Welcome to St Winefride’s RC Independent School, Shrewsbury

~ Founded 1868 ~

About our school

Hello and welcome to St. Winefride’s School. Our school was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1868. It caters for boys and girls from 3 – 11 years and has a long tradition of high academic standards.

Mercy Cross

St. Winefride’s School is situated in Belmont, close to the town centre in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

St Winifride's Independent RC School Shrewsbury

Sunday Times League Tables

Ranked 28th in the Sunday Times League Tables Top 100 Prep Schools

One of the highest places for schools in the West Midlands Region

The only school in Shropshire to feature in the top 50

‘Attainment in English and mathematics is particularly strong and pupils’ excellent skills in reading and writing are well used throughout the curriculum. Pupils are highly numerate and can explain their working with confidence…pupils are confident in employing higher order thinking skills’

What our children say

“I like the library and the teachers.”

“I like St. Winefride’s because this is such a friendly school.”

“I like the school because it is full of kind people.”

“We learn lots of different things every day and do lots of fun activities.”

“I like the teachers because if you need anything they are there to talk and listen.”

“I like the love and care of the wonderful teachers, as they are always encouraging towards us and are always there to help.”


8 Classrooms

3 Specialist Classrooms

1 School Library

1 School Hall

3 Music Practice Rooms

2 Playgrounds

Sports Field

News and Events

Year 4 have nerves of steel!

Year 4 enjoyed a fabulous day out together  at ‘The Edge’ activity centre near Much Wenlock on Monday. They all

U10s finish season in style

Our U10 footballers finished their season in style, with a comprehensive 9-2 win over the Cathedral School. This was an

Shropshire Bookfest 2023: Readers to Writers

This year we entered our Year 3s and 4s for the Bookfest Creative Writing Competition. Although younger than our previous

NSPCC ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’

As part of our ongoing commitment to well-being and safeguarding, our School invited the NSPCC Schools Service to deliver a