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Tuesday 22 August 2017

    Summer 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
    Monday 17th - Friday 21st July:  5-day Cricket Course - £160

    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.

Friday 8 September 2017

  • 7:30
    Kit & McConnel - Musical Cabaret (Maidment Auditorium)

    Kit and McConnel have become firm favourites at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and throughout the UK, where their brand of sharply honed, observant and times wickedly funny song writing sets them apart from the ordinary.

    They are simply one of the most entertaining and hilarious duos currently on the UK comedy circuit. Come and enjoy the brilliance of Kit Hesketh Harvey's lyrics and rapier wit and also the wonderful piano playing and creativity of James McConnel.

    Their latest Festival show promises to be a treat to enjoy at Shrewsbury. Not to be missed!

    Suitable for ages 14+

    "Achingly funny" – The Times
    "Cabaret royalty" – Time Out
    "A national treasure" – The Telegraph
    "witty, topical, subversive and musically accomplished" - Evening Standard

    Tickets £15.00 each from /shrewsburyschool or Juliet Young on 01743 280812

Saturday 9 September 2017

  • 19:30
    Public Lecture with Terry Waite CBE: 'Survival in Solitude' (Ashton Theatre)

    Terry Waite has worked in conflict situations the world over. As a member of the Archbishop of Canterbury's private staff, he successfully negotiated the release of many hostages during the 1980s.  But in 1987, while attempting to secure the release of four men held in Lebanon, he was taken hostage himself. He survived almost five years in strict solitary confinement.

    Terry Waite is a co-founder of YCare, Hostage UK, and President of Emmaus for the Homeless. He is involved with many other organisations concerned with prisoners and the vulnerable. He is the recipient of many Honary Doctorates from the UK and overseas and has been awarded the MBE and CBE.

    In his talk he will discuss the reasons for his captivity; the conditions under which he was kept; and the way he managed to maintain mental, spiritual and physical health in an extreme situation.

    He will refer to his book, Out of the Silence, in which he speaks about the importance of language and memory in maintaining inner cohesion. Signed copies of this book will be available for purchase on the evening.

    Tickets are FREE but must be reserved in advance, either online at or from Juliet Young, email, tel. 01743 280812.

Wednesday 27 September 2017

  • 18:00
    Chapel Choir sings Evensong at Keble College, Oxford

    All are welcome to attend this service of Evensong sung by our Chapel Choir in the splendour of the chapel of Keble College, Oxford.

    After the service, the Headmaster and senior members of staff will be hosting a reception at the nearby Pitt Rivers Museum on South Parks Road (postcode OX1 3PP) for all members of the congregation.

    We hope to run a Supporters' Coach from Shrewsbury to Oxford, returning after the reception.

    Please contact Nikki Bevan ( to confirm your attendance at Evensong or to book a place on the coach.

Friday 29 September 2017

  • 19:30
    All the King's Men (Alington Hall)

    A multi-award-winning a cappella group based at King's College London, All The King’s Men combine tight vocal harmonies with mesmerising choreography presenting a highly entertaining show for any occasion.

    They are the voices that are defining a genre, and as we go to press have just risen to fame on BBC1’s Pitch Battle, making it through to the final of the show which is currently putting a cappella music back in the spotlight in Britain.

    With 5 stars and official sell-outs, their all-vocal covers from Bowie to Beyoncé are a must-see!

    The United States, Moscow, Milan, Cannes, Seoul and many more have enjoyed this slick 9-piece live on tour. Their albums and videos have received recognition as far as the Los Angeles A Capella Festival, making AtKM the most nominated British group in a cappella award history!

    "A cappella heavyweights" (The Telegraph)

    "Slick, charming, professional… fun!" ★★★★★ (

    "You'll love this!" (BBC Radio 2)

    We are really excited to welcome the boys back; All the Kings Men have a very special connection with Shrewsbury School as they were founded by OS Henry Southern and at the moment feature two more Old Salopians; George Fowler and Alfred Mitchell.

    This concert follows their sell-out performance in 2015 – early booking is advised!

    Tickets £15.00 each from or Juliet Young on 01743 280812

Saturday 30 September 2017

  • 19:30
    Mr Darwin's Tree by Riding Lights Theatre Company (Ashton Theatre)

    Mr Darwin's Tree

    is a one-man play about Charles Darwin, written by noted playwright and director Murray Watts, and starring leading British film, TV and theatre actor Andrew Harrison.

    Mr Darwin's Tree has been described as “a brilliant, fast-paced and beautifully detailed performance” (Church Times). BroadwayBaby reported that “Mr Darwin’s Tree explores not only science, but religion, the divine intricacies of the soul, and what it is to be human…. A rare treat.”

    Hailed at the Edinburgh Festival as “an elegantly conceived, clever and highly informative performance, overflowing with gentle humour and charm” (Three Weeks), the play explores the life and work of Charles Darwin within the contexts of science, faith and family.

    Andrew Harrison has worked in film, TV, theatre and radio for over 30 years. His theatre credits include Glyn and It with Dame Penelope Keith on national tour, the premier tour of Peter Nichol’s Blue Murder and the West End Production with the late Sir Michael Hordern of Trelawny of the Wells.

    Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s drama department. His film credits include An Ideal Husband, The Sea Change, A Little Loving and Dorian Gray. For TV: Florence Nightingale, The Life of Pepys, Miss Marple, 2000 Acres of Sky, The Bill, Birds of a Feather, You Rang M’Lord?, Beyond Narnia and Summer in Transylvania.

    Tickets are FREE but must be reserved in advance, either online at or from Juliet Young, email, tel. 01743 280812.

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