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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.

Saturday 10 September 2016

  • 10:15
    Open Day for prospective 16+ entrants

    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.

    Places must be booked in advance, please see our Open Day page, which includes an online booking form.

Monday 12 September 2016

  • 19:30
    Art Society Lecture: 'Getting Nearer' - Humphrey Ocean, RA (Ashton Theatre)

    From 1971 to 1973, Humphrey Ocean was bass player with Kilburn and the Highroads and was elected a Royal Academician in 2004.

    He has painted Paul McCartney and Tony Benn, and in 1984 he painted a portrait of Philip Larkin for the National Portrait Gallery, which was described by Nick Hornby as "unanswerable".

    Four years later he went to Northern Brazil with the American anthropologist Stephen Nugent, and their book 'Big Mouth: The Amazon Speaks' was published by Fourth Estate in 1990.

    His work is in the British Council Collection, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Imperial War Museum, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, National Maritime Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum.

    In 2009 he appeared in Life Class: Today's Nude on Channel 4 television. A series of new portraits A handbook of modern life was shown at the National Portrait Gallery for nine months 2012-2013.

    Tickets are free and will be soon available to reserve at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool

Thursday 22 September 2016

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    Shrewsbury School Sponsored Walk for The Shewsy

    On Thursday 22nd September, the whole School will be heading out into the Shropshire hills to take part in a Sponsored Walk to raise much-needed funds for The Shewsy. This is an event that takes place every five years and has proved in the past to be one of those special occasions that brings the whole School together in a shared endeavour.

    This year we are hoping to raise £70,000 and we are asking each pupil to aim at a target of £100.

    Each House has an online page for donations:
    https://mydonate.bt.com/teams/shrewsburywalkforshewsy There will be a prize for the House that together raises the most money per head.

    If any parents or Old Salopians would like to join in with the Walk, they would be most welcome. Please email Nick David: npd@shrewsbury.org.uk

    For more details about the Walk, please see: Shrewsbury School Sponsored Walk for The Shewsy 2016

Tuesday 27 September 2016

  • 18:15
    Chapel Choir sing Evensong in Jesus College, Cambridge

    On Tuesday 27th September 2016, the School's Chapel Choir will sing Evensong in Jesus College, Cambridge.

    The Choir is in very fine form at the moment under its Director, Mr Alex Mason, and and numbers have blossomed since the recent introduction of full co-education. In the past two years the Choir has sung at Southwell Minster, Tewkesbury Abbey, The Queen’s College, Oxford and Manchester Cathedral.

    They are very much looking forward to singing in the beautiful surroundings of Jesus College Chapel, which is the oldest college chapel in Cambridge, having starting life as a church serving the 12th century Benedictine nunnery of St Radegund. 

    Directly after the service, there will be a drinks reception in the Webb Library in college, hosted by a number of senior school staff including the Director of Music, Mr John Moore. Parents and friends of the School are warmly invited to attend. Please email nbevan@shrewsbury.org.uk if you would like to do so.

Saturday 5 November 2016

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

    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.

    Places must be booked in advance, please see our Open Day page, which includes an online booking form.

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