Founding Headmaster

Welcome to Shrewsbury International School India


It is my great pleasure to introduce you to Shrewsbury International School, India. Ours is a school committed to focusing on educating the whole person. Our greatest priority is to ensure that pupils leave us not just with the very best qualifications of which they are capable, but also with the self-awareness, skills, habits, and attitudes that will enable them to succeed at university and beyond. 

The school has an extraordinary campus. We are privileged to occupy a 150-acre site, which has been carefully developed to ensure that pupils have access to world-class, state-of-the-art facilities for academic endeavour, boarding, and the provision of an unrivalled range of co- and extra-curricular activities. The breadth and quality of our facilities means that pupils have the very best of opportunities to explore where their talents, interests, and enthusiasms may lie.

To help our pupils realise their potential, the Shrewsbury approach to education is grounded in the spirit of individualism. We recognise that each of our pupils is unique. From the outset, we appreciate the importance of all our pupils feeling comfortable and confident in their own skin. We strive to ensure that the ways in which we teach, coach and mentor are adapted to meet the needs of each individual.  To that end, we take great care to recruit inspirational educators to support and encourage our pupils to set and achieve ambitious academic and personal goals. 

In parallel, we strive to instil a sense of social responsibility in our students, and a strong desire to make a difference; to contribute, for the betterment of the world. Considerable emphasis is placed on developing the confidence and skills needed to make the most of the opportunities, and navigate the challenges, that life will cast their way.  We nurture the development of each pupil’s inner moral compass. We have proudly adopted the Shrewsbury motto: Intus Si Recte Ne Labora – ‘if all is right within, trouble not’. For us, this is a universal truth that provides the foundation from which we enthusiastically cultivate our identity as an Indian school providing a British curriculum.

The school’s educational philosophy is informed by the best educational thinking and research available in both the U.K. and India. Shrewsbury School brings over four centuries of educational heritage to our approach, this is complemented by Jagran Social Welfare Society’s extensive

expertise and experience of the educational landscape across India. Both are organisations that have demonstrated wisdom in the pragmatism with which they have adapted to the passing of time, and the manner in which they have successfully pre-empted the ways in which the world has changed. They have done so whilst staying true to their core values, and keeping they their focus on educating pupils for the world as it will be. 

No words, photographs, or videos can do justice to our campus or our people. Please do read on but note, the only way to get a real sense of our School is to come for a visit. You are very welcome to do so, and I look forward to welcoming you to Shrewsbury School in India.

 

Dominic Tomalin

Founding Headmaster, Shrewsbury International School India

 


Dominic Tomalin is the founding headmaster of Shrewsbury International School in India. He joined the school having been Principal at CATS Cambridge, a leading international boarding school in the U.K. Before becoming a teacher in his mid-thirties, he had a successful career as a senior business executive working in the logistics, telecommunications, and defence sectors, and also served as an officer in the British Army with the Corps of Royal Engineers. 

Dominic was educated at Pangbourne College and the University of Durham. He completed his military training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Royal School of Military Engineering. He graduated from Durham with a degree in Natural Sciences and has subsequently completed two master’s degrees, one in international economics and the other in educational leadership. His eclectic academic background has allowed him to teach Maths, Physics, Business, and Economics. In addition to his teaching and senior leadership experiences, Dominic has been a boy boarding housemaster, and he has also led numerous co and extracurricular activities, expeditions, trips, and visits.

Dominic is married to Clare and has two children. Clare and Henry will be joining Dominic at the Shrewsbury International School, India. Dominic’s daughter, Zoe, read English at the University of Cambridge and now lives and works in London as a TV producer and writer.