Shrewsbury School to open international school in India
Shrewsbury School in Shropshire is partnering with Jagran Social Welfare Society to establish a full co-educational boarding school for pupils aged 11 to 18 in India.
Shrewsbury International School India, set to open in 2025, will span across 115 acres in Madhya Pradesh in the heart of the country.
Shrewsbury School’s chair of governors Tim Haynes said: “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.”
Shri Hari Mohan Gupta, chairman of Jagran Social Welfare Society, added: “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’s headmaster Leo Winkley commented: “We are thrilled to be working with our partners to bring the full boarding experience of a Shrewsbury education to India.”
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.”
Shrewsbury International School India will be the school’s fifth international school following the announcement last year of Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and the existing international school in Hong Kong and two in Bangkok.