Welcome to Shrewsbury High School’s website. We are a vibrant, independent day school, situated in the heart of Shrewsbury, on the banks of the River Severn, proud to have been educating girls on Town Walls since 1885.
At Shrewsbury High School we place our girls at the heart of everything that we do and we can truly say that we know every child. Individuals matter at SHS. Each pupil is supported and challenged to aim high within the safety of our collaborative and close knit community. We encourage our pupils to be curious, adventurous and kind. We want them to develop self-respect and respect for others. We value strong relationships with our parents, local community and alumnae.
We believe that your child’s time at school should be an adventure. We will help them to discover their passions, develop confidence in their own ability and teach them self-awareness. We have a dedicated and talented team of staff who provide a remarkable environment in which to learn. They encourage each pupil to do their best, be creative, to meet challenges head on and develop the skills to cope with setbacks. We believe that school should be somewhere that your child feels happy, valued and safe to take risks with their learning and, above all, it should be somewhere they can have fun as they grow up.
We offer girls’ only education because, as part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, we believe it offers the best environment for girls to excel. We understand that they learn differently from boys and we are experts in understanding their pastoral needs. We seek to foster intellectual risk taking and build resilience so that our girls will develop into self-confident, forward thinking young women ready to make a difference to the world in which they live. We value our heritage and are true to our GDST founding principles of helping every girl fulfil her potential and dreams. We believe being part of the GDST family of excellent schools gives our pupils many advantages and joins them to a nationwide network of excellence and opportunity.
Whilst we have a long tradition of getting the best possible results for our pupils, we believe an excellent education is about so much more than just exams. We believe in a truly holistic education which seeks to develop the whole child and so we offer outstanding sport, music, art, drama and broad enrichment opportunities to help our pupils develop lifelong skills which will enable them to thrive in the modern world and develop a sense of adventure.
At the heart of an SHS education is the belief that all children, whatever their starting point, have the capacity to learn, to be challenged and to succeed to the best of their ability. Shrewsbury High School is no ordinary school and whilst this website might give you some sense of what makes us unique you really need to visit the school and meet our pupils in order to discover why we are so different from other schools in Shropshire.
I look forward to welcoming you to Shrewsbury High School.
Ms J Sharrock, Headteacher