Packwood Haugh School
Ruyton XI Towns, Shrewsbury, SY4 1HX, Shropshire
Coeducational Day & Boarding
|Date Appointed||September 2012|
|Co-ed Age Range||4-13|
|Number of pupils||212|
|Number of boys||149|
|Number of girls||63|
|Number of boarders||89|
|Day fees per annum||£8,805 - £18,330|
|Boarding fees per annum||£23,430 (UK) - £26,430 (Overseas)|
|Average Class Size||13|
Founded in 1892, Packwood Haugh is a co-educational, independent day and boarding prep school, which over its long and illustrious history has earned a reputation for excellence in all areas - academic, sporting and in the arts. Success is reflected on the school's Honours Boards (including more than 90 scholarship awards in the last five years alone), and by its proud record of 100% pass rate in Common Entrance every year in living memory. This year's scholarships include top academic awards to St Edward's, Shrewsbury and Rugby as well as awards for music, sport, art and drama to many of the best independent senior schools across the country.
With a focus on educating the whole child, the ethos at Packwood is to develop characteristics of grit, determination and resourcefulness that prepare pupils for future challenges at senior school and beyond. Pupils are encouraged to aim high and to work hard to fulfil their potential in everything they do.
Set in 65 acres of glorious Shropshire countryside in the heart of the country, the school's outstanding facilities and grounds enable the provision of a truly all-round education. Outdoor learning features on the curriculum as much as possible with teachers of every subject finding ways to use the school’s wonderful environment to bring learning to life.
There is a strong sporting tradition and Packwood enjoys great success in a variety of team and individual sports at county, regional and national level. Furthermore, the Independent Schools Inspectorate reported on ‘particularly high standards in Music, Art and Drama' with many pupils enjoying extra clubs and one-to-one tuition, in addition to class lessons.
Alongside the wide-ranging, academically rigorous curriculum, Packwood offers countless opportunities and experiences to enrich and broaden the children's development. An excellent programme of extra-curricular activities, and regular workshops and speakers at school as well as educational visits and trips both at home and overseas. In recent years, pupils have visited Bavaria, France and The Netherlands with a trip to Italy planned for autumn 2018.
Boarding at Packwood remains an enduringly popular option and was greatly praised by the ISI inspectors who reported that 'the quality of boarding provision and care is excellent'. Boarders thrive in the happy, supportive environment of their boarding houses where they 'develop key qualities such as tolerance, confidence and independence'. The boarders' weekends are full and busy with activities ranging from clay pigeon shooting and gymnastics to drama workshops and cupcake baking, and camping out in the grounds is a perennial favourite. The children themselves are unfailingly enthusiastic about everything available to them, and most importantly of all, about building friendships for life.
Headmaster, Clive Smith-Langridge, says, "Packwood is thriving and continues to go from strength to strength. We are committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils in every way we can. The success we enjoy every year is testament to not only the dedication and professionalism of members of staff, but above all to the diligence and enthusiasm of the children. They flourish in the happy and positive environment at Packwood and invariably meet - and exceed - the high expectations we have of them."