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 In amongst the trees and valleys a cross-country course has been laid out as well as new cricket pitches and other games fields. William Kent, it is famously said, ‘jumped the fence and found all nature was a garden.’ Meanwhile, back in the old house with the wonderful main staircase, the higgledy-piggledy back stairs and the late Victorian stained glass windows, with dance music filling the hall (not the head practising), that venerable old house has been fully refurbished and modernised with state-of-the art technology and the music department...

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What the school says...

A prep school with an edge; Shrewsbury High's Prep School is a friendly, inviting school for girls and boys, where parents are partners in the education process. Shrewsbury High School's Prep is located on a wonderful 14 acre site a short walk from the Senior School in the centre of Shrewsbury; at Year 7 the girls go on to our renowned girls' Senior Department while the boys remain at the Prep, being prepared for the Common Entrance Examination which they take in Year 8, for entrance to the best senior schools.

Safe, friendly and welcoming, Shrewsbury High's Prep School is a happy and stimulating environment for your child's early education. Our approach is hands-on, practical and creative, making the most of our exciting specialist teaching areas and glorious outdoor spaces. Our nursery cares for children as young as three and accepts vouchers.

Shrewsbury High's Prep combines superb facilities, a flexible school day and a range of activities that will keep young minds stimulated and young bodies active.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of prep school

Since 2015, Kate Millichamp, previously assistant head of Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School, which she helped set up with the head. Before that was at Brewood Middle School for seven years, teaching maths and art to years 5-8.


There is no longer a nursery. Places in reception by means of formal assessments during a day spent at the school with the class that the pupil might eventually join. Parents are advised of any areas which might need special attention from a tutor. So it isn’t just in London that the young are being specially prepared, though parents assured us it wasn’t as grueling as that extract from the prospectus might suggest. In truth, children would probably be accepted at any stage if they were up to it and space was available.

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Special Education Needs

Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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