Special Educational Needs

Special Education Needs (SEN) at Shrewsbury Prison

Give your pupils the opportunity and support to understand the prisons past or present From the moment your students step through the giant oak prison gates, and hear them clang shut behind them, they’ll know that they are in for a truly immersive experience.

Very few people get the opportunity to experience a real Victorian prison. Running school trips like these, shines a light on the history of prison life and offers an insight into an otherwise unknown world.

We understand that finding the perfect environment for your students is paramount, our ex-prison officers are experienced and confident. Shrewsbury Prison is 80% accessible for wheelchair students.

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  • Group 19 Tailor Made Programme
  • Group 8 The Tour
  • Group 9 Q&A

Tailor Made Programmes for Your School Trip

Guided Tours form the basis of all school trips; additional activities can be added to suit pupils learning requirements.

The Tour

The experience starts in reception where prisoners were processed, takes in the wings, the cells, including the segregation units, exercise yards, healthcare and the execution room. The experience is around an hour and half and starts in reception where prisoners were processed and takes in the wings, the cells, exercise yards, healthcare and the execution room.


Choosing from a range of topics your students will get the opportunity to ask as many questions as they like and have topical discussions with the ex-officers. The officer’s prison experience is invaluable and offers a truly unique insight.

Our education co-ordinator can send over our brochure and booking form for your school trip at Shrewsbury Prison.

We advise booking as far in advance as possible to get your desired date

To book contact our dedicated sales team.

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