Shrewsbury School

school in Shropshire, UK

Shrewsbury School is an English independent boarding school for pupils aged 13 to 18 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, founded by Edward VI in 1552 by a Royal Charter. The present campus, to which the school moved in 1882, is on the banks of the River Severn.Shrewsbury School is one of the original seven public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868, and one of the 'great' nine identified by the Clarendon Commission of 1861. It was originally a boarding school for boys; girls have been admitted into the Sixth Form since 2008 and there are approximately 130-day pupils. Since 2015, the school has been fully co-educational. Pupils are admitted at the age of 13 by selective examination, and for approximately ten per cent of the pupils, English is a second or additional language. The fees at Shrewsbury are up to £12,980 a term for UK students and up to £13,500 a term for international students, with three terms per academic year in 2019. The school's alumni – or "Old Salopians" – include naturalists, poets, academics, politicians, authors, sportsmen, actors, and military figures.
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