Shrewsbury has always been one of the great schools of England, ever since its royal foundation in 1552 by King Edward VI, and it was recognised as one of the leading independent schools by the Clarendon Commission in the last century. Many of its old boys - Sir Philip Sidney and Charles Darwin, for example, and in current times Lord Rees, President of the Royal Society and Astronomer Royal - have achieved great fame. Shrewsbury continues to attract pupils of great potential and capable of great achievements.

Each year Shrewsbury currently admits about 150 pupils into the First Year (Third Form) at the age of 13; a handful more join our Fourth Form a year later, at the start of the two-year GCSE course. Our Sixth Form attracts pupils from a variety of other schools, and our intake at this level comprises about 25 boys and 50 girls.

In September 2014, we admitted our first cohort of girls into the Third Form and Fourth Forms. 

Please follow the links on the left to view the Application Procedure for all year groups.

All enquiries are dealt with fairly and equally, irrespective of nationality, race, or religion, or personal circumstances. Disability is not a bar to application, and parents are invited to disclose disabilities if they wish, which will be handled confidentially and sympathetically. The policy is therefore inclusive and non-discriminatory.

The full Admissions Policy is available to download: Shrewsbury School Admissions Policy

Further information can be obtained from the Admissions Office Tel: 01743 280552