school

Representatives from Tennis Scotland and Ellesmere Tennis Academy with year 5 pupils Adam and Thomas Jacques at the award winning Tennis Centre at Ellesmere College
16 Feb 2018
A new state of the art tennis facility at a Shropshire school has been served an award for innovation and will be replicated across the UK. The Tennis Centre at Ellesmere College, which houses four full-size acrylic performance courts and changing rooms, won builders Rocklyn an Award for Excellence from the Sport and Play Construction Association (SAPCA) this month (Feb 8). The company, based in...
16 Feb 2018
A group of nine students from China have spent a week immersing themselves in the breadth and challenge of a top independent boarding school in Shropshire. The pupils, who had won a competition in the China Daily newspaper to come to the UK, were aged between 11 and 14 and spent time living and learning at Ellesmere College. They took part in CRE8, a student led arts evening, which saw several...
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...
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...
30 Sep 2016
Pupils at a Shropshire school have teamed up with a local wholefood producer as part of a national campaign to celebrate British food and drink. Held every autumn, at the same time as many schools are holding their own harvest festival celebrations, Love British Food Fortnight (September 17 to October 2) is the biggest national celebration of the nation’s food and drink. This year children at...
20 Sep 2016
A Shropshire school is “revolutionising” its boarding house by making it more flexible for pupils and parents. Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury has welcomed boarders since 1929, but changing times have seen the numbers of pupils living on site dwindle in recent years. Now the school is developing a fresh approach by making the boarding house an “extension of home” to encourage more children to...
Photo of Sybil recording Signal's BBC Radio 4 Appeal at Broadcasting House
14 Sep 2016
Shrewsbury-based hearing loss charity Signal has been chosen to make a national appeal on BBC Radio 4, which will be aired on Sunday 25 September at 7.54am just before the 8 o’clock news. Broadcaster Sybil Ruscoe will present the appeal, which will feature Signal’s work supporting deaf and hearing impaired children in Malawi. Sybil, who is originally from Wem, has enjoyed a career in national...
13 Jul 2016
Pupils at a prep school in Shrewsbury have created a giant mural which will be part of their school for generations to come. The mural was created as part of Prestfelde School’s arts week, with children getting involved in a number of activities centring around the giant piece of art being designed in the school dining room. Professional artist, Rory McCann, who has created murals all over the...
29 Apr 2016
A former Shropshire primary teacher has raised serious concerns over the testing regime for primary schools in England. Adele Conlon, a former teacher at Mereside Primary School in Shrewsbury and Captain Webb Primary in Dawley, fears teachers and pupils are being put under too much pressure. Her comments come as the National Association of Head Teachers holds its annual conference in Birmingham...
06 Apr 2016
A Shropshire school pupil is preparing to take part in an adult fishing competition this month. Harry Upton, 15, who competes in fly fishing competitions for England, will be the only junior in the final of the adult Bank Masters championship on April 17. The Thomas Adams School year ten pupil will also compete against fly-fishers his own age this weekend in the England Youth Bank Championships...
Subscribe to school