Packwood Haugh - day and boarding school for 4-13 year old boys and girls
Packwood Haugh - day and boarding school for 4-13 year old boys and girls

Official Launch of Packwood Science Centre

Pupils being presented with a science book for the opening of school science centre

On Friday 1st December, we were thrilled to welcome Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut and UK Outreach Ambassador from Imperial College London, to officially open the new Science Centre at Packwood. With the generosity and dedication of the Packwood 125 Appeal alongside investment from Shrewsbury School, the three laboratories are now state of the […]

Packwood’s Scientist of the Term Project

A piece of artwork based on Charles Darwin made for a science project

Each term, in the Science department, pupils have the opportunity to produce a voluntary individual research project on a chosen scientist – ‘The Scientist of the Term’. This term the children throughout the Prep school were given the opportunity to research any aspect of Charles Darwin. The submissions were, without exception, outstanding pieces of work. […]

Academic Focus – Years 3-4

Boys and girls in classroom reading and creating collages

As the older children have been busy preparing for their exams, the younger Prep school children have been busy working hard and having plenty of fun too! Year 3 are just coming to the end of an addition and subtraction unit in Maths. They have learnt how to represent adding and subtracting in different ways; […]

Year 5 Hindu Workshop

Group of school children enjoying Hindu workshop

This week, Year 5 were visited by Krishna Dai, who joined them for a fascinating, thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable Hindu workshop. Our Year 5 pupils learnt about Hindu stories, Gods and Goddesses and Hindu philosophy.  They also enjoyed learning a rather complicated dance and dressing up as Hindu Princes and Princesses. The workshop also provided […]

Pupils Highly Commended in Poetry Competition

Pupils attending poetry event in library

Last term, all of Year 5 participated in the Rugby School Poetry Competition on the theme of ‘Origins’ and we were delighted that two Packwood children were ‘Highly Commended’. In recognition of their award, Bertie and Gabe attended a creative writing workshop at Rugby School last week, alongside the other winners from prep schools around […]

Scientist of the Term

Packwood School Science Centre with colourful signage on the wall

Each term, in the Science department pupils have the opportunity to produce a project on a well known Scientist, we call this Scientist of the Term. This term, with the exciting opening of the Science Centre, we have chosen Charles Darwin as our Scientist of the Term. Pupils are encouraged to produce a project in […]

Year 6 Lifeline Event

Pupils learning about first aid

On Tuesday, Oswestry Rotary Club held a Lifeline Event for Year 6. Our pupils were introduced to the dangers of railway lines, farms and roads. They were also taught how to help someone using CPR, how to phone for help in an emergency and the dangers of coastal tides. They talked to police officers, fire […]

Packwood’s Brand New Science Centre Opens its Doors

Packwood School Science Centre with colourful signage on the wall

The new year started with great excitement throughout the school, as it always does, but on this occasion it was especially so for the staff in the Science department. Having spent last year watching the development of the new building and with increasing eagerness to get into the labs and start teaching, in all honesty […]

Year 3 Embark on Their Prep School Journey

Year 3 children sitting beneath a tree with their teacher

Year 3 have arrived in the Prep School with confidence and enthusiasm. They are settling in well, meeting all their new teachers, making new friends, trying new sports, instruments, activities, and engaging in new learning experiences. In English, we’ve started the term with poetry; they have enjoyed reading, singing, reciting, and writing the Spike Milligan […]

Packwood Announces New Headmaster from September 2024

Headmaster sitting with family on a bench outside

Packwood Haugh School is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. William Goldsmith as Headmaster, who will be joining the school from September 2024. Packwood is a leading day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 4-13 and is part of the Shrewsbury School family of schools. This announcement follows a recent fantastic ‘Excellent […]