For the first time in its 450-year history Shrewsbury School will welcome girls – boarding and day – into the Sixth Form from September 2008.
A very strong field of candidates attended the School's first co-education assessment weekend in November and 34 girls have now accepted their places at the school. Entry for 2008 is now closed and the school is now accepting applications and enquiries for 2009.
The next Open Day for Sixth Form entrants is the 10th May 2008; interest is high and space is limited. To book your space or to arrange a private visit please contact the Registrar.
Each House at Shrewsbury has its own character and the plan for the girls’ Sixth Form House is to be modern, open and mature. The new house has been named Mary Sidney Hall and will provide comfortable, attractive accommodation. Designed with both home and university in mind, there will be quiet study rooms, spacious living rooms and dining areas, where the girls can read, chat and relax.
Sara Hankin has been appointed as Housemistress of Sixth Form Girls, she was formerly the Housemaster of Port Hill, a dayboy house for up to 60 boys. She will be supported in the house by an assistant housemaster, a matron and the house tutor team.