Welcome to The Friends of Shrewsbury High School.

The Friends is a committee made up of enthusiastic and dedicated parents from across the school. Staff, including the Head, also give up their free time to sit on the committee.

The Committee works with the school community to organise events and raise funds throughout the year. Creating opportunities for our parents to meet socially, the Friends of Shrewsbury High School enrich the lives of the pupils and parents at the school.

We meet at school once every half term (along with much chat on e-mail and WhatsApp groups) to discuss, plan and reflect on a busy calendar of fun social events including some of the following:

 

  • The new Academic year always starts with the Friends hosting an evening drinks reception in September for all new parents – it’s a great way to welcome new families into the SHS community.
  • Our “Back to the Canteen” event allows groups of parents to meet up and relax in the fabulous Senior School canteen area and enjoy a delicious ‘school dinner’ with bring your own drinks!
  • The popular Quiz Night is in March, with teams of parents pitting their intellectual prowess against teams of teachers – always a fun evening.
  • The Summer Ball is, arguably, THE big event of the year, with tables often selling out in one day! It is a much anticipated and always thoroughly enjoyable event which entails an immense amount of organisation from a dedicated team of Committee members and ‘friends of friends’ who are called upon to lend an extra hand with flowers and decorations!

 

Whilst our primary focus is to bring the school and parent communities closer together, in doing so we have also raised not insignificant funds which we gift to the school to put towards ‘added value’ facilities that the pupils might not otherwise benefit from. In the past year, we have financed a 3D printer for the IT department, an outdoor classroom for the Eco Committee, a bike rack cover, equipment to develop the mini-woodland area at the Junior School as well as other small things such as fieldwork equipment and a sparkly new globe for the Geography department.

We are always keen to have new people on board and there are lots of fun ways to get involved. If you have time to spare and would like to play a part in our many social activities or lend a hand at any point in the year, we would love to hear from you. The Friends are an important part of what makes Shrewsbury High School such a special school.

We very much look forward to meeting you soon.

 

Cath Shuttlewood

Chair, The Friends of Shrewsbury High School

 

Email us at friendsofshrewsburyhighschool@gmail.com