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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...
Professor Anna Sutton, Provost of UCS, and Robin Morris, Chairman of Morris & Company
24 Oct 2018
Robin Morris, chairman of the fifth-generation family business Morris & Company announced the launch of The Morris Scholarship at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) Open Day on Saturday (20th October). The Morris Scholarship will cover the cost of all tuition fees for a full three year degree as well as providing a bursary of £3,000 per year towards the successful applicant’s living costs....
Edina Jones enjoys VR headsets produced by Ellesmere College which are being used around the world
13 Sep 2018
Virtual reality technology is helping to bring a Shropshire school to life in homes across the globe. Potential students of Ellesmere College can now experience just what it is like to walk around the campus in north Shropshire while sat in their bedroom in China, Russia, Malaysia and many other countries. The forward-thinking College has developed personalised branded VR headsets to send around...
23 Aug 2018
Pupils at Shrewsbury School are celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results a week after their Sixth Form counterparts produced a stunning set of A Level grades. In the context of rising difficulty in GCSE specifications and a national picture of grade deflation, their performance is particularly spectacular. Two-thirds of all papers sat by the Year 11 Pupils were graded at A or A*. Thirty-...
22 Jun 2018
Last Monday award-winning TV historian and Beanstalk Ambassador Dan Snow took time before his talk ‘An evening with the History Guy’ at the Theatre Severn to meet and thank Beanstalk’s longest-serving volunteer in Shropshire Ann Powis for her work supporting local primary school children with reading. He came along to Beanstalk’s stand in the foyer of the theatre to present Ann with tickets to...
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