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Press Release: Shrewsbury School Scholarship Success

Prestfelde School, a leading independent school in Shrewsbury, is celebrating the success of five of their Year 8 pupils in gaining prestigious awards from Shrewsbury School.

Following the recent assessments, ‘The Sir Michael Palin All Rounder Scholarships’ were awarded to Edward Key and Clemmy Sowden. Launched in 2017 the Shrewsbury School Third Form entry scholarships rewarding all-round talent, are named after well-known all-rounder and former Shrewsbury School pupil, Michael Palin (R 1957-61). The scholarship is only awarded to a small number and is a well-deserved achievement for both pupils. Edward was praised for his performance throughout the assessments, speaking enthusiastically and with confidence about his interests in music and drama. Clemmy performed strongly throughout the assessments, impressive in interview she was praised for being articulate, empathetic and a deep thinker. Both were commended for their leadership experience gained at Prestfelde; Clemmy as Head Girl and Edward as House Captain.

The Sports Scholarships’ were awarded to Joe Datnow, Jack Kinrade and Charlotte Taylor. Joe’s impressive rowing CV was recognised for the contribution he will make towards Shrewsbury School rowing. Charlotte proved during the assessments to be a very strong all-round sportswoman, standing out in Netball and Cricket. Jack proved to be a highly promising runner, producing a very quick time which was faster than anyone in the current Shrewsbury School third form!

For Prestfelde, this is a great start to the academic year with more scholarship and common entrance examination success sure to follow from other Year 8 pupils looking for entry into other outstanding independent senior schools such as Ellesmere College, Moreton Hall, Wrekin College, Concord College, Malvern College and Malvern St James.

Prestfelde Head, Mrs Fiona Orchard said, “We are extremely proud of these awards and once again our pupils have proven to be well prepared and exceptionally successful.

I offer my heartfelt congratulations to all of them and wish them the greatest success in the next step of their education at Shrewsbury School.”

Pictured: Clemmy Sowden and Edward Key – Awarded Sir Michael Palin All Rounder Scholarships
Pictured: Joe Datnow, Jack Kinrade and Charlotte Taylor – Awarded Sports Scholarships

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