Following our Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection in November 2022, the ISI has given Shrewsbury High School the highest rating obtainable with the key findings that the quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements, and the quality of pupils’ personal development are excellent.  We are delighted to share with you here the full report below.

At the heart of our mission is a promise to deliver excellence consistently and reliably for all our pupils.  We hold this promise very dear and so we are absolutely thrilled that the ISI, having intensely scrutinised and observed our school at every level, and in every aspect of the education we provide from Reception to Year 13, concluded emphatically that we deliver on that promise.

Key Report Findings:

The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.

Pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding are notably strong and they are willing to take risks with their learning.

Pupils are enthusiastic, ambitious, self-motivated and take responsibility for their own learning.

Pupils have highly developed learning skills which they employ confidently.


The quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent.

Pupils demonstrate excellent social development and collaborate productively.

Pupils develop an excellent understanding of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and know how to take responsibility for their own wellbeing.

Pupils are empathetic and tolerant with a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Our Inspection booklet can be found at SHS Inspection booklet 2023.

You can read the full inspection report here: Shrewsbury High School GDST EQI Report 2023-01-19

or read this and previous reports on the ISI website at ISI website – reports