This follows the national success of being named the Independent School of the Year at the Independent School of the Year Awards in October 2020, where we were also the joint recipient of the Community Outreach award.
Leo Winkley, Headmaster of Shrewsbury School, comments:
“I am delighted for the pupils and staff of Shrewsbury School that we have been short-listed for Boarding School of the Year 2021. The past twelve months have required communities and individuals to draw deeply on their reserves of resilience and adaptability. As a community that is seven days a week, whether in remote or in person, the pupils and staff have stayed together. As a school, we have worked hard to contribute positively to the community around us, as well as providing the best possible experience for the girls and boys in our care. Shrewsbury aims to empower children to flourish in life and to lead lives that benefit others.
“This short-listing is another encouragement to keep striving in all we do.”
The TES (The Times Educational Supplement) Awards recognise the most outstanding independent schools from across the country and at the 2020 TES Awards Shrewsbury School received unique special recognition when it was ‘highly commended’ in the category of Boarding School of the Year.
TES Editor Jon Severs said: “After a difficult year for all schools, it is an honour to celebrate the TES Independent School awards, not only to celebrate excellent practice but to ensure that practice is shared far and wide.
We received an unparalleled number of entries this year, which is testament to the great work all have done during the pandemic. The schools that have been shortlisted should be proud – it’s a remarkable achievement.”
For the very first time, TES Independent School Awards winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on Friday 30 April 2021.