At Shrewsbury High School, we understand that your child doesn’t just learn in the classroom. They also learn in the playground, on the playing field, in the DT workshop, den building in the woodland or performing on the stage.
That’s why your child will find clubs covering all manner of subjects on offer in our Junior School and we encourage all our pupils to try something new every term. Maybe they’ll join the orchestra or rock band? Maybe try yoga or fencing or sign up for a mountain bike adventure at the weekend? Maybe it’s cricket or football or wellbeing club that captures their imagination.
In the sports’ department our philosophy is ‘Sport for All’ and we deliver a high quality inclusive curricular and co-curricular programme incorporating a wide range of sports for all pupils. We pride ourselves on our sporting ethos at Shrewsbury High School and the sporting contribution to the well-being and health of our pupils.
Cross country running, swimming, athletics, tennis, fencing and gymnastics complement the team sports of hockey, rugby, netball, rounders, cricket and football to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum. A series of house competitions underpins our philosophy to involve every pupil. Specialist teachers, committed staff and a team of sports coaches provide excellent coaching ensuring maximum involvement, progress and success for the boys and girls.
Residential trips to local venues and beyond provide all pupils with the opportunity to enjoy outdoor and adventurous activities, developing team building and problem solving skills and overcoming fears as they are presented with challenges that place them out of their comfort zones.
Opportunities abound equally for our musicians and dramatists who perform regularly in drama productions, concerts, solo and ensemble performances at school and on the wider stage. Whether it is the classical violin in the strings ensemble, the bass guitar in the school rock band, a leading role in the school play or dancing in the annual whole school dance production, there really is something for every pupil whatever their level and whatever their age as music is fully embedded into the life of all our pupils.
Throughout the year we build in activities beyond the curriculum that give all our pupils the chance to work together to discover new passions and interests – a whole school art day, joining in with the global Big Draw event, the annual dance production in collaboration with the senior school, enrichment days where we try our hand at rowing, pizza oven making, working with nature, Duke of Edinburgh skills, kite making and more.
Whatever it is that captivates your child, a world of possibility awaits.
Find out more about studying at our independent primary school in Shrewsbury by exploring our website.