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Life at Shrewsbury

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If all is right within, trouble not” – Shrewsbury School’s motto is arguably even more relevant for 21st century teenagers than it has ever been.

Our pupils’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at Shrewsbury. We provide pupils with an environment where they can flourish and which provides them with the confidence to reach their potential and often exceed their wildest expectations. 

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The house system we have at the School is fundamental to our pupils well-being and creates a ‘home from home’ environment for the pupils.  Housemasters and housemistresses run the houses as extensions of their own families, and the thorough care of individuals is always their priority. 

Our tutoring system is also a fundamental part of our pastoral care. All pupils have a personal tutor who has particular responsibility for their welfare. The School also seeks to provide pupils with the skills and resilience to embrace life beyond Shrewsbury as they progress onto university and work.

A strong nurturing culture that seeks to bring out the best in all pupils

Kirsty, Parent


Announcing Queen Elizabeth Hall (Queen's)

We are excited to announce the further expansion of our boarding provision with a fifth girl’s house which opened in September 2023.

Designed by an Old Salopian, Queen's is home to up to 70 boarding and day girls. The House is our first 'no gas' house making it more environmentally friendly. To enhance this initiative our pupil-led Eco Committee worked with planners on the tree-planting scheme to maintain the green heart of the School site.   

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Meet the Deputy Head Pastoral

Ms Peak joined Shrewsbury from Loretto School in 2012 and was initially Housemistress of Mary Sidney Hall, and at the heart of pioneering full co-education. She teaches Geography, Personal And Social Development and has a Geography BA and PGCE from the University of Exeter.  

Anna has always known she wanted to be a teacher. ‘I think this drive came from the inspirational learning environment and community I belonged to as a young person. There is such variety and unpredictability in supporting teenagers. No day is the same as the next. It’s definitely the job for me’. 

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