Shrewsbury School (Mixed)
Type of School: A boarding and day school for boys aged 13-16,
a co-educational Sixth Form. Full co-educational from 2014.
Number of students: 745 students, 603 boarders,
105 girls in the co-educational Sixth Form.
Teacher:Student ratio: 1:9
Percentage of International students: 10%
Annual boarding fees: £29,385
Founded in 1552, Shrewsbury School remains one of the great scholarly foundations of England. Set in the beautiful country of Shropshire, in over a hundred acres of grounds by the River Severn and overlooking the ancient town, Shrewsbury is a community of over 740 pupils aged between 13-18. Famous former pupils include Lord Hestletine, Michale Palin and Lord Rees, Astronomer Royal. In line with the work of its most famous old boy, Charles Darwin - the school has continued to evolve in an innovative and dynamic way based on foundations of traditional values. The successful introduction of a co-educational sixth form in 2008, has prepared the way for a new period of expansion and achievement with the school to go fully co-educational in 2014.
Life at Shrewsbury is founded on close partnerships between staff, parents and pupils; promoting the strength of family life, fostering responsibilities, and balancing the claims of developing individuality with the needs of a vibrant community.
GCSE: 98% of students gain A*-C grades. 73% gain A*-A grades (national average in 53%)
A Level: 99.5% of students gain A-E grades. 78% gain A*-B grades (national average of 63%)
University: 98% of students go onto University.
2012: 11 entrants, 2011: 11 entrants, 2010: 17 entrants, 2009: 11 entrants
There are number of awards available every year. Scholarships fall into categories: Academic, Music, Art, Sporting, Drama and All-Rounder. Awards are made either to boys under the age of 14 joining in the Third Form, or to boys or girls entering the Sixth Form.
Shrewsbury School student, Tony Tang.
I came from Shenzhen after i finished my senior 2. The life and study at Shrewsbury is great fun. People are friendly and I settled in really easily. The teaching quality is brilliant and there are all kinds of facilities. After one year of study at Shrewsbury. I was offered a place at Cambridge and there are 3 other Chinese students who were offered Oxbridge places this year.