Shrewsbury High School


Shrewsbury High School


Shrewsbury High School has been educating girls in Shrewsbury since 1885 and is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading network of girls’ schools in the UK. We are Shropshire’s only all-through, all-girls school educating girls all through from Reception to Sixth Form.

Junior pupils have their own distinct junior school in the heart of the school’s historic Town Walls site in Shrewsbury and make full use of facilities such as the theatre, science labs, sports halls and fields and music and art houses. The recently renovated Georgian town houses provide bright, airy classrooms, giving junior girls access to bespoke, state-of-the-art junior facilities and classrooms with integrated technology. With a dedicated early years’ playground, Forest School, walled garden and hidden orchard, junior pupils have space to play, discover and learn.

Co-curricular opportunities abound, and we are academically ambitious for our girls, reflected in superb academic outcomes and the wide range of exciting post-18 destinations. In our recent ISI Inspection we were awarded the highest rating obtainable – excellent in all areas.

We are the best performing girls’ school in Shropshire; and with initiatives such as our flagship enrichment programme, Period X, giving them skills from car maintenance to personal finance, our LEAD enterprise diploma in partnership with the LSE and our Sixth Form Space Tech diploma, our girls are real world ready.

We offer free wraparound care from 8am – 6pm (5.30pm for seniors) and we have a fleet of school minibuses that bring students in from all across Shropshire and beyond. Our wonderful location gives our pupils unique opportunities to learn from, and contribute to, their local community.

At the Global Forum on Girls’ Education in Cleveland, USA, Junior Headteacher Kate Millichamp was asked to share her research on the power of play to build happy and successful young people. “Rooted in research and sprinkled with examples from our GDST schools, I was delighted to demonstrate the influential role of play in a child’s physical and emotional development and well-being.

At Shrewsbury High School we are guided by one simple principle – nothing should hold a girl back, least of all herself, and we can harness the power of this global network by taking part in annual research projects with the sole purpose of better understanding how girls best learn and thrive.”

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32 Town Walls, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1TN
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