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We saw some inspirational teaching in the arts and in the superbly equipped IT facilities and science labs, and in the magical cottage which houses the very lively and successful music department. We saw an excellent art exhibition and met...

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Shrewsbury High School is widely regarded as one of the UKs leading independent schools and we are proud of the special blend of academic excellence, all round opportunity and pastoral care that we offer. Our friendly, stimulating environment enables all pupils, whatever their talents or interests, to have the opportunity to reach their full potential whether this be at the junior or senior level.

One of the highest achieving schools in the country Shrewsbury High School was recently ranked first place in Shropshire in the Independent School Councils league table for GCSE points scored. However, we value our broader education with equal importance. We aim to ensure that our extracurricular provision at junior, senior and sixth form level is of the very highest of standards, from Music and the Performing Arts through to Sport and beyond. We aim to nurture each student academically and personally through highly skilled teaching in a happy, supportive and well equipped environment.

Shrewsbury High educates girls from age 3 to 18 and boys from 3 to 13. The best way to catch the spirit of Shrewsbury High and experience the warmth and enthusiasm of our teaching staff and pupils is to come and visit so please do not hesitate to contact us.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking ICT at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Music Performance: Group at an English Independent School (Grade 5 Music or Dance)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Business Studies: Single at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012, Mr Michael Getty, previously deputy head of Hill House in Doncaster which, shortly after he left, won the independent school of the year award. Schooled in Liverpool, he went north in search of university, heading to Newcastle to read economics. Began his teaching career at Durham High School for Girls as head of economics, and remained there for nine years, during which time he became head of sixth form. He also spent time teaching overseas at the New English School in Amman, Jordan, and for three years was assistant head at Sheffield High School, another GDST school, before going to Hill House. He is Shrewsbury High School’s first headmaster. Married to an Ofsted inspector; they have two young children, both of whom are in the prep school.


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Special Education Needs

Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
Not Applicable
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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