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Headmaster’s Welcome

Established in 1865, Shrewsbury House School is one of England’s oldest boys’ Preparatory Schools.

Educating boys from the ages of 7 to 13 years, the School provides an exceptional level of preparation for boys to move on to their Senior School and their future lives. High academic standards and a broad curriculum combine with an extensive after-school clubs and activities programme to offer enviable opportunities for new experiences.

Inclusivity is central to the School’s ethos and all boys regularly will take on new challenges to extend them beyond their previous encounters. Every boy will perform in his annual Year Group Concert and Play. Every boy has the opportunity to represent the School in the three main competitive sports of football, rugby and cricket. Opportunities are wide and frequent for the boys to represent the School in a broad range of inter-prep and national academic, sport, public speaking, debating and cultural events. Day and residential trips are arranged to support the curriculum, but also to add to new challenges and experiences, including overseas academic, cultural and sporting trips and tours. Effort and attainment are celebrated, encouraging an individual boy to be himself, to develop his own character and spirit, but to also be a true team player. At Shrewsbury House, everybody is somebody.

The six years your son will spend in his prep school are critically influential in developing strong independent learning skills and a robust work ethic; this in turn will provide solid foundations for future success. As important is the need for key social skills to be refined and for a mind-set to emerge where new challenges will be welcomed and where a confident, happy keenness to ‘have a go’ will override the fear of failure. Fostering such positive and constructive attitudes undoubtedly will help prepare a boy for success in roles that may not even exist in our world today.

Wonderful facilities, dedicated staff, exemplary pastoral care and a purposeful, busy daily routine combine to provide excellent preparation for the boys to leave confident that they will thrive in the demanding environments of their next school. 

Kevin Doble



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