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Ian Williams, Director of Sport at Ellesmere College, is delighted that the schol has been ranked 17th in the country for sport
04 Feb 2021
Shropshire’s Ellesmere College is celebrating being named the 17th best school for sport in the whole of the UK.  The prestigious honour was revealed in the latest annual ranking of the top 200 sporting schools across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland by School Sport Magazine. The scale of the achievement in this latest table, covering 2020, is huge with the nearest geographical...
03 Feb 2021
A building contractor has handed 50 new tablets to schools in Shropshire, Mid Wales and Cheshire to ensure that children without access to quality technology can learn at home during lockdown. Pave Aways has given 10 Samsung Galaxy tablets each to Newtown and Welshpool High Schools in Mid Wales, the Telford Langley School, Shrewsbury Academy and Blacon High School in Chester in an £11,500 gesture...
19 Oct 2019
Are you interested in or working in the area of children's literacy and reading for pleasure?  Do you want to share ideas on how to help children develop a life-long love of books? Do you want to hear from nationally renowned educators and specialists in children's books, literacy and education? Then come to this conference, right in the heart of Shropshire, to share strategies to empower, unlock...
Shrewsbury School pupils celebrate impressive GCSE results
22 Aug 2019
In the wake of successes at A Level last week, Shrewsbury School pupils are receiving another raft of impressive results today – this time at GCSE. With 40% of all grades awarded an A* (or equivalent) and nearly two-thirds of all examinations graded at A* or A, the pupils will have much of which to be proud. Across all qualifications taken on the new and more challenging 9-1 specifications,...
Shrewsbury School A level students are celebrating excellent results
15 Aug 2019
Shrewsbury School is celebrating another enormously successful set of results. This year’s Upper Sixth cohort are now poised to take up a raft of prestigious university places following an examination session that saw nearly three-quarters of all papers graded at A* - B level. Nine pupils achieved a clean sweep of A* or equivalent grades across their disciplines and a total of 37 pupils obtained...
Olympic hockey champion Kate-Richardson Walsh is special guest at Adcote School Speech Day
17 Jul 2019
Olympic hockey champion Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE was the guest of honour at Adcote School’s end of year Speech Day. Kate, who captained the England and Great Britain field hockey teams for 13 years and led them to win top international medals, including Olympic gold and bronze, gave a speech to students, teachers and parentsat the school, at Little Ness, near Shrewsbury, The Speech Day...
Paul Kirkbright - University Centre Shrewsbury, Ali McGowan - Shrewsbury Bookfest, Claire Rogers - The Wynn Foundation
24 May 2019
Since 2010, the charity Shrewsbury Bookfest has run its exciting Book Award scheme every two years, reaching almost 2,000 primary school children each time across Shropshire and it has become the charity’s flagship project winning plaudits from schools, teachers, children’s authors and the Education Centre at The Guardian newspaper.  No wonder then that this impactful reading development project...
22 May 2019
Shrewsbury’s newest school which was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted just weeks after it welcomed its first pupils in September of last year, is on track to double its student numbers less than a year after opening.  It has also been given Department for Education approval to officially increase its overall capacity to 20. Shrewsbury Prepatoria opened its doors to pupils in Reception and Year One...
07 Jan 2019
Primary school children across Shropshire are being given a unique opportunity to use a new (and free!) website to create characters for a soon-to-launch animated TV show in what is believed to be a world first. Night Zookeeper is already well-known to school children aged seven and above and is an award-winning digital platform that encourages literacy and writing.  When it was announced last...
Staff and pupils at Shrewsbury Prepatoria celebrate their Ofsted success
20 Nov 2018
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...
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