These short videos give an insight, through the words of pupils, into some of the reasons why Shrewsbury School has been shortlisted for the two awards:
The TES (The Times Educational Supplement) Awards recognise the most outstanding independent schools from across the country.
Headmaster Leo Winkley said:
“We are thrilled to be shortlisted for two TES Independent Schools Awards 2020. As a thriving full-boarding school, we believe in serious fun. Each seven-day working week is packed with opportunity in an environment that is both challenging and kind. The community spirit enjoyed and created by all our girls and boys, whether boarders or day pupils, is really special.
“To be recognised as a school of creativity is testimony to the long heritage of innovation and independent thinking that inspired the creators of Private Eye and the work of Charles Darwin and many other former pupils of the school who have led lives of purpose and spirit.
“We will continue to pursue our unique model of whole person education, working to make these life-enhancing opportunities available to a wider range of pupils through our transformative bursaries programme.”
TES editor Ann Mroz said:
“The Independent schools in this country are truly exceptional. And those that have earned a place on the TES Independent School Awards shortlist are a cut above the rest. We received an unparalleled number of entries this year, all of which were first rate. The schools that have been shortlisted should be proud - it's a remarkable achievement."
The winners of the TES Awards will be announced at a Gala Awards Evening in London on 7th February 2020.