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Education

A great place to learn

Educating Shropshire

Strong local education resources are critical for every employer – whether to recruit bright young talent, train and upskill their workforce or to persuade existing or prospective employees to locate here.

Shropshire has excellent schools and colleges, and now the new University Centre Shrewsbury. The County is rightly regarded as one of the best places in the country to educate children – making it a highly attractive relocation destination for people with young families. Educational achievements in Shropshire are consistently above national averages.

In addition to strongly performing state schools and academies, Shropshire has a number of first class private schools with day and boarding facilities, including:

Concord College is a high performing academic independent international school, while Shrewsbury Sixth Form College was ranked in the top 20 of sixth form colleges nationally in 2012 and North Shropshire College prides itself as being one of UK’s most positive and forward-thinking institutions. In particular, it has a well-regarded land based programme at its centre near Shrewsbury.