Shrewsbury is well-known as a traditional independent school. It was founded in 1552 and has Charles Darwin amongst its famous 'old boys'. It is situated across the River Severn from the lively market town of Shrewsbury. Manchester and Birmingham airports are approximately 1.5 hours by road; London Heathrow 3-4 hours.
It has an impressive campus with both traditional and modern buildings. The school's impressive sporting facilities include sports pitches, an astroturf, tennis, squash and fives courts, an indoor sports hall. Swimming is offered at a local pool once a week. There are large IT suites, an art studio and a theatre.