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Jane Smalley, Founder of Shrewsbury Prepatoria
30 Jan 2018
An award-winning nursery which was recently rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, has announced plans to launch an independent school this September. Shrewsbury Prepatoria, which was launched in 2013 by Jane Smalley who had previously taught at Shrewsbury High School, plans to launch a provision for Reception and Year One pupils.  The application, which has already been accepted by the Department for...
04 Jan 2018
The role of the British boy detective, made famous in children’s literary favourites such as Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, will be the focus of discussion at a free event being held at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) this month. Dr Lucy Andrew will officially launch her new book, The Boy Detective in Early British Children’s Literature: Patrolling the Borders between Boyhood and Manhood (Palgrave...
21 Nov 2017
Shrewsbury School has announced the appointment of Leo Winkley as its next Headmaster. He will take up his position in September 2018. Leo Winkley has been Headmaster of St Peter’s School, York since 2010. He is also currently Chair of the Boarding Schools’ Association and of the City of York Independent State School Partnership. He has previously taught at Ardingly College and Cheltenham Ladies...
21 Sep 2017
Shrewsbury Colleges Group is inviting Telford students, currently in Year 11, to a special progression evening, where they can get a host of advice about what to do after school. This one-stop shop to explore the choices available after leaving school includes full-time education, both vocational and A Levels, Apprenticeships and employment, is on Wednesday, 27 September from 4pm- 7.30pm at the...
04 Aug 2017
A Shropshire woman battling Multiple sclerosis (MS) has thanked Shrewsbury College for being the ‘turning point’ in her life. Caroline Gudgion, aged 50, from Whitchurch, was first diagnosed with the disease in November 2013 and as a result of her diagnosis, her ability to work and socialise was drastically changed. The mother of two, originally from Bedfordshire, left school and trained as a...
04 Aug 2017
A student from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College has been awarded first place in a regional competition held by the Rotary Club for design and innovation. Connor Phillips, aged 18, from Llanfyllin in Powys, entered the Rotary Club Young Innovator competition earlier this month and walked away from the competition, bagging himself first place in the West Midland Regional final Connor studied A Levels...
03 Aug 2017
Shrewsbury Colleges Group have three upcoming Advice Events for those who may have done better, or worse than expected in exams or for those who simply want to find out more about studying a course, at any level, this September. GCSE drop-in events are being held on Thursday, 24 August from 11am – 3pm, at London Road and English Bridge campuses, followed by an Advice Event from 5-7pm, at the...
18 Jul 2017
A Shropshire college computer student volunteered his time to help a local church by building it a website and helping with their social media presence. St Chad’s Church in Shrewsbury is an iconic Grade I Listed Building – the only circular Georgian church in the country which retains its original interior.  The Friends of St Chad’s, who contribute to the maintenance of the fabric of St Chad’s,...
07 Jun 2017
A new sports education and training company has been launched this month, replacing a long-established brand in the county.  Sportsjam Coaching, first founded 17 years ago and latterly known as Sportsjam Education, will now be known as PROTEL ltd, with its education arm known locally as Severnsports. This separation of the two business interests allows Sportsjam to continue to operate as a...
18 May 2017
A school in Shrewsbury has unveiled its new branding to parents at a special event. The creative team behind the new website and branding with school head, Fiona Orchard (centre). Prestfelde School has undertaken a full brand review, including a refreshed logo, website, prospectus and marketing materials which more truly reflects the school’s “modern yet traditional” outlook - and parents have...
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