Prestfelde School

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Prestfelde School
Prestfelde Badge.jpg
Established 1929
Type Independent day and boarding school
Preparatory school
Religion Christian
Headmaster Mr Mark Groome
Chairman of Governors Mr B M Newman
Location London Road
Students 294 (including 6 boarders)
Gender Co-educational
Ages 3–13

Black and yellow

Former pupils Old Prestfeldians
Affiliation Woodard Corporation

Prestfelde School is an independent co-educational day and boarding preparatory school, located in Shrewsbury in Shropshire, England, for children between the ages of 3 and 13. There are [April 2015] 294 pupils on roll.

Since 1949, the school has formed part of the Woodard Schools group, founded by the Christian educationalist the Reverend Nathaniel Woodard and as such is affiliated to the largest group of Church of England schools in the country. Originally a school for boys, it diversified during the late 1990s and now has nearly 100 girls.

The school is set in 30 acres (120,000 m2) of grounds on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, close to the Lord Hill column.

Latest inspections[edit]

The latest school inspection by the Independent Schools Council was undertaken in 2009,[1] and the latest boarding inspection by OFSTED was undertaken in November 2009.[2]

Notable Old Prestfeldians[edit]

  • Eric Lock, a Battle of Britain RAF pilot born in Bayston Hill. One of The Few, Lock shot down sixteen and a half Luftwaffe aircraft, ranking as second for number of kills during the battle and the highest scoring British-born pilot. He went on to reach a total of twenty six victories in less than a year before being killed in action at the age of twenty one.
  • Dave Manby - national champion slalom canoeist


See also[edit]

Coordinates: 52°42′06.49″N 02°43′41.87″W / 52.7018028°N 2.7282972°W / 52.7018028; -2.7282972