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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. An exciting and varied curriculum. 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 …

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Common Entrance and Scholarship Pathways

Our final two years (Years 7 and 8) see boys follow two exam routes: Common Entrance Scholarship An open and ongoing dialogue exists between teachers, pupils and parents to ascertain the best pathway for each boy. Regardless of which route pupils take, there are many opportunities for boys to thrive in their learning from Year …

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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 teachers work with …

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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 …

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Years 7 & 8 at Shrewsbury House

White shirts. Discovery Programme. Prefects. House Captains. Colours and awards. Scholarship and Common Entrance preparation. Buddy system. And more… Whilst 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 and 8.  …

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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 …

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Drama

Drama is varied and complements other areas of the curriculum. All boys take part in a year group production each year and theatre club enables enthusiasts to develop backstage skills. Good Schools Guide The teaching of Drama allows the boys to develop in three specific areas: Theatre skills: the curriculum is developed to include a …

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Music

Music is another significant strength with ‘fun’ and ‘inclusive’ again being the most oft-cited attributes of both curricular and extra-curricular provision. Endless opportunities to get involved at all levels and regular concerts and soirées, plus the annual house music competition, provide boys with opportunities to perform in public. Impressively, there are over 200 musical instrument …

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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 …

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RSE

At Shrewsbury House the pupils receive Relationships Education in Year 3 to Year 6 and Relationships and Sex Education for pupils in Year 7 to Year 8. The focus in Year 3 to Year 6 is on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships …

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Opening Minds

Opening Minds lessons are planned to enable our younger pupils 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. By teaching them emotional literacy at this …

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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 …

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STEAM

In STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) lessons, boys are taught STEAM 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. They learn through trial and error in order to be better prepared to face real-life problems with …