Belvidere School is a popular, successful school in the county town of Shrewsbury. We have over 820 students on roll, aged 11-16. The school has grown in size dramatically since the 1980s, and this is in large part due to the sustained success of the school over the last twenty years. In November 2013, Ofsted inspected Belvidere and judged the School “Outstanding” and we strive to ensure that we continue to provide an education for every child that matches this judgment.
Students at Belvidere make excellent academic progress and we are very proud of their achievements. Performance tables in recent years have regularly placed Belvidere among the highest performing Shropshire schools at GCSE. As well as setting high standards in the classroom, we also place high value on students' personal, social and emotional development. Our pastoral support systems are a real strength. Students are arranged in one of four houses: Hopton, Ludlow, Stokesay and Whittington. They spend a small part of each day in their tutor group which is attached to one of the houses. The house system aims to build an ethos of leadership. teamwork and collaboration, along with encouraging a healthy spirit of friendly competition between each house.
We have very high expectations of our students' behaviour and attitude towards their work and their expectations have led to outstanding behaviour in recent years.
We seek to extend opportunity beyond the classroom, through our extensive range of sporting opportunities, musical productions, talent shows and subject specific clubs. Our range of residential trips and visits, many of which are overseas, is an exceptional strength, and each year we have a significant number of students working toward the Duke of Edinburgh’s award at Bronze level.
The Belvidere School Staff is a genuinely outstanding team of hard working and talented professionals, who are always willing to go the extra mile to help our students achieve their very best. We strive to create a friendly, welcoming environment in which our students can achieve great things. Our ultimate aim is to equip our young people with the necessary qualifications, skills and attributes to succeed in life, the workplace and further study.