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Shrewsbury School


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Shrewsbury School


Empowering students to flourish

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52 per cent of IGCSE results are 7–9 grades.

44 per cent of A-Level results are A* or A grades.

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There have been Salopians (alumni of Shrewsbury) since the 16th century, all with floreat – individual flourishing – on their minds. The purpose of a Shrewsbury education, the school says, is to empower each individual pupil to find their own way to flourish and make a positive contribution to the world around them. 

In this mixed boarding school for 13-to-18-year-olds in the west Shropshire town from which it gets its name, that means ‘serious fun’, an ambitious approach to academic studies, co-curricular activities and outward bound sports that take advantage of the hilly countryside and run by dedicated ‘Head of Adventure’ Tom Folker.

School Profile

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 for ages 13 to 18, we deliver a dynamic education that develops the abilities and enthusiasms of each and every individual girl and boy. 

Founded in 1552, Shrewsbury School combines tradition with a vibrant, modern co-educational vision. We believe that our wide range of both academic and co-curricular offerings, combined with our strong sense of community and our ‘serious fun’ approach to learning, is the perfect way to deliver that ‘whole person’ education that inspires and empowers our pupils. 

We are fortunate to be located on a beautiful campus-style site on the edge of one of the most historic county towns in England where we welcome our pupils on site each day. 

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

Head teacher

Leo Winkley has been headmaster of Shrewsbury School since 2018. Prior to that, he was head of St Peter’s School in York, and deputy head of Bedales School in Petersfield.


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