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Thursday 30 October 2014

    Shrewsbury School's October Half-Term Course for children: Archery – 30th October

    Children of all archery abilities are welcome to attend this one day coaching session with the School’s Head Archery Instructor. All budding archers will experience a full day of coaching in an enjoyable and safe environment, teaching safety, aim, shooting accurately and achieving that all important Gold!

    This course is for 7-13 year old boys and girls. There is no minimum requirement and complete beginners are welcome to attend. 

    Date, time and price:
    30th October (9am – 3pm) - £25

    You will need:
    Sports clothing, including a long-sleeved top; a packed lunch, with drinks and snacks.

    To book, please complete a Registration Form and return to Shrewsbury Schools Sports Facilities Department, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA.

    For more information, please contact our Sports Facilities Manager, Ed Moore, on 01743 280625 or

Friday 7 November 2014

  • 19:15
    da Vinci Society Lecture by Desmond Shawe Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures (Art School)

    In 1714 George I ascended the throne as the first British monarch of the German House of Hanover.  With the dawn of a new dynastic age came a silent revolution – one of the most dramatic periods of change across all aspects of British political, intellectual and cultural life.

    To mark the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the Georgian era, this talk explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II as a product of a time when Britain was the world’s most liberal, commercial and modern society.  Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, will talk about a selection of the 300 works in the Royal Collection brought together for the current exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. 

Saturday 8 November 2014

    Open Day for 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 email For further information and enquiries, please contact Nikki Bevan on 01743 280521.

  • 7:30
    SAT Exams (end 1.00pm) (Maidment Building)

    SAT Tests Shrewsbury School will be held in the Maidment Building on Saturday 8th November 2014. Admittance commences at 7.30am and closes at 8am for all tests.

    The easiest way to get to The Maidment Building is from the Kennedy Road entrance.  There is a small car park infront of Kingsland House, and additional parking behind Kingsland Hall.  Please see our Directions page for more details and a site map.

Friday 14 November 2014

  • 19:15
    Bastille Society: "Monty, Dempsey and Rommel in the Great War": Dr Peter Caddick-Adams (Moser Library)

    Dr Peter Caddick-Adams (OS) is a military author and historian and has been lecturer in Military and Security Studies at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham.

    He regularly broadcasts on TV and radio, and is the author of numerous books and articles, including By God They Can Fight (1996), The Fight For Iraq (2004), Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives (2011) and Monty Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell (2012). He was a member of Churchill’s between 1974 and 1978 (and had Dr Gee as a teacher!).

    This lecture takes place in the Moser Library and members of the public are very welcome to attend. There is no charge for admission.

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