The TES (The Times Educational Supplement) Awards recognise the most outstanding independent schools from across the country.
Headmaster Leo Winkley said:
“We were delighted to be shortlisted for Boarding School of the Year, which is one of the three ‘headline’ awards, and also to be shortlisted for the Creativity Award. Whilst we didn’t come away from the TES Awards ceremony with a winner’s medal, we did get a ‘silver’ in the Boarding School of the Year category. The worthy winner in this category was a small residential school for children with autism and other learning disabilities. Listed alongside schools such as Rugby and Wellington College, the judges gave Shrewsbury School a special mention as ‘highly commended’. This was the only additional award of the evening - so, a tremendous achievement in itself and a real source of collective pride, as well as an inspiration to keep working together to deliver the best possible experience for the children in our care.
“As a thriving full-boarding school, we believe in serious fun. Each seven-day working week is packed with opportunity in an environment that is both challenging and kind. The community spirit enjoyed and created by all our girls and boys, whether boarders or day pupils, is really special.
“To be recognised as a school of creativity is testimony to the long heritage of innovation and independent thinking that inspired the creators of Private Eye and the work of Charles Darwin and many other former pupils of the school who have led lives of purpose and spirit.
“We will continue to pursue our unique model of whole person education, working to make these life-enhancing opportunities available to a wider range of pupils through our transformative bursaries programme.”
These short videos give an insight, through the words of pupils, into some of the reasons why Shrewsbury School has been shortlisted for the two awards: