If you are a family living in, or moving to Shropshire, you will be satisfied by the many excellent schools and their results in national assessments.

Shropshire has a strong commitment to providing opportunities for every child and young person to achieve their potential.

There are 61 primary schools, 20 secondary schools and 46 independent private schools within the county. Shropshire schools continually rank above average in the league tables with schools such as Newport Girls' High School and Shrewsbury School often achieving a 100% GCSE A-C pass rate.

For younger children, there are various childcare options available both on-site and off for staff at RSH and PRH. Daisy Chain day care is located at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, which gives priority to NHS staff. The nursery has superb facilities for children including a small forest school and a sensory room.  Apley Village Day Nursery is situated on the Princess Royal Hospital grounds and offers a really flexible solution to all your childcare needs, with discounts available for all NHS employees. SaTH Trusts also offers a Tax Efficient childcare scheme at selected childcare providers.

There are also many excellent private nurseries if you find they are more suited to your needs.

To read the Ofsted reports for Shropshire state primary schools, click here.

To read the Ofsted reports for Shropshire state secondary schools, click here.


University Centre Shrewsbury offers high-quality teaching, learning and research in a distinctive medieval town with a vibrant and stylish town centre, where the old mixes seamlessly with the new. But there are also a number of universities within easy commuting distance from Shropshire such as the University of Birmingham, University of Chester, University of Liverpool, University of Wolverhampton, Harper Adams University, Keele University, and Staffordshire University... If they want to live close by of course!