Shrewsbury School

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Coordinates: 52 ° 42 ′ 13.7 "  N , 2 ° 45 ′ 43.9"  W.

Shrewsbury School

The Shrewsbury School was founded in the city of Shrewsbury in 1552 by a royal charter from King Edward VI through Adam Jones . The school's coat of arms is the Edward VI coat of arms. The school was one of nine schools named in the Public Schools Act of 1868 . Today the school has around 680 students, about 130 of whom do not live in the boarding school. Students are admitted at the age of 13 on the basis of an aptitude test. Since 2008, female pupils can also be admitted to the school.

When the school was founded, it was housed in three wooden houses. Of the original buildings, only Riggs Hall remains today. When the school was founded, it was largely based on Calvinism , and wealthy Protestant families from Shrewsbury, Shropshire and North Wales sent their sons to the school. The stone school buildings were completed by 1630 and the school used them until it moved to its current location above the River Severn in 1882 . The former school building is now used as the Shrewsbury Municipal Library.

Former students named Old Salopians include:

The former headmasters of the school include:

The school publishes the magazine Public Nose , which in its name alludes to the satirical magazine Private Eye , but in contrast is a school newspaper that reports seriously on current events. The newspaper The Falopian , produced solely by students, is a satirical newspaper based on Private Eye . The school itself publishes a newspaper called The Salopian , which is primarily aimed at the school staff and the parents of the students and reports on current affairs that affect the school.

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