Shrewsbury School

Telephone: 01743280526
School Address: The Schools, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom, SY3 7BA


Number in School: 845
Number of Boarders: 616
Boarding Age: 13-18
Boarding Type: Full Boarding
School Type: Co-Ed

Head of Boarding: Ms Anna Peak
Head of Boarding Email:
Head of Boarding Contact Number: 01743 280535

Shrewsbury School stands on a beautiful 110-acre site overlooking the River Severn to the old part of the town. Founded in 1552, the School combines tradition with a vibrant, modern co-educational vision. Girls joined the Sixth Form in 2008 and the School has been fully co-educational since 2014.

Life at Shrewsbury is founded on a close partnership between staff, pupils and parents to promote the strength of family life, foster responsibility, and balance the claims of developing individuality with the needs of a vibrant community. We want all our pupils, whatever their ability, to enjoy their life both within and outside the classroom. In whatever sphere, pupils will find a member of staff to support and encourage, enthuse and inspire them to exceed their expectations and meet the challenges that lie ahead with confidence and good judgement.

Shrewsbury has a well-earned reputation for academic, musical and sporting excellence, and our school plays and musicals have drawn praise at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We also offer pupils an extraordinary array of clubs, societies and other co-curricular activities, many of which take place on a dedicated weekly activity afternoon.

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.

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