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‘They’ve lit little fires in my daughter’s brain and she’s absolutely blossoming,’ said a parent, with others similarly delighted at the ‘encouraging and inspiring teaching’. If you sit in on lessons here, as we did, you tend to hear more from the girls than the teachers – interactivity at its best. Teaching is practical too – girls can expect to re-enact the Battle of Hastings in the school field or be handed a bowl of beads in chemistry to help visualise the concepts of how electrons are arranged in atoms. ‘Sport is probably not what the school is known for, but they are very good at...

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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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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.


Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.


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Since September 2018, Jo Sharrock (40s), previously deputy head pastoral at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School in Bristol. History degree from Leeds. ‘All anyone ever asks you when you do a history degree is, “Are you going into teaching, then?” “No!” I’d tell them.’ Easy to see why she chuckles at the irony from her (very swish) headteacher’s office now, though to be fair she did try her hand in the finance industry for several years first, including HSBC, ABN AMRO, NatWest Stockbrokers and Goldman Sachs before getting out because, ‘quite simply, I didn’t enjoy it.’ Did TEFL course ‘because I fancied to go overseas’ which led to ‘epiphany moment’. Spent 14 years at QEH, teaching history and politics and taking on various leadership roles, including becoming the school's first female deputy head.

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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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