visions fugitives” Op. 22 - Prokofiev
    “Appassionato” Op. 57 - Beethoven

    Admission is FREE with a retiring collection in aid of Galin's desire to purchase a new piano to use in his home town of Varna.

    Tickets must be booked in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or Darren Wood on 01743 280812.

Saturday 9 May 2015

  • 10:15
    Open Day for prospective 13+ and 14+ entry

    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.

    To book a place, please see our Open Day Page.

Saturday 6 June 2015

  • 22:15
    Open Day for prospective 16+ entry

    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.

    To book a place, please see our Open Day Page.

Monday 3 August 2015

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    Shrewsbury Rowing Courses - Day Camp: 3rd - 7th August; Residential Camp 9th - 15th August

    Learn to row or develop your skills in inspirational surroundings.

    This new course has been developed for boys and girls aged 11-15 (Years 7-10) to give them an opportunity to immerse themselves in all things rowing. No previous experience in a boat is necessary but the course will be tailored to the needs of the participants. Students with previous experience will work to develop the skills necessary to progress further in the sport.

    Lead Coach Paul Manser has coached rowing at Shrewsbury for the last seven years. An Old Salopian, he has been involved in the sport since the age of 14 and produced a number of National and International champions. A variety of boats will be used on the course from singles, doubles, quads and octoples.

    Some of the other activites on offer will be recreational swimming, tennis, a kayaking afternoon and team building games.

    Dates & Prices:
    The Day Camp will be based at the Yale Boat House from 9am to 4pm, Monday 3rd to Friday 7th August 2015
    Cost: £295

    The Residential Camp will run from Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th August. Accommodation will be in one of the School's boarding houses and this will form a base for social activities. All meals will be served in Kingsland Hall dining room on campus.
    Cost: £550 (fully inclusive)

    To apply for a place, please download an application form: Shrewsbury Rowing Courses 2015 Application Form

    Further information is included in the Shrewsbury Rowing Course Newsletter

    Twitter: @UKRowingCourses

    For more details, please email ShrewsburyRowingCourses@gmail.com

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
Headmaster