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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 30 March 2015

  • 21:00
    Easter Holiday Sports Courses

    Courses in Trampolining, Fencing, Archery, Tennis and Swimming for children aged 7 - 16 (ages 4+ for Swimming) are on offer at Shrewsbury School during the Easter holidays.

    To download the Shrewsbury School Academy and Sporting programme for the Easter holidays 2015 and a Registration Form, please click on the images above.

    To book a place on any of our academy and sporting courses, please complete the Registration Form and return 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.


Saturday 4 April 2015

  • 19:30
    The National Youth Wind Orchestra at the Alington Hall

    The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain is coming to Shrewsbury!

    Conducted by Mark Heron, The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain will be performing on Saturday 4th April 2015 at Alington Hall, Shrewsbury School. The concert is due to start at 7:30pm and includes works from living British composers in addition to Ticheli’s Symphony No.2 and Grainger’s Marching Song of Democracy. Euphonium soloist, David Thornton will also join the orchestra to perform Kit Turnbull’s Blue Rider. The concert showcases some of the UK’s finest young woodwind, brass and  percussion players. A definite must see!

    Tickets (£12, £8 concessions) can be purchased either from NYWO’s website – – or from Windband Ltd (9 Greyfriars Road, Shrewsbury; call (01743) 367482 or email and also at the door. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday 7 April 2015

  • 9:30
    'Come and Sing in Our Choir in a Day': An invitation from the National Children's Choir

    The National Children's Choir of Great Britain invite all young people aged 9 - 14 who love to sing to come and sing in their Choir in a Day!

    Date: Tuesday 7th April 2015
    Time: 9.30am - 3.45pm
    Venue: Quod, Shrewsbury School

    The cost will be £10 for the day. Please bring a packed lunch.

    To register, or for more information, email or phone 07894 021279

Monday 20 April 2015

  • 19:15
    da Vinci Society: "Surrealism and Photography": Fergus Reid (Art School)

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

Friday 24 April 2015

  • 19:15
    Bastille Society: "The Battle of the Somme": Philip Stevens (Moser Library)

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

  • 19:15
    Darwin Society: "Particle Physics": Dr Mat Charles (Science Lecture Theatre)

    This lecture takes place in the Science Lecture Theatre and members of the public are welcome to attend. There is no charge for admission.

Saturday 25 April 2015

  • 19:30
    The Marriage of Figaro - Saturday 25th & 26th April (Alington Hall)

    In recent years the singing students of Shrewsbury School have presented evenings of opera in the summer term. Past performances have included Dido and Aeneas, The Magic Flute and Carmen.

    Mozart's wonderful setting of Beaumarchais' Marriage of Figaro is this year's offering - performed in English on both Saturday and Sunday, with Shrewsbury students singing all of the major roles.

    These promise to be very special and hugely enjoyable evenings of youthful operatic endeavour and talent.

    Admission is FREE with a retiring collection in aid of Shrewsbury School Musical Activities.

    Reserve your tickets at or from Darren Wood on 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