Notices to Parents
A message to the Salopian Community from the Headmaster
In 2011 Shrewsbury School Governors discussed and agreed a development plan for the School, known as ‘2020 Vision’. A key element of that plan was the decision to build on the success of admitting girls into the Sixth Form in 2008 and move to full co-education. In September 2014 we welcomed our first cohort of Third and Fourth Form girls; this followed a period of careful preparation that included the refurbishment of The Grove and its successful conversion to a girls' house.
The momentum and demand for co-education is such that the Governors now feel that we should move ahead with our plan to achieve a ratio of 65% boys : 35% girls by 2020. In order to provide the appropriate ratio of accommodation, it will be necessary to create another girls' house.
After investigating a number of different options, we have taken the difficult decision that Moser’s Hall is the most appropriate house to convert into girls’ accommodation. Further information about this is provided in the letter that has been sent from the Headmaster to parents of current boys in Moser’s Hall and in an accompanying Question and Answer document. These may be downloaded below.
Moser’s will operate normally for the academic year 2015-16, although there will be no new Third Form intake. It will then go through a period of refurbishment, so that it is ready to accept girls from September 2017.
We will be doing all that we can to work with the Moser’s Hall community, through what is inevitably going to be a very challenging time for them.