Shrewsbury has once again been selected by Tatler for their annual schools guide as one of the top public schools in the UK.
They gave us a glowing review, but we were delighted to see that they had also given us a full page photo of rowers, with Ollie Antcliff in the forefront (p. 45), in addition to printing a fun spoof of Darwin's theory of evolution, ending with the ultimate Salopian - 6 of our pupils infront of Darwin's statue and MSB - on the Index page.
Here is their review for 2011-2012:
The introduction of girls to the sixth form has done nothing but good for the school - take that, you naysayers and doom-mongers. Shrewsbury's new head, Mark Turner, describes the female pioneers as 'a pretty feisty lot - gloves off, sock it to them, get on with it' who are 'getting stuck in at every level'. Their numbers are doubling, and a second girls' house was oversubscribed before it was even built. Any plans to extend co-education further down the school, we ask? Mr Turner says they're in a 'discussion phase' and diplomatically refers to 'camps on both sides' - which we watch with interest. Best of all, the boys are stepping up to the mark on the academic front and the school is seeing an increased demand for boys' places too, and so it being, in Mr Turner's words, 'marginally more selective - a positive stirring the Shrewsbury pond a bit'. It's quite some pond: the magnificent campus perches high above the Severn, on the edge of town. The rowers are strokes ahead of most of their rivals, the 1st XI footballers won the National Independent Schools Football Trophy last year and the fives team carried off the National Teams Eton Fives cup for the eigth time in a row. Oh, and the music is sublime: one leaver won a scholarship to America's leading music college. Last year, we were mildly downbeat in our report, but we were wrong: Shrewsbury is soaring.