Shrewsbury School

| Day & Boarding | 13-18yrs

Type: Senior
Founded: 1552
Entrance Procedure:

Via Common Entrance or Shrewsbury School examinations. Pupils are able to apply for scholarships and bursaries.

Fees per term:
Boarding: £12,520 - £13,500
Day: £8,590 - £9,055
School Visits: Admissions Department: 01743 280 552

Head's Up

“Serious fun. We aim to instil values that guide a person through life; love of learning that lights fires in their minds; skills and aptitudes that equip them for the world of work; friendships that radiate through a lifetime; and the willingness to embrace a world of change with an open mind and a generous heart.”

Leo Winkley

Inside Scoop from a current parent

We chose Shrewsbury because of the quality of education, opportunities and facilities it offered our daughter. Of particular note were the music and sports facilities, specialist departments such as CDT and art, and the attractive, roomy girls’ boarding houses.

Shrewsbury is special because it seems to manage to get the very best out of its pupils without being a pressure cooker. There is expectation and great success including many Oxbridge and Russell Group entrants and national sporting awards

Shrewsbury has helped shape my daughter into a young woman who is self-reliant, inquisitive and ambitious with strong organisational skills and a practical outlook. She adores her time at Shrewsbury and will be very sad to leave.

As Parents, We Love...

  • Shrewsbury’s slightly quirky character which revels in individuality both in its students and its staff!
  • Many schools talk about educating the whole child – Shrewsbury actually does this.
  • We ADORE the music. Shrewsbury is blessed with a remarkable music department headed up by the most remarkable music director.

Our Children Love...

  • The traditions – they give us a sense of identity and freedom to have some fun.
  • The house system – again provide a sense of identity and friendly rivalry.
  • The teachers – they are inspiring.

School Highlights

Shrewsbury School provides an outstanding educational experience on a beautiful 110 acre campus in the heart of Shropshire. Pupils achieve high academic standards and enjoy an extraordinary variety of extra-curricular activities, alongside personal pastoral support.

Recent awards include:

  • Best Schools Awards 2018 – Top 10 UK Co-educational Boarding School, based on A Level results.
  • Independent School of the Year Awards 2018 – Highly Commended for the Performing Arts.
  • IAAF Heritage Award presented to the School on the eve of the World Cross-Country Championships 2019 by Lord Coe, in recognition of the school’s role as the birthplace of cross-country running.

Contact Us

The Schools, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 7BA
01743 280 552

Useful Dates

Term dates:
Autumn Term: 31st August - 11th December 2019
Spring Term: 6th January - 28th March 2020
Summer Term: 20th April - 27th June 2020

Open days:
Sat 7th March (13+ & 14+ entry) Sat 2nd May 2020 (16+ entry) Sat 6th June (13+ & 14+ entry)