Projects

Alongside Shrewsbury School’s commitment to bursaries, prioritised projects are necessary to maintain and advance the quality of education at the School. The Board of Governors and Trustees have agreed on several projects that need to be completed with the help of money raised by the Foundation.

To find out more about our current projects, or if you have a particular area of interest that you would like to give to, please contact the Foundation Office.

 

PAST PROJECTS

Hodgson Hall

The construction of Hodgson Hall, Shrewsbury School's new academic block, was the first phase of the school's current five phase development plan, which is designed to provide Shrewsbury with the ability to continue to provide a world class education for its pupils whilst strengthening our academic rigour.  The nineteen room academic building provides a state of the art environment for teaching and learning and houses the history, geography, economics, business studies and religious studies departments,

It was formally opened on Old Salopian Day 2015 and is named after the lead donor, Howard Hodgson and his family.  Since opening, Hodgson Hall has proved to be a great success with both teachers and pupils.

 

The Shrewsbury School Boathouse


Funds were secured to replace the smaller of the School's two boathouses with a contemporary boathouse building incorporating a training facility.

Work was completed during summer 2012 and the boathouse, which has been named after the principal donor's family, the Yale family, was formally opened on Old Salopian Day, 22nd September 2012.

 

 Art School Mezzanine


Additional work space has been created in the Art School by the construction of a mezzanine in the middle room.

The Homfray Family very generously donated the funds for this much needed improvement, which was constructed in late 2010.  Its main use is as an A Level life painting and drawing studio and during the summer term it is also used for exhibitions.  The extra space is very much appreciated by teachers and pupils.
 
 

The Fives Courts


Funds were raised for a major refurbishment of the Fives Courts. The Courts were officially reopened following the works, which included new roofing, new lighting and resurfacing of all of the courts. They have been renamed 'The Worth Courts' after the principle donor to the project.  Individual courts have been named after other donors and those instrumental to the game of Fives.
 
 

 

 The Gemini Pool


The Gemini Pool was funded by donations to the Shrewsbury School Foundation, and is named after Alan and Alastair Palgrave Brown who gave generously to this project.  It opened for use in the Summer Term of 2007. This was much anticipated by the School Community who watched whilst the futuristic wave-shaped structure took shape.

The Pool is heavily utilised by all Salopians, including early morning swimmers, swimming lessons, lane swimming and serious training for the School’s top sportsmen and women. Outside organisations also benefit from the opportunity for the wider community to enjoy the excellent facilities that the School has to offer.
 
 

The Cricket School

One of the most eagerly awaited projects funded by the Foundation was the Cricket Centre.

Opened in October 2006 by David Graveney, Chairman of Selectors for the English Cricket Board, the Cricket Academy is almost one of a kind. Will Hughes, Director of Sport, said:  "We are not aware of any other school that has installed a purpose-built cricket academy to comply with the English Cricket Board maximum dimensions. This academy is consistent with those recently built at Edgbaston and other County cricket grounds and the University of Loughborough." The Centre, which cost £2.2 million, provides a top class indoor cricket centre that is used by local and regional clubs as well as other organisations from around Shrewsbury and the rest of Shropshire.

In April 2009, in our commitment to extend the use of our facilities to others, Shrewsbury School hosted one of the exciting Freddie Flintoff Cricket Academies which welcomed aspiring cricketers from around the county and beyond to take advantage of this unique facility