You can view the most recent inspection reports from the Independent Schools Inspectorate below.

Regulatory Compliance Inspection January 2019 Shrewsbury High recently passed the Independent Schools Inspectorate’s (ISI) Regulatory Compliance Inspection with flying colours, meeting all the requirements in every section.   Inspectors praised the quality of the work that is conducted at the High School, after a rigorous and thorough inspection of various aspects of both the prep and senior site

The inspection saw the school successfully pass the required standard in areas including:

  • Quality of education
  •  Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils
  • Welfare, health and safety of pupils
  • Suitability of staff, supply staff and governors
  • Premises of and accommodation at school
  • Provision of information
  • Manner in which complaints are handled
  • Quality of leadership and management of school

The report is necessarily formal and gives little detail; however the Inspection team were full of praise for the quality of the education provided commenting on the warmth of teacher-pupil relationships and the pupils’ obvious enjoyment of their school experience.  They observed that we have a rigorous approach to the welfare, health and safety of our pupils and acknowledged the school sets high expectations with regard to all standards and procedures, going well beyond the minimum standard.

Inspectors praised The Girls’ Day School Trust on ensuring its leadership and management demonstrated appropriate skills and knowledge so that standards were consistently met and the well- being of pupils was actively promoted.

Ms Sharrock, Head of Shrewsbury High commented ‘We are delighted to report that Shrewsbury High School passed its recent Inspection, from the Independent Schools Inspectorate, with absolutely no actions for follow up.  I am immensely proud of all of my staff who strive for excellence every day in order to provide the best possible learning environment for our pupils.  I am also grateful for the support of our parents, governors and pupils who make us the strong community that we are.

This is a very exciting time for the High School and a successful inspection report is a great start to the New Year and recognition of our strength as we move forward with our development plans.’ The ISI is the body approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of inspecting schools which are members of the Independent Schools Council to report on the extent to which they meet the Independent Schools Standards. The ISI inspects schools every three years.

This was a compliance-only inspection and as such reports only on the school’s compliance with the standards. The standards represent minimum requirements and judgements and are given as either met or not met. The report confirms that Shrewsbury High is fully compliant, and has met all of the required standards. No further action is required as a result of this inspection.

A report from the inspection, which was carried out in January 2019, is now available to download Shrewsbury High School RCI Report Jan 2019.

The school’s most recent full inspection report from 2015 is available at:

Junior, Senior & Sixth Form
 Open Day

 Thursday 13th May 2021

Click to register