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: Day & Boarding

Religious Affiliation: Church of England

Roll: 554 Boys / 276 Girls

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

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 of an exceptional standard.

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 new Theatre will host a vast and vibrant programme of school plays, dance showcases, musical theatre, debates, lectures and community events.

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 thirteen houses in total, positioned around Shrewsbury’s beautiful 110-acre campus.


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


2019/2020. All per term.

Lower School (Third, Fourth & Fifth Forms). Boarding, UK/EEA resident £12,520; Boarding, non-UK/EEA resident £13,035; Day: £8,590.

Sixth Form. Boarding, UK/EEA resident £12,980; Boarding, non-UK/EEA resident £13,500; Day £9,055



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