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’

‘The School is a caring, unified and happy environment, where pupils grow and flourish in an inclusive Christian setting that encourages service, love and respect for one another……..pupils are happy, as they work together in a supportive and unified community’

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

Prize Day 2024

On Wednesday, we had the joy of celebrating our KS1/KS2 Prize Days, marking a momentous occasion for everyone involved. It

Shropshire Schools Primary Athletics Championship

The Shropshire Schools Primary Athletics Championship, held at Shrewsbury College, showcased the talents of our young athletes in Year 3

Enchanting Performance of Peter Pan Takes Flight

This year’s school production of Peter Pan whisked audiences away to the magical realms of Neverland, where dreams take flight

Wicked writer!

We were most excited yesterday to receive a box of seven wonderful books, sent to us from The National Literacy