Now that I have been in post at Shrewsbury for several years, I am delighted to be able to invite you to visit our school, confident that we have some of the most inspirational people, the most beautiful site and the widest range of educational opportunities available anywhere in the world.
British independent boarding schools are one of the things that Britain does best. Here at Shrewsbury, we have tried, through our '2020 Vision’ development plan, to harness the best of the School’s time-honoured traditions and values with a forward-looking approach, to ensure we remain dynamic and relevant into the future. Our school is an exciting place to be. Also, since its introduction in 2008, co-education has been a huge success. In eight years we have expanded to become the largest provider of independent sixth form education in Shropshire. In September 2014 we were delighted to build on that success and momentum by welcoming our first cohort of 13+ and 14+ girls.
We believe in equality, offering the same wonderful opportunities to both boys and girls for a fairer future; we believe in aspiring for excellence and doing our best; and we believe in ambition, which is why you will find Shrewsbury School, as a community, and Salopians, as individuals, reaching for the stars.
For pupils entering the School at the age of 13 from a prep school, arrangements will be made for your son or daughter to sit the Common Entrance examinations. Exams are sat in the June prior to entry in September.
We welcome applications from pupils at schools that do not prepare pupils for Common Entrance. Candidates are asked to sit our entrance exam at Shrewsbury in November or February of their year of entry. They will complete papers in English, Maths and French (if they have studied it previously). These candidates are also welcome to apply for our Academic Scholarship papers, which are sat in May of the year of entry.
Sixth Form candidates sit entrance exams in November prior to their year of entry and nominate four subjects for assessment. They will also be subject to an academic and a general interview. Offers after the Assessment Weekend are usually conditional on the candidate gaining at least 3 A and 3 B grades in their GCSE exams.