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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.

Monday 27 February 2017

  • 19:30
    Art Society: 'Love and Marriage in the Renaissance': Nick Ross, Art History Abroad (Art School)

    Nicholas Ross is Director of Art History Abroad. He has taught in Italy for over 30 years and has published books on Canaletto, Miro and an artistic guide to Florence. His love of Italy is infectious.

    His lecture is entitled 'Love and Marriage in the Renaissance'. This is where anthropology meets high art.  It is a lecture that connects something that we know in our own lives to the lives of men and women during the Renaissance. It is food for thought for a general audience and full of detail for the student of Art History.  

    The lecture takes place in the Art School and is open to members of the public. There is no charge for admission.

    Please email Amanda Barrow at if you are interested in attending.

Tuesday 28 February 2017

  • 19:30
    Careers: "Journalism and Broadcasting" Jay Rayner, Journalist, Restaurant Critic, Novelist, TV & Radio Presenter (Science Lecture Theatre)

    This talk takes place in the Science Lecture Theatre and is open to parents as well as Shrewsbury School students - and to students at other schools.

    If you would like to bring a large group, please contact the Careers Secretary, Mrs Scimia, on 01743 280556 or email

Monday 6 March 2017

  • 17:30
    Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir sings Evensong in Lichfield Cathedral

    Shrewsbury's Chapel Choir is in very fine form under its Director, Alex Mason. In the past two years, the Choir has sung Evensong at St George's Chapel Windsor, Worcester Cathedral, Southwell Minster, Tewkesbury Abbey, The Queen's College Oxford and, last September, Jesus College Cambridge.

    Come and join them for a service of uplifting choral music in a return visit to Lichfield Cathedral on Monday 6th March 2017 at 5.30pm.

    Following the service, the Headmaster and senior members of staff, including the Director of Music John Moore, will be hosting a Drinks Reception in the Cathedral.

    We will be running a Supporters' Coach from Shrewsbury to Lichfield free of charge. It will leave at 3.30pm from the Alington Hall.

    Places at Evensong are limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting Nikki Bevan, email, tel. 01743 280521. Please also let her know if you are able to attend the Drinks Reception and if you would like to book a place on the coach.

Sunday 12 March 2017

  • 18:00
    Shrewsbury School performs in the Cadogan Hall, London SW1X 9DQ

    Shrewsbury School’s Symphony and Wind Orchestras return to perform in the splendid setting of the prestigious Cadogan Hall, alongside musicians from the old Salopian community and other invited guests.

    It promises to be one of the major highlights of the School's concert season in one of the great concert venues in the UK, conveniently situated near Sloane Square.

    Cadogan Hall is the home to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and hosts a full season of concerts, including the Proms, as well as having been a much used BBC Radio 3 venue.


    Haydn Symphony No. 104 (London)
    Marquez Danzon No. 2
    Beethoven    Piano Concerto No. 1 (1st movement)
    (Soloist: Both Ruechuseth)
    Weber Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra
    Sibelius Finlandia (conducted by Henry Kennedy (OS))
    Arnold Scottish Dances
    Horowitz Euphonium Concerto (1st movement)

    Tickets cost £15 (£5 for under-18s) and may be booked online via the Cadogan Hall website or from the Cadogan Hall Box Office: 020 7730 4500.

    High tea will be served in the foyer at the Cadogan Hall before the concert from 4.30 - 5.30pm. All members of the audience are warmly invited to attend - please contact Nikki Bevan if you wish to do so (email; tel. 01743 280521).

    A Supporters’ Coach will travel to London from Shrewsbury on Sunday 12th March, leaving at 11.30 am from Kingsland Hall. Seats on the coach must be reserved in advance by emailing Nikki Bevan (contact details above).

    The cost of each seat is £10 and can be paid either by cheque (made payable to Shrewsbury School) or can be added to the School bill.

    The coach will return after the concert at 8.45pm.

Friday 17 March 2017

  • 19:30
    Semi-Toned: Sing Theory (Alington Hall)

    We are thrilled to welcome the fabulous winners of this year’s ‘The Choir: Gareth Malone’s Best in Britain’, shown on BBC 2.

    Founded in 2010, and featuring Old Salopian Rob Cross, Semi-Toned is an all male a cappella group comprised of students from the University of Exeter.

    The group started out as a barbershop quintet, before establishing themselves as a contemporary group with a wide range of repertoire. Praised for their creativity, uniqueness and vocal acrobatics the group embraces music of a variety of genres to ensure there really is something for everyone in any of their shows.

    The group were featured on Olly Murs’ UK-wide tour in 2015, alongside the release of their highly acclaimed music video, ‘Rich Man’, which quickly became a viral hit. Later that year, they won the Voice Festival UK and in 2016 they embarked on an East Coast tour of the US.

    Semi-Toned perform at the Edinburgh Fringe every year and have received 5* reviews for all their shows to date, with 'Toned Up' winning the highly coveted Bobby Award, reserved for the highest-rated shows of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    “The charm in this group lies within the fact that they don’t take themselves too seriously, and that each member brings their own quirky style to every number. This individuality is a breath of fresh air from the traditional show choir set-up, as they relate to the audience as people, not just shiny, stagey, Glee cut-outs.”
    (Natasha Grainger, Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

    Tickets £10 available from or 01743 280812.

Friday 24 March 2017

  • 19:00
    Shrewsbury School Parents' Association presents... The Shaken Not Stirred Ball



    Please contact our own 'Miss Moneypenny' - Dawn Dunn at or telephone 01743 280500.

Monday 10 April 2017

    Five-day Lifeguard Course: 10th - 14th April

    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
    Monday 10th - Thursday 13th April, 8.30am to 6.30pm (Assessment takes place on the morning of Friday 14th April)

    £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.

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