Shrewsbury’s newest school is officially “outstanding”

Shrewsbury’s newest school has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted just weeks after it welcomed its first pupils.

Shrewsbury Prepatoria opened its doors to pupils in Reception and Year One at the start of September this year with a vision to build on the success that had been achieved by the nursery and pre-school which launched five years beforehand.  It brought with it an entirely new curriculum and radically different approach to Early Years education.

Leading Shropshire construction firm gifts Shrewsbury primary school first ever sponsored sports kit

Children at Coleham Primary School have been gifted their first ever branded sports kit thanks to family-run construction firm TC Homes.

TC Homes have been renovating their new offices, which are located next to the primary school in Shrewsbury.

To thank the school for its understanding while building work was going on nearby, Directors Victoria and Tim Charnley thought it would be a nice gesture to provide the school with its first ever branded sponsored sports kit.

Mary Poppins Returns - to Shrewsbury

A special event is being held in Shrewsbury to coincide with the release of the film Mary Poppins Returns - and it promises to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

It is 54 years since Mary Poppins was released and has proved to be a much-loved classic with children of all ages ever since, if not with the creator.

The new film goes on general release in December and will be the subject of a discussion being held at University Centre Shrewsbury on December 1.

Free Self-Defence Classes for Women and Children in Shrewsbury

To celebrate the opening of their new premises in the Shrewsbury town centre, Shropshire’s mixed martial arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) gym, Straight Blast Gym (SBG) are offering free self-defence classes to women and children until Christmas.

Classes will focus on learning the art of BJJ, a unique martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting.

What makes Christmas music Christmassy?

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes Christmas music Christmassy? Well now is your chance to find out at a special lecture being held in Shrewsbury.

Professor Darren Sproston will be exploring the well-known, the obscure, the obvious and the ambiguous in an effort to answer this riddle at University Centre Shrewsbury on December 6.  

The lecture will be held at Guildhall, Frankwell Quay. It is free to attend, but booking is essential.

Financial Times journalist heading to Shrewsbury

A highly regarded business commentator and national journalist is returning to Shropshire next month to give a lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury.

Andrew Hill is an Associate Editor and Management Editor at the Financial Times and studied at Shrewsbury School from 1978 to 1983. He will be at the University on Monday, December 10, and will be exploring if business can do well by doing good.

The event at Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, will start at 1pm, is free to attend but booking is essential.

Participate Artspace Winter Art Fair

Participate Artspace Winter Art Fair is back this year! At Participate Contemporary Artspace. CIC. Riverside Shopping Centre. Raven Meadows. Shrewsbury. 11am-5pm Tuesday – Saturday until 23rd December. With new art work from 17 artists you will not want to miss it.

Shrewsbury Jazz Network Presents 'Malija'


Mark Lockheart (saxophones), Liam Noble (piano), Jasper Hoiby (bass)

This supergroup features three musicians of huge musical experience and phenomenal empathy: Lockheart (Loose Tubes, Polar Bear, Perfect Houseplants), Hoiby (Phronesis) and Noble (Wellins, Siegel). Distinguished by “in-the-moment improvisation”, the band’s idiomatic sweep through many musical styles has flair and good humour, with strong compositions from each member. A special gig as part of SJN’s twenty-first birthday celebrations.

Shrewsbury School cricketer selected for England Women's Training Programme

Sixteen-year-old Issy Wong, a pupil at Shrewsbury School, has won a place on the ECB England Women’s Cricket Training Group Programme. 

The ECB’s selection process for this elite group of cricketers is lengthy, rigorous and highly competitive. It is a tribute to Issy’s hard work and determination, as well as her talent, that she has been identified by the ECB as “having the potential skills and characteristics required to become a future England player, ensuring that England are at the forefront of world cricket”.

Students honour veterans with lunch in college restaurant

Shrewsbury Colleges Group students showed their gratitude to local war veterans at this time of remembrance with a free lunch at the College restaurant, Origins.

Last month over 40 SCG students attended the funeral of Royal Marine veteran, David McLaren Kerr, after the Royal British Legion made an appeal for people to support the funeral of the man who had outlived his only family. This moving event inspired College staff and students in Hospitality & Catering and Travel & Tourism to give back to the men and women who secured peace for their lifetime.


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