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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In Shropshire

For anyone planning a move to or within Shropshire in the West Midlands we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within fantastic Shropshire.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, Shropshire's famous British cities and towns include Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock and Oswestry.

Shropshire has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, cottages and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a jewel in the crown of The West Midlands. Fabulous views, outstanding walks and unique places to visit and things to do. Explore castles and fortifications, wild open spaces on the top of Long Mynd, historic villages and market towns. You can be assured of a warm welcome, an abundance of real food and real ales, entertaining festivals, independent shops and eateries and plenty of great walks." Visit Shropshire Hills and Ludlow

Shropshire is land-locked and sits on the border with Wales. Neighbouring counties include Cheshire to the north, Worcestershire to the southeast, Herefordshire to the south and Staffordshire to the east. The Welsh county of Powys borders Shropshire to the west, with nearby Welsh towns including Newport, Newton and Brecon.

Shropshire is home to the world’s first skyscraper! Built in 1797, the Ditherington Flax Mill was built by engineer Charles Bage.




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Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in Shropshire, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Shropshire (or you already live in Shropshire but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in Shropshire there is a big choice of high quality Shropshire schools, with a number of the Shropshire highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK.

Shropshire private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls schools, boys schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges.

Find Private Schools In Shropshire, UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>  You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in Shropshire and in the cities of Shrewsbury or towns like Ludlow, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock and Oswestry by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>  With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>  You can also focus your search on just private Pre-Prep and Prep schools or on Independent Senior and Sixth Form schools and colleges, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at private schools and colleges around the UK and worldwide.




Please see below for a full list of private schools and colleges in Shropshire, some of the best of which being:



Concord College

Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England SY5 7PF

Private School (Fee Paying),Co-Educational, 13-19 Years, Day & Boarding (Full)

Concord College is a highly academic international boarding and day school achieving outstanding results in a caring, creative and friendly environment.

[Read More About Concord College…]



Ellesmere College

Ellesmere, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England SY12 9AB

Private School (Fee Paying),Co-Educational, 7-19 Years, Day & Boarding (Full, Weekly)

With a focus on academic and personal success from Years 3 to 13, Ellesmere College is a leading co-educational day and boarding school that ensures every pupil is truly life-ready. 

[Read More About Ellesmere College…]



Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In Shropshire, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in Shropshire, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Top Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In Shropshire, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Shropshire, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years include:

Special Needs Schools In Shropshire, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in Shropshire, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:



Where To Live In Shropshire, England, UK

The most popular British cities and towns in the Shropshire area (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

> North Shropshire

Market Drayton (11,800), Whitchurch (9,700), Wem (6,100), Ellesmere (3,800)

> Oswestry, Shropshire

Hengoed (5,400), Kinnderley (1,800), Four Crosses (900)

> Shrewsbury & Atcham, Shropshire

Shrewsbury (76,700), Acton Burnell (600), Egmond (2,600), Lilleshall (1,400), Church Stretton (2,700)

> South Shropshire

Bishops Castle (76,700), Abdon (200), Bicton (1,000)

> Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire

Telford (155,500), Dawley (11,400), Wrockwardine (3,800)




Shrewsbury is a very popular place to live and many people move to each year, or to near and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Shrewsbury are escaping more urban living in London or other larger cities, deciding to relocate to the Shropshire capital to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous Shrewsbury with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Eight Things To Know About Shrewsbury, England, UK

> FACT 1: Shrewsbury hosts the oldest flower show in the world! The two-day event is held every year in August and has been running for more than 125 years. The show attracts around 100,000 visitors and is held in the Quarry Park.

> FACT 2: Shrewsbury is known for its beautiful architecture and has over 660 listed buildings! The most famous ones include Shrewsbury Castle, Shrewsbury Abbey and an old Benedictine Monastery.

> FACT 3: Writers of the satirical magazine Private Eye, all went to school in Shrewsbury! The four consisted of Richard Ingrams, Willie Rushton, Christopher Booker and Paul Foot and they all edited their school newspaper!

> FACT 4: Shrewsbury Town used to enter the Welsh Cup! However the Angles kicked them out in 1057…The Welsh then tried to capture the town a few years later, but William the Conqueror repelled the invasion. The connection is not definite but hard to ignore nonetheless…

> FACT 5: Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury! Although he did then move to Bromley.

> FACT 6: Shrewsbury used to be Welsh! In fact, it was once the capital of Wales.

> FACT 7: In Spinal Tap, a famous musical/ comedy film, one of the band is weaning a Shrewsbury Town shirt! The shirt was recently sold for £12 thousand to a Japanese collector.

> FACT 8: In the middle ages, if Welshmen wanted to come to Shrewsbury on market day then they would have to pay an admission fee… harsh.

Where To Live In Shrewsbury, UK

Shrewsbury and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a cottage, townhouse, large apartment, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Shrewsbury living to rural, country lifestyles, Shrewsbury and the areas near Shrewsbury is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, rolling countryside, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Belle Vue Shrewsbury, Frankwell Shrewsbury, Cherry Orchard Shrewsbury, Coton Hill Shrewsbury, Monkmoor Shrewsbury, Abbey Foregate Shrewsbury, The Limes Shrewsbury, Shore Lane Shrewsbury, Shelton Park Shrewsbury, Russel Ridge Shrewsbury, Kingsland Road Shrewsbury, Kingsland Bridge Shrewsbury, Palms Hill Shrewsbury, The Crescent Shrewsbury, Ashton Road Shrewsbury, Butler Road Shrewsbury

Commuting To And From Shrewsbury By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Shrewsbury is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Shrewsbury To London: London is about 160 miles by road from Shrewsbury via the M6 and driving to the centre of London from Shrewsbury normally takes under 3 and a half hours. There is a very regular train service to London from Shrewsbury, with trains taking from 2 hours and 40 minutes.

> Shrewsbury To Birmingham: Birmingham is about 50 miles by road from Shrewsbury via the M54 and M6 and driving to the centre of Birmingham from Shrewsbury normally takes under 1 hour 15 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Birmingham from Shrewsbury, with trains taking around 1 hour 15 minutes.

> Shrewsbury To Manchester: Manchester is about 83 miles by road from Shrewsbury via the M56 and driving to the centre of Manchester from Shrewsbury normally takes under 2 hours. There is a very regular train service to Manchester from Shrewsbury, with trains taking from 1 hour 20 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Shrewsbury, UK

The nearest airport to Shrewsbury is Liverpool (LPA) which is 43 miles from Shrewsbury. Other nearby airports include Birmingham (BHX) (under 46 miles), Manchester (MAN) (49 miles), Bristol (BRS) (92 miles) and London Luton (LTN) (116 miles)




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