Shrewsbury School

eNewsletter: Friday 11th December 2020

Welcome to the latest eNewsletter

A Christmas message from our Heads of School

An Introduction from Headmaster, Leo Winkley

As the Michaelmas Term 2020 comes to its close, we can look back on a term of exceptional endeavour from our pupils and staff.  It has been a term like no other - with the whole school gathered on site for twelve weeks.  The Salopian spirit has shone throughout.  The commitment to academic learning, the intensity of house life, the engagement in a wide and active co-curriculum: these hallmarks of a Shrewsbury education have not just survived under challenge – they have flourished.  I am deeply proud of all the achievements of our 816 pupils and the phenomenal effort of our teaching and support staff.  

2021 looks set the be a brighter year for all, we hope.  We can confidently look forward to continuing our vibrant communal life here and contributing positively to the world around us.  When we return in January, there will be further hurdles and constraints to manage.  We will meet them with positivity and care.

Echoing the excellent Heads of School, Immy and Finn, I send my best wishes to all Salopian households for joy and peace this Christmas.  And I add my deepest thanks for the extraordinary support that we have felt, here at The Schools, from all those who hold Shrewsbury dear.  Thank you.

Floreat Salopia!

Leo Winkley

Headmaster's End of Term Assembly

Please find below the Headmaster’s End of Term Assembly.


Celebrating the effort, endeavour and enterprise of Salopians - Please follow this link for details of this week's Floreat

House Singing Competition 2020

I know that many of you will have enjoyed tuning in to the House Singing Competition on Wednesday evening. Coming at the end of a most extraordinary term it formed a joyful expression of the power and vibrancy of the Salopian community.

Alongside the arrangers, soloists and ensemble singers who showcased their part songs, every pupil had been involved in creating the Unison videos. It was inspiring to see organisers, dancers, singers, choreographers, gymnasts, editors, film-makers and instrumentalists share their skills so generously.

I would like to thank the wonderful team of staff and pupils who made the live broadcast run so smoothly, and with such good humour. They were most ably led by Peter Middleton.

A total of £3,573.25 has been raised for Food Bank Plus; thank you for your support for this most important project.

Please follow this link to watch the House Singing Competition 2020 (this footage will be available until Monday 14th December) 

If you haven’t yet seen the House Singing 2020; sit back, you’re in for a treat!

Stephen Williams, Director of Music

The Shewsy's Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020 Summary

I am delighted to be able to write that the Shewsy’s Big Give Christmas Challenge, ‘Refreshing Shrewsbury House’ was an outstanding success. 

During the campaign £21,519 was raised in 7 days, attracting close to 150 separate donations, large and small – all valuable and appreciated.  This total will be match funded by pledgers and the champion funder, the Four Acre Trust, such that with Gift Aid, the grand total raised stands at an impressive £44,015. 

It has been a wonderful, shared effort at the Shewsy and here at the School – together we have raised funds that will help deliver much needed community services.  My thanks at the school go to staff and to pupils who have helped with the fund-raising effort, raising awareness and interest in the challenge. 

Above all, I’d like to say a big thank you to all of you who hold dear our relationship with the Shewsy and who were kind enough to contribute to this successful campaign.

Stuart Cowper, Head of Partnerships and Community Engagement

Christmas Carol Service 2020

Here is another chance to watch this year's amazing Christmas Carol Service 2020.


Christmas Concert Almost Live 

Our Christmas Concert this year is presented below in two films introduced by Stephen Williams, Director of Music, and recorded in one evening across three school venues.

Christmas Concert Part 1


Christmas Concert Part 2 

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