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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...
13 May 2018
New independent school given green light to launch later this year   Shrewsbury will welcome a new independent school in September this year after approval was given by both Ofsted and the Department for Education. Launched by the team behind Shrewsbury Prepatoria, the new school will initially offer provision for pupils in Reception and Year One. Founded in 2013 by Jane Smalley, Shrewsbury...
28 Feb 2018
Award-winning nursery, Shrewsbury Prepatoria is once again celebrating having secured ‘outstanding’ from Ofsted for its Infant and Toddler provision just one year after it launched.  The news comes three months after its pre-school was also rated as ‘outstanding’.   Shrewsbury Prepatoria, which was established in 2013 also recently announced plans to launch a new Independent School later this...
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...
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