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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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For the love of reading – Prestfelde opens new school library

Prestfelde school proudly opened its new school library on Monday, 24th September following a renovation that took place over the summer. Mr Robin Trimby, Head of Prestfelde between 1983 and 1995, was invited along to cut the ribbon and officially open the library alongside pupils, teaching staff and parents. Prestfelde pupils…

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SeptemberFest is huge fun

Autumnal weather failed to dampen spirits at our annual SeptemberFest, and children, staff and parents together raised a large sum for charity! Here is a message from Darren Williams of the Friends of Prestfelde: Wow, What a fantastic day Friday was, I thought the buzz and atmosphere in the Gym and Cage Area were brilliant.  A…

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U11s put the wind up their opposition

The U11 squad, fresh from their weekend success at Shrewsbury School, travelled to Repton on a windy Wednesday afternoon for the Midlands and North regional finals and returned victorious, having beaten Terra Nova (Cheshire) 3-0 in the final. They will now take part in the national finals in May.

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Six-a-side success

The annual Shrewsbury School six-a-side competition for U11s and U13s has marked the start of the school’s soccer season for many years – right back to the days when Mr Baskerville’s side won the competition without winning a game (least corners conceded was the rule in case of a draw). This year the U11As…

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Aquathlon

Prestfelde’s swimmers, possibly inspired by the visit of Ellesmere College’s swimming team at the opening of our new pool last term, swept all before them at the Moreton Hall Aquathlon in September. The Prestfelde team won four out of the six events, matching last year’s success!

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