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Music scholars

In a great week for the music department, internal (11+) music scholarships were awarded to George Rink (trumpet and piano) and Richard Wolksel (double bass and piano) by the school in recognition of their excellent auditions in January. Both boys are playing at or beyond Grade 5 level on both instruments, which reflects their…

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Regulatory Compliance Inspection Success

In November 2018 Prestfelde received an ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection. These inspections are carried out every three years and Prestfelde is delighted to have now received the full report. This was a compliance-only inspection and as such reports only on the school’s compliance with the standards. The standards…

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Prestfelde School to Recognise Potential

As a way of recognising and nurturing potential, Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury awards scholarships at 11+ for current and external new pupils alike. The scholarship assessment process will take into account a pupil’s ability, attitude and work ethos. As well as helping pupils to strive for excellence in areas of particular…

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Our Chamber Choir Supports McCarthy & Stone ‘Sing Your Heart Out’ Event

Our chamber choir joined homeowners and staff at McCarthy and Stone’s Stiperstones Court Retirement Living Plus development in Shrewsbury for a ‘Sing Your Heart Out’ event. Following the success of last year’s Sing Your Heart Out events, the house builder is once again hosting a series of festive events and the…

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ABRSM results for the Autumn Term 2018

Candidate Subject Gd Mk Cat SUNEET A TRUMPET 1 112 Pass NIKHIL A VIOLIN 2 130 Distinction ROSE F HORN 5 121 Merit JOSHUA F CELLO 1 132 Distinction JOSHUA F GUITAR 1 136 Distinction JAMES G SINGING 5 115 Pass OLIVER P PIANO 6 108 Pass KONRAD Q PIANO 1 113 Pass GEORGE R PIANO 5 117 Pass YASSIN S PIANO 2 105 Pass…

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Anything but a Trying Day for Shropshire Schools

With thanks for an excellent review written by Fergus, Year 7 From 14:30-16:00 on the afternoon of Monday 12th of November, 16 schools gathered at Highfields, Prestfelde School, to take part in the School Games tag rugby tournament. Two competitions took place, with the main event being the larger schools’ tournament, which…

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“Move Him Into The Sun” by Bob Chilcott

On Sunday, November 4th 2018, the precise centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death, over 200 musicians from the area gathered in Theatre Severn to commemorate the end of the Great War, but also Owen’s poetry. Twenty-six children from Prestfelde were there for the first half in which they sang songs from war poets set to…

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An invitation to experience Prestfelde

Founded in 1929, we are an independent preparatory school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 13. 2019 will be our 90th anniversary year. Based in thirty acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of Shrewsbury we are a day school with the option of flexible boarding. There are approximately 310 children at the school with class…

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Chilcott piece features Prestfeldians in world premiere

A special choir of fifteen Prestfelde upper voices has been working hard since the start of term on a newly commissioned work, “Move Him into the Sun” by internationally acclaimed British choral composer Bob Chilcott. The first performance of the piece, which lasts about half an hour and features SATB choir, upper…

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Prestfelde awarded gold school games mark

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the coveted School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year. This is the second consecutive year we have achieved the Gold Award. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for…

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