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.  Full Admissions Information can be found by visiting Admissions.

We are delighted to have once again been shortlisted in the TES Independent School Awards, this year recognising our strong commitment and provision of STEM activities and the huge rise in High School girls going on to pursue a career in a STEM oriented career.

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.