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 players and groups for all tastes including wind, jazz, brass and strings as well, of course, as the choirs.

Good Schools Guide

At Shrewsbury House, our belief is that shared participation in music is an integral part in developing a sense of pride in our shared community. As boys journey through the school, participation in a wide range of music making is intended to develop important transferable skills such as perseverance and self-confidence, but most importantly nurture long lasting bonds of friendship.

The music you can expect to hear at Shrewsbury House might range from a rousing hymn sung in Monday morning assembly, to a boy glowing with pride after giving his first solo performance. There are events involving every boy in the school community, such as year group concerts, the House Music competition, and Carol Service, along with opportunities to showcase the commitment of boys in ensembles, such as the Spring Concert and Musical Soirée, to which colleagues from Senior Schools are invited.

In our most recent set of ABRSM exam results in Spring 2024, boys achieved a 100% pass rate with 87% of achieving either a Merit or Distinction. The Director of Music also offers personalised support to families applying for music scholarships at Senior Schools and boys have recently been successful in achieving music awards at Dulwich, Rugby and RGS Guildford.