Shropshire schools

PUBLISHED: 15:26 23 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:46 20 February 2013

The ISA (Independent Schools’ Association) cross-country championships hosted by Bedstone College

Picture by Jane Bywater:

The ISA (Independent Schools’ Association) cross-country championships hosted by Bedstone College Picture by Jane Bywater:

Some of the best schools the county has to offer

Bedstone College

Bedstone is the leading rural co-educational boarding and day school for children from three to 18 years in South Shropshire. It aims to fulfil the potential of each child wherever that potential may lie; equipping them to lead fulfilled and purposeful lives by providing an excellent all-round education founded on Christian principles with interests beyond the academic which bring enjoyment and enrichment to themselves and to others. According to the latest Independent Schools inspection report it fulfils its aims admirably.

Bedstone also enjoys an outstanding reputation for music and drama and this years production of Calamity Jane will take place in the Rees Hall Theatre from March 18-20; with tickets for the gala night (18th) already nearing sell-out.

Bedstone holds its open day on Feb 27th and scholarship examinations on March 6th.
Contact Mrs Claire Reid-Warrilow, Director of Admissions, for further information on or 01547 530961

Moor Park

When Moor Park, near Ludlow, was established back in 1964 it was founded on the idea that children only achieve their full potential when they are happy; this is something that remains of paramount importance to the school today.

The children at Moor Park are confident, as well as happy. The school is renowned for its openness and friendliness, but also for its remarkable record of scholarship success: more than 50 per cent of last years leavers won an award to their chosen senior school, including Rugby, Shrewsbury and St Marys Ascot.

The school is constantly looking to the future.This is borne out by the investment in the boarding facilities, with a new Junior Boarding House due to open in February 2010.The boarding experience can only be described as hugely enjoyable, and it is for this reason that it is usually the child who pushes to extend the number of nights they board.

If you would like further details about Moor Park, please call 01584 876061 or email

The Old Hall School

This year, The Old Hall School will commence its 165th year as an independent preparatory school, renowned in Shropshire and beyond, for its excellence in education.

2010 will also see the school progress into its fifth year at its new location, in the grounds of Wrekin College, where its first class facilities are utilised to educate boys and girls (4 to 11 years) to the highest standard possible.

Our main aim remains the same this year, as it has for generations: to provide a full and enriched education to boys and girls, which will enable them to move on to senior school as happy, confident individuals who are both interested and interesting and willing to give of their very best in all they do. We know its a tall order, but as Michelangelo famously said: The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. How true!

SHROPSHIRE SOCIETY: Excellent day of cross-country running

More than 500 runners from schools throughout the Midlands competed in the ISA (Independent Schools Association) cross- country championshipswith some particularly fine performances from the home team Bedstone College has hosted the ISA championships for almost 40 years and, over the last five years, the number of competitors and the standard of entry has risen significantly.

Each course provides a true challenge for the competitors and to be placed in the top ten here not only ensures selection to represent the Midlands region in the National Championships.

More than 400 competitors took part from more than 20 schools, covering age ranges from 8 to 18.

Bedstone teams took the top spots in three of the eight age groups: Over 16 Girls; Over 16 Boys and U16 Boys with a creditable third place in the U16 Girls race and with 11Bedstonians qualifying for the nationals.

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