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Academic

This is a first class prep, where academic rigour is balanced by an equally strong offering in arts and sport. Good Schools Guide Our school strives to balance a love of learning with robust foundations and subject preparation to enable boys to access a range of aspirational senior schools. SHS is a magical place where …

Scholarship & Common Entrance Routes

Our final two years (Years 7 & 8) see our boys follow two exam routes: Common Entrance Scholarship Scholarship Route Should it be felt that boys would benefit from, and can access, the kind of work, pace and thinking demanded of Scholarship, are strong across all subjects and have an appropriate attitude and work ethic, …

More Able, Gifted and Talented

We recognise the importance of identifying a wide range of abilities and talents, and of providing opportunities to nurture them. Enrichment and extension activities are provided across the curriculum and teachers have high expectations for every boy, encouraging them achieve their true potential. Our classes are fluidly set in Year 4 for Maths and English, …

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Learning Support

The Learning Enrichment Department (LE) at Shrewsbury House believes in working closely with staff and parents to identify, advise and provide reasonable adjustment and support for all pupils with: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) More Able, Gifted and Talented (M, A, G and T) English as an Additional Language (EAL) Our Learning Enrichment Co-Ordinator (LEC) and …

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils and the wider Shrewsbury House community is at the heart of all we do. We provide a safe and secure learning environment where teachers and pupils feel confident sharing conversations around this subject. We recognise that early help and support is fundamental in addressing any issues …

Years 7 & 8 at Shrewsbury House

White shirts. Prefects. House Captains. Colours and awards.  Scholarship and Common Entrance preparation. Buddy system.  And more… While every year is really important at Shrewsbury House, with each successive year building on the previous, we have to acknowledge that we also do something pretty special in our final two years in Years 7 & 8.  …

Creative

There are many opportunities for boys at Shrewsbury House to develop and demonstrate their creative talents. In particular, the boys receive a broad education in all aspects of Art and Design & Technology, which are taught as distinct subjects within the curriculum. Through Design & Technology, they explore innovation and creativity within the designed world …

Drama

‘To be inspired and challenged by an enjoyment of drama in all its forms through working both independently as well as in collaboration with peers’ is the aim of the Drama department. The Drama curriculum enables boys at Shrewsbury House to build confidence in a safe environment. Drama gives the boys an opportunity to express …

Music

‘To inspire and educate the next generation of musicians through an academic, practical and aesthetic based music curriculum’ is the mission statement of the Music Department. Music is central to Shrewsbury House. The ethos of the Music Department is that opportunity is open to all, and not just a select few. At Shrewsbury House, every …

Sports

Sport at Shrewsbury House School is an integral and vital part of school life. We provide a programme based on inclusivity, enjoyment and performance. Although we are proud of our success in Regional and National competition, Shrewsbury House School is just as focused on providing as broad an opportunity as possible for all boys. This …

Leadership

Leadership skills are an important part of the curriculum at Shrewsbury House and each boy has one lesson a week in Years 6, 7 and 8 on termly rotation. Each year builds and develops on the previous, and the culmination of the course sees the Year 8 boys striving to apply their skills in support …

Opening Minds

Opening Minds lessons are planned to enable pupils in Years 3 and 4 to develop a wide range of skills in a safe and supportive learning environment.  Lessons cover critical thinking and study skills as well as an appreciation and understanding of pupils’ own and others emotions and reactions to them.  Topics include: Our Amazing …

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Problem/Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning (or PBL) is a pupil-centred teaching approach that involves a dynamic classroom experience. It is believed that students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. At Shrewsbury House we have adapted this concept of thinking about real-world problems, and have introduced a bespoke and dynamic aspect to the …

STEM

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) lessons – Year 4 boys are taught STEM skills where they develop their teamwork and problem-solving skills. In addition, they experience designing solutions and testing their ideas – as well as evaluating their prototypes, learning through trial and error – in order to be better prepared to face real-life …