Award Winning Senior School

Located in Shrewsbury town centre, on the banks of the River Severn, our senior school is a day school for girls in Years 7-13. We are renowned for consistently strong academic achievement, a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, and a strong sense of community.

We accept girls to our Senior School throughout the school year and if you would like to book a tour or talk to us about bringing your daughter to our Senior Department, please get in touch with Sharon Jones, our Admissions Officer on 01743 494 038 or admissions@shr.gdst.net to find out full details.

The school was recently nominated in three categories at the Education Business Awards 2016 and was delighted to receive the prize for its Biomedical Conference that welcomes pupils in Year 10 and above from across the County who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine.  

Furthermore, the Biomedical Programme was nominated in the Times Independent School of the Year awards alongside a second shortlisting for our Sixth Form provision.

Over the last two years the School has also won two awards for its sports facilities and achievements at recent national awards ceremonies with judges commenting that "Among its superb facilities, the school’s gymnastics academy benefits pupils, as do regular visits to the Team GB training facilities in Lilleshall. This has been underlined by recent success in regional competitions".  They also noted the huge range of sports on offer and the quality of the training programmes for pupils.

Shrewsbury High School is proud to offer girls from 11-18 every opportunity to reach their fullest potential through academic and extra-curricular provision.

More about the Senior School

From Modern Languages, History and English through to Physics, Biology and Maths, our pupils are taught by specialist teachers in small class sizes and encouraged to question and to challenge, to push their own learning forward.  Subjects are taught in varied and interesting ways with the aim of encouraging a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and discovery.

​Setting is used in Science to enable teaching to be tailored to individuals. All setting is fluid and girls may move between sets during the year as they progress to ensure that teaching is always directed to their specific needs and offers the appropriate level of stretch and support.

Music plays a central part in school life, with a third of pupils actively involved in performing at all levels in orchestras, bands, choirs, ensembles and music drama and music lessons delivered by specialist staff in singing, piano, guitar, drum kit and all orchestral instruments.  Advanced musicians also play with the Shropshire County Orchestras and Bands and at national level.  Year 8 pupil Lily Atkin was recently named Shropshire Young Musician of the Year 2016.

Many of our girls excel in the sporting arena, often representing their school at county, national and even international level. Our continued investment in improved facilities should increase these successes and ensure that all pupils have access to sporting challenges.

We have a combination of Full Reports, Grade Cards and Academic Targets published in senior school to support the girls' learning. These are published online and accessed through a parental gateway which ensures parents have a frequent and comprehensive update on how their children are progressing. In addition, these methods of feedback dovetail with our Parents' Evenings but all parents are invited to contact the school at anytime to acquire additional feedback from subject staff and tutors via email or telephone.