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Shrewsbury at a Glance

Year Opened Age Range Current Student Roll Nationalities

2003

3-18 years

1,613

40

Admissions:

Throughout the year

Admissions Criteria:

Selective – admissions tests / interview may apply.

Waiting Lists:

Yes – in certain year groups

Curriculum:

National Curriculum for England

Examinations:

IGCSE and GCSE at age 16, A-Levels at age 18

Accreditation:

CIS, ONESQA, HMC

Affiliation:

FOBISIA, BISAC

Language of Instruction:

English

Languages Taught:

English, Thai, Mandarin, Spanish, French, Japanese (all curriculum subjects)

 

Facilities Overview

Library

35,000 books, CDs and DVDs (plus thousands more via online catalogue). Separate junior and senior sections with study spaces and makerspace wall.

Sixth Form Centre

Dedicated learning, study and presentation space with adjoining Higher Education Advice centre

Performance Facilities

Two world class performances spaces, including 580 seat auditorium and 130 seat music recital hall, both with concert quality grand pianos.

Music School

Standalone space with studios and private practice rooms, most equipped with pianos. 

Learning Support Zone (opened September 2016)

Pastoral and learning support area for counselling and SEN provision 

Junior Innovation Centre (opened September 2016)

Creative, design and digital technology centre for Junior School. Featuring: CAD/CAM software and equipment - for 2D design and laser cutting, or 3D design and 3D printing; control technology centre; maker spaces and working walls. 

Classroom Technology

Interactive whiteboards in every classroom. Apple TV in every Junior School Classroom. Network and high-speed wifi throughout campus, supporting one-to-one ipad and laptop programmes from Year 5 upwards.

IT facilities

In addition to one to one provisions, 2 x Apple Mac suites and 1 PC IT suite, plus several departmental IT suites.

Sports Fields

2 natural turf sports fields, 1 with running track

Gymnasiums

A 3-court sports hall, and a dedicated gymnastics hall

Sports Conditioning

Strength and conditioning (free weights) facility

Raquet Sports

3 Tennis Courts, 4 squash courts

Swimming

Aquatics centre with learner's pool, junior pool and championship pool (with electronic racing blocks and scoreboard)

Dance Studio (opened September 2016)

Brand new dance studio with wood-sprung floor

Climbing

Low level traverse wall

Recreation and Play

Separate playground spaces for Pre-Prep, Junior and Senior students. Enclosed Early Years soft play area with splashpool.

Dining

Main canteen and separate Pre-Prep dining hall, both serving hot lunches and snacks daily

Transport

Free school boat with timetabled access to central pier and BGTS throughout the day. (paid for Bus services also provided)