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U13 VII rugby players win Terra Nova Tournament in extra time!

After a very promising season at the fifteen-a-side version of the game, the 1st VII squad returned victorious from the Terra Nova Invitation Prep School Sevens – the first Prestfelde team to achieve this since 2006. The boys began with a physical and well controlled 9t – 0 demolition of Rydal Penrhos College, and…

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U11 cricketers win prestigious Derek Hayward award

Our national U11 prep schools cricket champions had a very special evening at the end of February with the presentation ceremony for the SSSAA Derek Hayward award, held at Shire Hall in Shrewsbury. This award is given to the primary level team which has had most success in the previous twelve months. As national champions,…

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House Music competition

   The annual House Music competition has been a fixture in the school since 1984, and always fires up the interest and competitive streak in our musicians. Now staged in mid February, it is essentially two different competitions on one evening – a Singing competition for the Fenter Singing Cup (with songs sung by Year…

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OPEN MORNING

An Open Morning for prospective parents (and children!) is to be held on Friday, 2nd March 1030 – 1230h. Visits are by appointment (please email our School Secretary Jayne Simmons via our Contact page). The school has just appointed a new Registrar, Pamela Roberts, who takes up the post after half term. At that point she…

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Young Thinker of the Year

Congratulations to Rose Farquharson who emerged victorious and has been crowned Shrewsbury University Centre’s Darwin Festival “Young Thinker of the Year” after an excellent presentation on Thursday night. Her pitch involved a proposal called “i-smile” – a new way to promote mental health.…

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Cookery Club

            Mr Allen’s ever popular Cookery Club meets in the newly established kitchen facility near Middle School. Here the children have followed up early triumphs with a nice line in fairy cakes. I don’t think those will last long!!! Keep up to date with culinary developments on…

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Prestfelde 1st XV storm to victory

    An awesome afternoon of rugby in a fixture which has all the resonance of Liverpool/Everton or City/United! The annual prep school derby match Prestfelde v Packwood Haugh is always eagerly awaited and always comes with a story attached. This year mistakes in defence gifted the opposition three tries, but the 1st…

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Small instruments for small instrumentalists!

Prestfelde came to the attention of the Associated Board twenty years and more ago when it carved a place for the Eb clarinet in teaching smaller children to play a ‘real’ instrument. Today a small trombonist learns his first five notes on alto trombone.Great news!!

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Henry goes on to musical success

Many congratulations to Shrewsbury School music scholar and former Prestfeldian Henry Lees, who in his first year at the senior school has just won the school’s Intermediate Woodwind prize. Playing Saint-Saens in the concert at the start of February, Henry has made a real impact on Shrewsbury’s musical scene! Also…

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Iris breaks X Country record!

    Well done to all sixteen Prestfeldian runners who gave their all at Abberley Hall on Sunday. The competition was incredibly strong and the course very tough, but it was a tremendous showing from everyone. Special congratulations to Iris Downes who achieved the fastest girls time on the day and the third fastest…

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