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Leadership Opportunities

Leadership roles in our Shrewsbury Sixth Form allow our students to develop and improve vital skills required for university and adult life including confidence, team work, communication, time management, problem solving and presentation skills.

In Year 12 and 13 leadership opportunities include: Head girl and deputy positions, sports captains, House captains, as well as a variety of prefect positions including Music, Art, Charity and Drama.

There is the opportunity to become a representative on the GDST Student Council representing Shrewsbury High at Trust Head Office, plus our own School Council, Learning Council and Sixth Form Forum gives our Sixth Formers the chance to make a different to how the school is run.

We are also very proud of our peer support opportunities at SHS and Sixth Form “Big Sisters” play an integral role in helping our younger pupils adjust to life at senior school.

Meet our Head Girl Team

Meet Harriet, Eleanor and Alice, our Head Girl and Deputies, along with our Senior Prefects, Freya, Emilia and Hattie.



The Sixth Form programme at SHS offers modules in business, leadership, the creative arts, voluntary service, the Model United Nations and valuable life skills. It gives students the chance for interview practice, personal finance and budgeting, cooking on a budget, self-defence and further education advice from apprenticeships to studying abroad.



Many also complete an Extended project qualification, complete Duke of Edinburgh Gold, build and manage companies through the Young Enterprise Scheme and work alongside business in the Engineering Education Scheme. They also run a variety of societies and events as well as edit and publish literary and science magazines.

We want our Sixth formers to focus on their creativity, their ability to problem solve, their resilience, physical and mental health so we also run a PSHE programme and all our Sixth Formers have designated time for Sport and PE.

Opportunity for adventure and travel abound in the Sixth Form. The Induction weekend at the start of Year 12 sees girls visiting a university to give them an idea of what universities can offer and then ends with outdoor activities such as gorge walking, kayaking, high ropes and rock climbing – the perfect way for girls to develop a strong sense of group identity and encourage widening friendships.