Shrewsbury House School

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Shrewsbury House School
Surrey, KT6 6RL
United Kingdom
School type school
Motto "Alta Peto"
(Latin for "Aim High")[2]
Founded 1865
Head of school Kevin Doble
Gender Boys
Age 7 to 13
Number of students 320 (Approx.)[1]
Average class size 15
Language English
Campus type 4.5 Acres
School colour(s)          
Phone: (+44) 0 20 8399 3066
Fax: (+44) 0 20 8339 9529

Shrewsbury House is an independent day preparatory school for boys aged 7 to 13, in Surbiton, Surrey, England.[3] Established in 1865 it is one of England's oldest boys' Preparatory Schools.[4]

Boys at Shrewsbury House consistently achieve excellent results at 13+ and gain entry to some of England's most prestigious public schools.[5]

It has been an educational trust since 1979. It is administered by a Board of Governors.[6] All of the Governors, except two of the educationalists and the medical expert, are former parents.[7]

Since 2010 the Headmaster has been Mr. Kevin Doble.

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Anthony Gross CBE, RA (1905–1984), printmaker, painter, war artist and film director[8]
  • Sir Stirling Moss (born 1929), the most famous racing driver 'never to win the drivers' championship'
  • Donald Cammell (1934-1996), Scottish film director who has a cult reputation thanks to his debut film Performance, which he co-directed with Nicolas Roeg[9]
  • Lord MacLaurin (born 1937), Chairman of Vodafone and chairman and chief executive of Tesco. He is a former Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board and a former Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire[10]
  • Madison Hughes (born 1992), USA Rugby Sevens (first capped 2012)
  • Nigel Mitchell, TV and radio presenter


  1. ^ "Independent Schools Council SHS". 
  2. ^ This is translated as "Aim High"
  3. ^ "The Independent Schools Guide 2004-2005". Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Public and Preparatory Schools Year Book". Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Scholarships, Awards and Subject Prizes | Shrewsbury House School". Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  6. ^ "Shrewsbury House School". Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Shrewsbury House School". Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Artist". Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Fan Tan". Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Making of Tesco: A Story of British Shopping". Retrieved 15 October 2015. 

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Coordinates: 51°22′49″N 0°18′21″W / 51.3803°N 0.3057°W / 51.3803; -0.3057