Shrewsbury School

Shrewsbury School has a world-class reputation for all-round excellence.  Fully co-educational, with a seven-day boarding heartbeat and an integral day community, we deliver a dynamic education that develops the abilities and enthusiasms of each and every individual girl and boy.

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    Shrewsbury School

    Shrewsbury School has a strong vision, derived from its position as a major co- educational boarding school of international reputation. It aims to instill a rigorous approach to academic work, based on the encouragement of independent thinking and intellectual curiosity. The school believes that learning should be a habit that is inculcated for life, not only a means to short-term examination success.

    Category: Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 558 Boys / / 287 Girls

    Day pupils: 229

    Boarder Number: 616

    Age Range: 13-18 Years

    Founded: 1552

    Location Description

    Shrewsbury School lies on the outskirts of the town of Shrewsbury, approximately 50 miles west of Birmingham. It is surrounded by glorious unspoilt countryside, close to the Shropshire Hills and the nearby Welsh Marches and just a short drive away from Snowdonia National Park.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Leo Winkley

    Contact for enquiries:Vicki Moeller, Admissions Manager

    The Schools, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 7BA

    Tel: General Enquiries: 01743 280500 Admissions: 01743 280552



    Founded in 1552, Shrewsbury School combines tradition with a vibrant, modern co-educational vision. We are a school with a strong sense of community and a willingness to look beyond our 110-acre campus and make connections across sectors and around the globe.

    Shrewsbury School sits perched above the banks of the River Severn, overlooking the historic and beautiful town of Shrewsbury. The nearby Shropshire Hills offer countless opportunities for walking, rock climbing, field trips and expeditions, whilst the School’s grounds host pitches described as ‘the most beautiful playing fields in the world’ (Sir Neville Cardus). With nine full-size grass pitches, two astroturfs, two Boathouses, an indoor 25-metre deck-level pool, and award-winning grounds staff, the sports facilities are exceptional. Our sports programme is renowned with individuals and teams regularly gaining national and international recognition in sports including football, cricket and rowing with clear professional pathways.

    In May 2020 the redevelopment of the School’s Ashton Theatre will offer state-of-the-art facilities, including a grand foyer, 250-seat auditorium, dance and drama studios and brand-new sound and lighting. The now-named Barnes Theatre will host a vast and vibrant programme of school plays, dance showcases, musical theatre, debates, lectures and community events and was opened by revered actor and Old Salopian Sir Michael Palin.

    The Music School is housed in the Maidment Building, which also hosts a rich tapestry of events, including concerts and recitals, and the Chapel and newly refurbished Alington Hall offer ideal large-capacity venues for choral evensongs and House singing competitions.

    The Houses at Shrewsbury are a true home-from-home; a place to relax, as well as work, and a place to form long-lasting friendships. There are twelve houses in total, positioned around Shrewsbury’s beautiful 110-acre campus with our fifth girls’ house, Queen Elizabeth Hall, opening in September 2023.


    Third Form (Year 9) Scholarships: Academic, All-Rounder, Art, Design & Technology, Drama, Music, Sports.

    Sixth Form (Year 12) Scholarships: Academic, Music, Sport, Art and Drama.

    Some Bursaries are available, please contact the school for details.


    2023/2024. All per term.

    Lower School (Third, Fourth & Fifth Forms).

    Boarding, UK/EEA resident £14,660; Boarding, non-UK/EEA resident £15,464; Day: £10,054.

    Sixth Form.

    Boarding, UK/EEA resident £15,194; Boarding, non-UK/EEA resident £16,004; Day £10,599


    HMC, BSA

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Sixth Form Open Day: Saturday 11 May 2024 -

    Third Form Open Day: Saturday 8 Jun 2024 -

    Third Form Open Days: Please BOOK your place

    Sixth Form Open Days: Please BOOK your place

    Open Days are an opportunity for prospective parents and pupils to gain a feeling for Shrewsbury and our aim is to give visitors a broad picture of School life.  They are informal occasions that allow you to meet the Headmaster, Housemasters, academic staff and current pupils, tour the School and ask questions.

    For details contact or visit our Open Day page.


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