Packwood School in Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shrewsbury has been announced as one of the top50 schools in the country for Cricket.

The school strives to help children learn to ‘bounce’ and as part of their programme of sport (played every afternoon including many Saturdays). The sports and extra-curricular clubs and activities give every child the opportunity to ‘do their best to be their best’.

Girls and Boys play together throughout the school and Head of Sports, Paul Philips has developed close ties with local clubs Oswestry, Knockin and Shropshire Cricket.

The school will open its doors (playing fields) in the Summer, working with Shropshire Cricket and the Chance to Shine Charity to host the Packwood Festival of Cricket inviting Primary schools across the county to develop their skills and enjoyment of the game.–11722/

Packwood has always had a very strong sporting tradition, boasting many international caps, across a range of sports, amongst its alumni.  Part of the school ethos is to offer sports every afternoon, and the girls and boys enjoy regular success in local, regional and national tournaments.

  • Grit, resilience, anti-fragile children that bounce
  • Fit healthy kids
  • Offering children the opportunity to try lots of sports
  • Helping children find their thing
  • Offering some children a more basic/ more advanced progress path and bespoke coaching to their needs

We arrange as many fixtures as possible each term, with the aim that every child will have the opportunity to represent the school in matches. At the highest level some children go on to represent their regions and countries in their chosen sports.

Facility wise, we are blessed with a wonderful 65-acre site. As well as a large area of grass playing fields, there is a full-size floodlit AstroTurf pitch, a modern sports hall (including indoor cricket nets, gymnastics circuit, fencing salle and badminton nets), a covered swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course, outdoor and indoor shooting ranges, outdoor cricket nets, two squash courts, nine tennis courts (grass, Astro and hard), an equestrian course and a fishing lake and stream. There is also cross country running on our own one mile course in the grounds. Outside of school we partner with local Sailing Clubs, Rowing faculties, Equestrian and Polo arenas and Olympic Size swimming pools.

In the winter terms the boys play rugby, football and hockey while the girls play hockey, netball and lacrosse.

In the summer both girls and boys play cricket, the girls also play rounders and all take part in tennis, swimming and athletics.

Part of the Packwood Way is to “do our best, to be our best”  and emphasis is placed both on good sportsmanship and being good hosts (the renowned ‘Match Teas’ certainly help!) .

To find out more and meet the New Headmaster joining Packwood from Harrow, please contact the school

Cricketer Good Schools Guide 2019…

TOP 50 JUNIOR SCHOOLS Abberley Hall; Abingdon Prep School; Barfield School; Beaudesert Park School; Bede’s Prep School; Belhaven Hill School; Blundell’s Prep School; Caldicott School; Cheam School; Clifton College Prep; Cranmore School; Cricklade Manor Prep; Cumnor House School; Dorset House; Dragon School; Elstree School; Foremarke Hall; Horris Hill; Hurlingham School; Lambrook; Ludgrove; Millfield Prep; Moulsford; Newland House School; Nottingham Academy; Orley Farm School; Packwood Haugh; Papplewick School; Parkside School; Rokeby School; Salisbury Cathedral School; Sherborne Prep; Shrewsbury House School; Spratton Hall; St Andrew’s Prep; St Faith’s School; St Hugh’s St John’s School, Northwood; St Mary’s, Melrose; St Olave’s, York; Summer Fields School; Taunton Prep School; The Elms School; Town Close School; Twyford School; Wellesley House School; Westbrook Hay School; Winchester House School; Witham Hall; Woodcote House School.


TOP 100 SENIOR SCHOOLS Bede’s School; Bedford School; Bishop’s Stortford College; Blundell’s School; Bradfield College; Brentwood School; Brighton College; Bromsgrove School; Burford School; Charterhouse; Cheltenham College; Clayesmore; Clifton College; Cranleigh School; Dollar Academy; Dr Challoner’s Grammar School; Dulwich College; Durham School; Eastbourne College; Elizabeth College; Ellesmere College; Emanuel School; Epsom College; Eton College; Felsted School; Fettes College; Forest School; Framlingham College; Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School; Haileybury; Hampton School; Harrow School; Hurstpierpoint College; Kimbolton School; King’s College School; King’s College, Taunton; Lancaster Royal Grammar School; Lancing College; Leicester Grammar School; Lord Wandsworth College; Magdalen College School, Oxford; Malvern College; Marlborough College; Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood; Merchiston Castle School; Millfield; Myerscough College; New Hall School; Norwich School; Oakham School; Ormskirk School; Oundle School; Queen Mary’s Grammar School; Queen’s College, Taunton; Radley College; Reed’s School; Reigate Grammar School; Repton School; Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe; Rugby School; Sedbergh School; Sevenoaks School; SGS College; Shenfield High School; Sherborne School; Shiplake College; Shrewsbury School; Simon Langton Grammar School; St Dunstan’s College; St John’s School, Leatherhead; St Paul’s School; St Peter’s School, York; Stamford School; Stewart’s Melville College; Stowe School; Sutton Valence School; Taunton School; The Judd School; The King’s School, Canterbury; The King’s School in Macclesfield; The Leys School; The Manchester Grammar School; The Oratory School; The Royal Grammar School, Guildford; The Royal Hospital School; Tonbridge School; Trent College; Trinity School; Uppingham School; Warwick School; Watford Grammar School; Wellingborough School; Wellington College; Wellington School; Whitgift School; Wilson’s School; Winchester College; Woodhouse Grove School; Worksop College; Worth School