Shrewsbury is a unique school in many ways. It is committed to strong academic standards and believes in a vision of holistic education, as demonstrated through an incredible range of different activities and societies.
The school is passionate about boarding, not just for convenience, but in providing the best opportunity for young men and women to develop real confidence and belief in themselves.
Shrewsbury is fortunate to have one of the best locations of any school in the country, a beautiful campus-style site on the edge of one of the most historic county towns in England.
Life at Shrewsbury is founded on a close partnership between staff, parents and pupils to promote the strength of family life, foster responsibility, and balance the claims of developing individuality with the needs of a vibrant community.
The school believes its traditional values and time-honoured reputation are enhanced by a dynamic development plan designed to fully embrace the advantages of co-education. It is committed to providing an environment where young men and women can learn together on foundations of trust and mutual respect.
The school is confident that the future will be a more equal one and supports that historical evolution. The celebration of individual talent is central to education at Shrewsbury – both in and beyond the classroom.
In whatever sphere, a pupil will find a member of staff to support and encourage, enthuse and inspire him or her to exceed their expectations and meet the challenges that lie ahead with confidence and good judgement.
The results speak for themselves.
The school’s 2017 leavers celebrated another excellent year for A-level results in what was its largest ever year group, with 77 per cent of the exams awarded the top A*, A or B grades. Shrewsbury celebrated excellent GCSE results, with 66 per cent of the exams awarded an A* or A grade and 41 per cent of results achieving the top A* grade.
Shrewsbury School wants all its pupils, whatever their ability, to enjoy their life beyond the classroom, and has a well-earned reputation for academic, musical and sporting excellence. It competes internationally in cricket and rowing, and is one of the strongest schools in the country for football, cross-country running and fives; facilities and coaching for these and a host of other sports including tennis, fencing, lacrosse, hockey, rugby, and netball are excellent.
The school plays and musicals have drawn praise at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in London. As one would expect from one of the strongest music departments in the country, the breadth and quality of music-making is remarkable, and a number of students win places at some of the top music colleges each year.
The school also offers pupils an extraordinary array of clubs, societies and other extracurricular activities, many of which take place on a dedicated weekly
activity afternoon. The majority are led by members of school staff.
Shrewsbury is surrounded by glorious unspoilt countryside and the school makes the most of its easy access to the Shropshire Hills, the Welsh Marches and Snowdonia. Above all, in the words of the motto of its youth club, based in innercity Liverpool, ‘People matter more than things’.
You will find at Shrewsbury a community which is aiming for the stars in every respect. Why not visit to meet some of the people who make it such an inspirational place?
Shrewsbury School wants all its pupils, whatever their ability, to enjoy their life beyond the classroom.
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