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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.

Tuesday 25 November 2014

  • 19:15
    Careers: "Studying Law": Mr Stephen Webley, Admissions and Recruitment Manager, Birmingham University (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

    There is no charge for admission.

Wednesday 26 November 2014

  • 19:30
    Senior School Play: 'Cyrano de Bergerac' - 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th November (Ashton Theatre)

    Set in 17th century Paris, Edmond Rostand's swashbuckling comedy tells the story of Cyrano, a poet, scholar and soldier, who is cursed with an enormous nose. Convinced that he is too ugly to be loved, he is nonetheless besotted with the beautiful Roxane.

    When he discovers that she has fallen for Christian, a vacuous but handsome young aristocrat, he seizes the opportunity to give her the perfect romance, writing the words he wishes he could say and putting them in Christian's mouth.

    The play will run for four days from Wednesday 26th November to Saturday 29th November at 7.30 p.m. in the Ashton Theatre.  Admission is free but tickets are required and can be obtained from or from Dawn Dunn on 01743 280500.

Friday 28 November 2014

  • 19:15
    Bastille Society: "The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966 - 1976): Origin, Theatre and Consequences": Dr Yang-wen Zhang (Moser Library)

    Dr Zheng is the Senior Lecturer in Chinese History at the University of Manchester. She was raised in China and then studied at Cambridge University. She worked at the University of Pennsylvania and the National University of Singapore before Manchester.

    Dr Zheng’s original research interests focused on trade led her to focus on China’s relations with south east Asia and the Asian Cold War.

    Her book Dancing the Communist Revolution will be published in 2015.

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

Saturday 6 December 2014

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

    SAT Tests Shrewsbury School will be held in the Maidment Building on Saturday 6th December 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.

  • 19:30
    A Christmas Concert for Hope and Homes for Children (Maidment Building)

    To help bring the Michaelmas Term to a fitting conclusion, the Music Department will be presenting its annual Christmas Concert and raising funds for Home and Homes for Children.

    The concert will be packed full of festive musical treats performed by students from Shrewsbury School.

    Tickets £8 (to include a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie or two!) available from or Darren Wood on 01743 280812

Monday 8 December 2014

  • 19:30
    Shrewsbury School Staff present... Beatles and Blues Band in aid of the Shewsy


    For one night only... a not-to-be-missed event... Shrewsbury School Staff live on stage as Beatles tribute band 'One in Five'.

    Also featuring girl band 'Stars of 99' from the Shewsy.

    Tickets are available from Reception on 01743 280500, from the School Shop or online at
    Pupils: £2.50 beforehand; £3 on the door.
    Adults: £5 beforehand; £6 on the door.

    All money raised will go to the Shewsy Youth Club in Everton.

Tuesday 9 December 2014

  • 18:45
    Shrewsbury School Parents' Association Christmas Wine-Tasting with Supper (6.45pm - 9.15pm in Quod)


    On the last evening of term, while your children are having their Christmas Dinner in KH, come and enjoy tasting a selection of festive Tanners wines and a convivial supper in Quod.

    Sort out your Christmas wine order at the same time! Tanners are offering a 10% discount for orders on the night with delivery to your door, ready for Christmas.

    The format for the Wine Tasting is informal and relaxed. You'll be given a glass, a tasting sheet and a pencil and be invited to make your way leisurely round the tables and ask questions of the knowledgeable Tanners staff. And you'll also be able to enjoy some some yummy hot food and a chance to meet up with other parents.

    Tickets are £22.50 each and are available to order and pay for online at

    Time: from 6.45pm (after the Carol Service) till 9.15pm.

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