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

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

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, Worcestershire's famous British cities and towns include Worcester, Great Malvern, Redditch, Kiddeminster and Bromsgrove.

Worcestershire 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.

"Located in the heart of England, at the centre of the motorway and rail network – Worcestershire offers rolling hills, glorious green space, award-winning family attractions, and over a thousand years of history. Worcestershire has renowned family attractions, is famed for its English Civil War past and a mouth-watering food scene. Whether it’s hiking the rolling Malvern Hills or cycling through the ancient woodland of the Wyre Forest, Worcestershire’s great outdoors is truly spectacular! Countryside routes, stunning arboretums, rural estates, riverside walks, canal boat breaks and various national trust sites. Worcestershire is a breath of fresh air!" Visit Worcestershire

Worcestershire is landlocked, with neighbouring counties including Herefordshire to the west, Shropshire and Staffordshire to the north, West Midlands and Warwickshire to the east and Gloucestershire to the south.

C.S. Lewis, famous for his creation of Narnia, a famous mythical series, is said to have found inspiration for his chronicles whilst visiting Worcester!




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

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

Worcestershire 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 Worcestershire, 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 Worcestershire and in the cities of Worcester or towns like Great Malvern, Redditch, Kiddeminster and Bromsgrove 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 Worcestershire, some of the best of which being:



Concord College

Acton Burnell Hall, 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…]



Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In Worcestershire, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in Worcestershire, 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 Worcestershire, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Worcestershire, 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 Worcestershire, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in Worcestershire, 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 Worcestershire, England, UK

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

>  The City of Worcester

Worcester (103,000)

>  Malvern Hills

Malvern (79,400), Tenbury Wells (3,800), Upton Upon Severn (2,900)

>  Wychavon

Droitwich Spa (23,000), Pershore (8,500), Evesham (23,400)

>  Wyre Forest

Kiddlrminster (55,500), Bewdley (9,200), Stourport-on-Severn (20,300)

>  Redditch

Solihull (216,200), Redditch (87,000), Halesowen (60,000), Callow Hill (1,000)




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

Ten Things To Know About Worcester, England, UK

> FACT 1: Harry Styles was born in Redditch! The world famous pop star, famous for leading the boyband One Direction, spent his early childhood in Redditch, before moving to Cheshire.

> FACT 2: Shakespeare tied the knot in Worcester in 1582. The famous playwright married Ann Hathaway at a beautiful setting in Bishops Court in Worcester. Ann had fallen pregnant just before they were married - with William being just 18!

> FACT 3: John Bonham, member of the famous English rock band Led Zeppelin lived in the neighbouring town of Redditch! If you walk through the centre of Redditch, you will see the statue that was built in order to recognise what would have been his 70th Birthday.

> FACT 4: Actor Kit Harrington, who is famous for playing ‘Jon Snow’ in the famous TV series ‘Game of Thrones’, lived in Worcester and still considers the beautiful city as home.

> FACT 5: Worcester is perhaps most famously associated with ‘Worcester Sauce’. If you are unfamiliar with this typical English condiment, it is fairly spicy and commonly used with savoury dishes. The sauce was invented in the early 1800s by John Lea and William Perrins. If you want to give it a go, it is said to be particularly good with cheese on toast!

> FACT 6: The Worcestershire Beacon attracts many wildlife lovers every year. The beacon in nestled in the Malvern Hills and was formed over 12 million years ago due to a movement in volcanic rock.

> FACT 7: Worcester saw the beginning and the end of the English Civil War. The last battle was fought on September 3rd, 1651 after beginning at Powick Bridge in 1642. Oliver Cromwell marched his men across the

> FACT 8: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is one of the most famous trusts nationally, with over 23,000 members and 400 volunteers.

> FACT 9: The Berrow’s Worcester Journal began printing in 1753, making it the world’s oldest newspaper! The Journal is still going today, being accessible online and in print.

> FACT 10: The Stamp was first circulated in Worcester! The ‘Penny Black’ which was the first ‘stickable’ stamp, was invented by Sir Rowland Hill, who was born in Kidderminster, just north of Worcester.

Where To Live In Worcester, UK

Worcester 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 Worcester living to rural, country lifestyles, Worcester and the areas near Worcester 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:

Hallow Worcester, Callow End Worcester, Northwick Worcester, Claines Worcester, Wardon Villages Worcester, Bevere Worcester, St Peters Worcester, Kempsey Worcester, Upper end of Barbourne, Worcester, Fernhill Heath Worcester, Lowerwick Worcester,

Commuting To And From Worcester By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Worcester 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 London, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Worcester To London: London is about 130 miles by road from Worcester via the M40 and driving to the centre of London from Worcester normally takes under 3 hours. There is a very regular train service to London from Worcester, with trains taking from 2 and a half hours.

> Worcester To Birmingham: Birmingham is about 40 miles by road from Worcester via the M5 and driving to the centre of Birmingham from Worcester normally takes under 1 hour 15 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Birmingham from Worcester, with trains taking around 1 hour.

> Worcester To Oxford: Oxford is about 85 miles by road from Worcester via the M40 and driving to the centre of Oxford from Worcester normally takes under 2 hours. There is a very regular train service to Oxford from Worcester, with trains taking around 1 and a half hours.



Nearest Airports To Worcester, UK

The nearest airport to Worcester is Birmingham (BHX) which is 28 miles from Worcester. Other nearby airports include Bristol (BRS) (under 60 miles), Manchester (MAN) (81 miles), London Luton (LTN) (90 miles) and London Heathrow (LHR) (90 miles)




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