Shrewsbury School

Shrewsbury's Reception at Stokesay Court

Wednesday 26 January 2022

Following on from the hugely successful reception that we held at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire last term, last Thursday saw a coachload of staff and some pupils depart for Stokesay Court, which shot to fame recently as the setting for 'Atonement'

Situated as it is just 5 miles north of Ludlow, we were delighted to entertain prospective parents from South Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, with children at school at The Elms, Moor Park, St. Richard's, Abberley and Winterfold, along with three prep school headmasters.

Our guests were waited on by our pupils, and serenaded by our string quartet who came straight to the reception from Abingdon, where they had been competing in the national Pro Corda chamber music competition.  Stokesay's magnificent oak-panelled hall soon filled up, and it was standing room only for the Registrar's and Headmaster's addresses.

The Registrar made the point that Shrewsbury's pupils come from 60 counties in the country; we're going to try to get 'The Shrewsbury School Reception Roadshow' to as many of these as we possibly can!

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