Shrewsbury School: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK

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 Shrewsbury School in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England is a co-educational independent private boarding school for boys and girls aged 13 to 18, founded by Royal Charter in 1552. The school provides an outstanding range of subjects in the curriculum and an extraordinary range of activities in the extra-curricular programme, in accordance with its aims. The academic curriculum of this top independent boarding school UK  is broad and balanced, and is suited to all levels of ability.
The celebration of individuals and individual talent is central to education at this excellent boarding school – both in and beyond the classroom. In whatever sphere, a pupil will find a member of staff to support and encourage, enthuse and inspire him or her to exceed their expectations and meet the challenges that lie ahead with confidence and good judgement. This is as true for pupils from England or overseas, whose diversity of experience we both welcome and value.
This prestigious boarding school  has a well-earned reputation for academic, musical and sporting excellence, the Independent Schools Inspection Report commented that Shrewsbury offered, ‘outstanding education…outstanding pastoral care’
 Shrewsbury is a school of about 745 pupils.

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GBP 11, 680 per term

About the school

Set above a gracious curve of the River Severn, amidst what Sir Neville Cardus described as “the most beautiful playing fields in the world

Life at this top UK boarding school 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. To make this ideal a living and working reality, this one of the best UK boarding school cares for its pupils in 13 Houses – currently two day boy houses, seven boys boarding houses and three girls houses for both day and boarders. A fourth girls houses will be converted by 2018. The Housemaster or Housemistress, supported by an assistant, a matron and a team of tutors, is therefore a crucial figure, giving sound advice when necessary and encouraging pupils to a rich and varied life at this top boarding school in England. He or she will also be very keen to keep in touch with the families of all his or her pupils, but especially those who live a long way away.

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Academic life

Third Form common curriculum consisting of: English, Mathematics, French, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Classics, Information Technology, Art and Design, Music, and Physical Education, plus German and Spanish or Greek. Different subjects are taught in sets based on ability.

The Fourth Form: all pupils take English, Mathematics, French, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology to GCSE. These “core” subjects are supplemented by three groups of optional subjects which include Latin or Ancient History, Greek, German, Spanish, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Physical Education, Art, Design and Music.

The optional courses embarked upon at the beginning of the Fourth Form year are continued through the two years to the GCSE examination. As well as the subjects studied to GCSE, pupils will also follow non-examination courses in Personal, Social and Health Educatin (PSHE), Physical Education and Information Technology.

The Fifth Form : pupils will continue with the two-year course started in the Fourth Form. All pupils will have received preliminary careers guidance through ISCO tests, so that the subjects they choose for their AS and A level courses suitably reflect their interests, their capabilities and their future.

The Sixth Form : At the conclusion of the Fifth Form year, pupils enter the Sixth Form and begin the first year of the two-year courses they have chosen to pursue to A or AS Level. Advice on careers and on entry into establishments of Further Education (universities, etc.) is constantly available to pupils and parents, and meetings with the Staff are arranged for the parents of each year-group. Each pupil chooses a Sixth Form Tutor, who will advise on university choices as well as providing support in academic and pastoral matters

Sport and culture

Teams of this boarding school compete internationally in cricket and rowing, and they are one of the strongest schools in the country for football, cross country running and fives.

Facilities and coaching for these and a host of other sports including badminton, basketball, tennis, fencing, lacrosse, hockey, netball and swimming are excellent.

This great British boarding school plays and musicals have drawn praise at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in London, and as one would expect from one of the strongest music departments in the country, the breadth and quality of music-making is remarkable, culminating for  orchestral players with annual concert, either in London or Birmingham.

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The School Shrewsbury Shropshire SY3 7BA

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