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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 6 June 2015

  • 10:15
    Open Day for prospective 16+ entry

    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.

    To book a place, please see our Open Day Page.

Sunday 7 June 2015

  • 19:30
    The Barbican Piano Trio (Maidment Building)

    The Barbican Piano Trio is regarded as one of the UK’s leading ensembles with a reputation for stimulating performances, breadth of repertoire and exceptional audience rapport. Shortly after it was formed, the Trio won the South East Arts Young Musicians’ Platform which led to concerts throughout the region and a recording contract with ASV.

    Two years later it won the Royal Overseas League Ensemble Prize and was selected for the Park Lane Group’s Young Artists and 20th Century Music Series. Within three years the Trio was broadcasting on BBC Radio 3 and the World Service as well as on TV and radio in Chicago, Boston, New York, Washington DC and in Bulgaria.

    The Trio performs regularly at London’s Wigmore Hall and their cycle of the complete Beethoven piano trios featured in the Master Concert Series, receiving stunning feedback.
    Please do come along and enjoy this spectacular Trio as they perform a delightful programme that will include works by Haydn, Fauré and Tchaikovsky.

    Kindly sponsored by Mary Allen

    Tickets £8 from or Darren Wood on 01743 280812

Thursday 11 June 2015

  • 14:00
    Careers: European Universities Conference (Ashton Theatre)

    Thursday 11th June 2.00 – 4.30 p.m. in the Ashton Theatre

    The conference will cover the key issues to consider before applying to Higher Education institutes in Europe, and some guidance on how to prepare for application.

    It is aimed at prospective students and their parents and is open to students at other schools as well as those at Shrewsbury.  There is no charge for admission.

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


      What do students most want to know? - Mark Huntinton (A Star Future)

      Studying international courses in Holland - Trika Harms zum Spreckel (Erasmus University College, Rotterdam)

      Study Medicine: the pros and cons of studying Medicine overseas - Ben Ambrose (Platform Education UK)

      Tips on choosing a Business School abroad - Sheena Ferrero (IE University, Spain)

      What is it really like studying abroad? - Tristan Bland (current student at Les Roches International School of Hotel Management)

      Q&A - panel

      There will be time for informal questions and tea will be available at the close of the conference.

    Sunday 21 June 2015

    • 9:30
      Please support Team Shrewsbury School running the Shrewsbury Half Marathon

      Team Shrewsbury School will be running the Shrewsbury Half Marathon on Sunday 21st June and would be grateful for your support.

      The team will be raising money for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). The logo will be on their running vests, to raise awareness of the condition, and the charity. 

      The Hunt Charity Rep, Alex Shaw, writes:
      "CRY is a relatively new charity now in its 20th year and researches the causes of sudden cardiac death in young people, offering a nationwide heart screening and bereavement programme.  With our school so heavily invested in sport, this charity represents a very relevant cause, as even the fittest and healthiest sportsmen and sportswomen can be affected by fatal cardiac anomalies, and be oblivious to it." If anyone would like to find out anything more about the charity, please follow the link below:

      You can donate online:

      Some of the runners will be raising money for Scleroderma UK as part of Mr Giles Bell's 'Team GB', supporting research into a rare autoimmune condition. Mr Bell writes: "The reason we are running for the Scleroderma Society is that my son Reggie has this condition and has to undergo some quite nasty treatment for the next two years. It is a rare condition: only 12,000 people in the UK suffer from it and it currently has no cure. The charity has no government funding and relies on support from ventures such as this. The majority of the money raised will go to research into finding a cure."

      Team GB's donation page is:

    Monday 22 June 2015

      Salopian Week: Monday 22nd - Saturday 27th June

      The full programme of events that are taking place during Salopian Week, culminating in Speech Day and Prize Giving on Saturday 27th June, is available on our Salopian Week webpage.

    • 19:30
      Annual Leavers' Concert (Maidment Building)

      This concert will be performed by our very talented musicians as they prepare to leave Shrewsbury School after many terms of wonderful music-making.

      As in previous years, it promises to be a memorable and poignant event and a fantastic evening of music.

      FREE admission. Reserve your tickets at or from Darren Wood on 01743 280810

    Wednesday 24 June 2015

    • 18:30
      Junior School Play 'DNA' by Dennis Kelly - Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June (Ashton Theatre)

      “Apparently you’re clever…So. What do we do?”

      A group of teenagers gather in a wood. They have made a terrible mistake – a mistake which could destroy all of their futures. In panic, they decide to cover the whole thing up. But when the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right?

      Dennis Kelly’s savage black comedy, first performed at the National Theatre in 2007, is fast becoming a classic.

      “DNA is a brilliant play: it’s about friendship, acceptance, and the pressure to do the right thing. It explores how the dynamics of a friendship group can shift when something extraordinary happens. The characters are horribly real and recognisable; watching the play, I think it can make us all a little uncomfortable and maybe question what we would do in this situation. Would we behave any better?” – Helen Brown, Director of Drama

      The show will last one hour. There is no interval.

      Performances in the Ashton Theatre are at 6.30pm on Wednesday 24th and at 7.30pm on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June.

      Tickets are free, available from Dawn Dunn in Reception: 01743 280500.

    Saturday 27 June 2015

      Speech Day

      The full programme of events that are taking place during Speech Day on Saturday 27th June, is available on our Salopian Week webpage.

    Monday 3 August 2015

      Shrewsbury Rowing Courses - Day Camp: 3rd - 7th August; Residential Camp 9th - 15th August

      Learn to row or develop your skills in inspirational surroundings.

      This new course has been developed for boys and girls aged 11-15 (Years 7-10) to give them an opportunity to immerse themselves in all things rowing. No previous experience in a boat is necessary but the course will be tailored to the needs of the participants. Students with previous experience will work to develop the skills necessary to progress further in the sport.

      Lead Coach Paul Manser has coached rowing at Shrewsbury for the last seven years. An Old Salopian, he has been involved in the sport since the age of 14 and produced a number of National and International champions. A variety of boats will be used on the course from singles, doubles, quads and octoples.

      Some of the other activites on offer will be recreational swimming, tennis, a kayaking afternoon and team building games.

      Dates & Prices:
      The Day Camp will be based at the Yale Boat House from 9am to 4pm, Monday 3rd to Friday 7th August 2015
      Cost: £295

      The Residential Camp will run from Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th August. Accommodation will be in one of the School's boarding houses and this will form a base for social activities. All meals will be served in Kingsland Hall dining room on campus.
      Cost: £550 (fully inclusive)

      To apply for a place, please download an application form: Shrewsbury Rowing Courses 2015 Application Form

      Further information is included in the Shrewsbury Rowing Course Newsletter

      Twitter: @UKRowingCourses

      For more details, please email

    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