On Tuesday 21st September 2021, our junior pupils moved into their new junior school on Town Walls, reuniting with senior girls on one site as part of the School’s ongoing development and aspirations for the future.
Bringing these two parts of our school together has further enhanced the excellence of the education we offer, as we look to an exciting future as the only all-through, all-girls school in Shropshire, educating girls from 4-18.
Our Junior pupils now have their own distinct Junior School nestled in the heart of the Town Walls site. We can provide high-quality dedicated educational facilities for our Junior pupils with new classrooms, a discovery lab, a creative space for teaching science and food technology, and a flexible physics and design technology space to benefit all pupils. We are recreating our Forest School facilities and making the most of the considerable green spaces at Town Walls. We are also developing our sports facilities to deliver a wide range of sports for all pupils as part of a high-quality inclusive programme.
Our Junior pupils also have access to the Senior School facilities, including art rooms, music rooms, the ICT room, science labs, the library, and the theatre, as well as the dining area and assembly halls.
And so, as someone who is passionate about education and creativity, having the opportunity to significantly invest in a beautiful space that is now our new junior school is exciting. The classrooms, not just in the new junior school but the Design Technology space, the Discovery Lab and Science spaces too, all support deep level learning.
The Reception classroom which extends into two bright and airy spaces ensures continuous provision for our youngest pupils as well as giving them their own direct access to their own outdoor space which configured specifically for Early Years. More flexibly configured learning spaces that inspired our current design ideas provide opportunities for movement and interaction.
Our new school site is a treasure trove of characterful indoor and outdoor spaces and these are just as important for stimulating curiosity, interaction and friendship as they are for providing fresh air, freedom to explore and relaxation.
Following a distinctive and broad curriculum allows our pupils’ creativity to flourish and their curiosities to be explored; they have a genuine love of learning and the right attitudes, values and disciplines that are central to success both now and also in preparation for the future.
Our ultimate ambition is to nurture every child’s potential and individuality; enabling them to shine both intellectually and physically as they grow in self-awareness, confidence and maturity.
Whether this is your first experience of our school community or you have visited us before, the warmth and ethos of the school is clear to see from our wonderful pupils and staff as soon as you walk through the gate.
I look forward to welcoming you to our school,
Mrs Kate Millichamp, Headteacher
Independent Primary School in Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury High Junior School is an independent, private primary school in Shrewsbury. We are based in the heart of Shrewsbury, on the banks of the river Severn, but welcome pupils from the wider areas around Shropshire including Telford, Whitchurch, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Market Drayton and other towns.
We are an independent school, often known as a private school, which means that we provide an enriched curriculum for our students with some of the highest quality teaching in the region. We also have smaller class sizes to allow our teachers to give your child more attention and support. State-of-the-art facilities, classrooms and outdoor spaces provide a stimulating place for your child to learn and develop.
Academic Success & Personal Development
Academic success is important, but this only happens by prioritising a child’s wellbeing and developmental progress. At our School, while we teach children a rich and varied curriculum, our primary focus is on encouraging children to develop the right values, attitudes and disciplines to set them up for the future.
This means that while a traditional curriculum is part of our school days, our curriculum as a whole is formed through skills-based teaching, rather than content delivery. It means that creativity is an essential part of the school day. We encourage children to develop creative problem-solving skills and the ability to look at a question from multiple angles.
We also recognise that interacting with the outdoors is an essential way to encourage a child’s curiosity and learning. We take our learning outside as much as possible and also make the most of the woodland areas in the school grounds, as well as travelling further afield into the Shropshire countryside. From digging and using tools to navigating and studying the flora and fauna, the outdoors provides a space for your child to test hypotheses, work as a team, experiment and get a little muddy!
School days at Shrewsbury High School are varied, interesting and never dull. Our teachers always have a new challenge prepared, an experiment for the pupils to try or a fresh problem to solve. There’s never a boring day so your child can enjoy every minute of their primary school life.