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Shrewsbury College

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Shrewsbury College
Address
London Road

Shrewsbury
,
Shropshire
,
SY2 6PR

England
Coordinates52°41′49″N 2°43′23″W / 52.697°N 2.723°W / 52.697; -2.723Coordinates: 52°41′49″N 2°43′23″W / 52.697°N 2.723°W / 52.697; -2.723
Information
Local authorityShropshire
Department for Education URN130800 Tables
OfstedReports
PrincipalJames Staniforth[1]
Age16+
Enrolment2,000 (full time) and 6,000 (part time)
Telephone01743 342342
Fax01743 342343
Website
The main campus at London Road.
The main campus at London Road.

Shrewsbury College is a further education college in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

Formerly called Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology, the college is based on a campus on London Road. The College provides vocational excellence across a range of disciplines and has working environments for students including a commercial restaurant, Origins, a commercial salon, Evolve a student zone including a new Student Learning Centre and The Hub.

The College is the main provider of vocational education in the county and has a full range of full-time and part-time courses available in the full range of subject areas. In 2012, Shrewsbury College was named by The National Data Service as the highest placed general FE college in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Staffordshire based on their success rates for young students. In 2014, it was rated Good by Ofsted.

Academic offerings

Students can now combine different vocational subjects at Level 2 (e.g. Sport and Business) and can complement their courses at Level 3 with A Levels. Shrewsbury College also offers Higher Education (HE) options and Professional Development courses for adults. The College has recently undergone an estates investment programme with over £15m being spent to create a new campus at London Road.[2]

University partnership

The College has a partnership with Staffordshire University for areas of the curriculum including computing science, counselling theory and practice, electrical and electronic technology, manufacturing technology, mechanical technology and sports coaching and physical education.

The college is a founder member of the Staffordshire University Regional Federation (SURF Consortium). It also holds an annual Higher Awards Ceremony in St Chad's Church, Shrewsbury.

History

The college traces its origins to the Radbrook campus, which was in use up until 2014, when it was sold to a developer to be turned into luxury housing.[3] The Radbrook site was home to Shropshire Technical School for Girls, founded around 1895 and later known as "Shrophire College of Domestic Science and Dairy Work" and then "Radbrook College of Agriculture".[4][5] It amalgamated with other institutions and became a campus of Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology.

Merger

In 2016, the college merged with Shrewsbury Sixth Form College to form the Shrewsbury Colleges Group. Together, the college offers academic and vocational courses from three campuses across Shrewsbury.

References

  1. ^ "The Senior Leadership Team". Shrewsbury Colleges Group. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Contract signed for housing on old Shrewsbury college site". Shropshire Star. 28 June 2016.
  4. ^ Casling, Mary (2002). English Countrywomen: A Century of Change in Agricultural Economies and Education 1900-2000. Hypatia Trust.
  5. ^ de Silva, Carrie (2015). "A SHORT HISTORY OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH" (PDF). Harper Adams University. pp. 112–3.
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