Shrewsbury School signs agreement
Shrewsbury School signs agreement for its first international school in India
Partners with Jagran Social Welfare Society, a leading educational body, to bring iconic 471 years old school to India
6th March 2023, London / India: Shrewsbury School is delighted to announce a new partnership with Jagran Social Welfare Society to establish its first international boarding school in India. The signing ceremony took place in Shrewsbury School’s Moser Library and was witnessed by Shrewsbury Headmaster Leo Winkley, along with governors of Shrewsbury School and the Chairman and Vice-Chairs of Jagran Social Welfare Society.
Shrewsbury International School India, which is set to open in 2025, will span across 115 acres in Bhopal, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, India in the heart of the country. Shrewsbury International School India will be Shrewsbury’s fifth international school following the announcement in 2022 of Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the existing international school in Hong Kong and the further two schools in Bangkok, Thailand.
The School will be a full co-educational boarding school for ages 11 to 18 and will follow Shrewsbury’s distinctive version of whole person education Floreat, which offers the very best academic, co-curricular and pastoral provision with state-of-the-art classroom, sporting, drama, music and living facilities.
Shri Hari Mohan Gupta, Chairman of Jagran Social Welfare Society, said: “It is very exciting to sign the agreement with Shrewsbury School UK. It’s a great opportunity for us and as Chairman, I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to the team at Shrewsbury who have worked very hard on this agreement, it’s very exciting for us.”
Shrewsbury School’s Chair of Governors Tim Haynes added: “This signing marks a very historic moment in Shrewsbury’s history. We are absolutely delighted to be working with the Jagran Social Welfare Society who already have considerable experience in education in India.”
Headmaster, Mr Leo Winkley added: “We are thrilled to be working with our partners to bring the full boarding experience of a Shrewsbury education to India.”
Commenting on the development, Dr Maghin Tamilarasan, International Development Director at Shrewsbury School, said: “We are delighted to have signed an agreement with Jagran Social Welfare Society, which is the culmination of three years of hard work by both parties. We are very much looking forward to making progress on the project and opening the school in 2025.”
Mr Abhishek Mohan Gupta, Vice-Chairman, Jagran Social Welfare Society added: “It’s a milestone for us as a society bringing world-class education to India; it marks the beginning of great quality education in India.”
About Jagran Social Welfare Society
Jagran Social Welfare Society Bhopal is a non-proprietary, not for profit, charitable welfare organisation in India with the main objective to develop and propagate educational programs, by way of establishing progressive schools, colleges, universities or other educational institutions in India
JSWS prepares students by inculcating knowledge in their minds, ethos in their heart and a sense of commitment towards the country. It believes, development of knowledge with compassion, love and moral character only will lead to the well-being of entire humanity.
In the past 21 years of its operations, the society has carved a niche in the state of Madhya Pradesh for itself and has set new benchmarks in providing quality education to more than 35,000 students since its inception. The society is successfully operating four branches of Delhi Public Schools in Bhopal and Indore under the aegis of Delhi Public School Society, New Delhi. The society also ventured into higher education by establishing world-class institutes of higher education in the year 2009. In 2013, it has also promoted Jagran Lakecity University, a state private university established under the MP Private University Act and is approved by University Grants Commission, which has been rated as the best private university in central India.
Being true to its ideology of giving back to the society, Jagran Social Welfare Society also established Shiksha Kendra in the year 2003. Today three such Shiksha Kendra’s in schools and one in the university are providing completely free education to more than 1,000 less fortunate children from class 1 to university.
The 471-year-old iconic school was founded by Royal Charter in 1552, Shrewsbury School is one of the ‘great’ nine schools in England identified by the Clarendon Commission of 1861. Shrewsbury has a world-class reputation for all-round excellence and is renowned for being one of England’s great public schools with many prominent figures like Charles Darwin, Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Michael Palin and others have called Shrewsbury their alma mater.
The Shrewsbury School motto gets to the heart of our vision: Intus Si Recte Ne Labora – ‘if all is right within, trouble not’.
Over the centuries it has grown in size and reputation and is now ranked amongst the leading co-educational boarding schools in the world, educating some 800 pupils aged 13-18 years.
On a breath-taking 110-acre site on the banks of the River Severn, pupils participate in a wide range of sporting, music and co-curricular activities, as well as being encouraged to engage in adventure and charitable endeavour. The academic provision at Shrewsbury School is tailored to the needs and enthusiasms of the individual and engages pupils in a learning process that combines inspirational teaching with a commitment to encouraging intellectual curiosity. Shrewsbury School aims to ensure that all its pupils leave as fully rounded, well-educated and responsible adults, committed to contributing to their communities.