With a population of around 10,000, Whitchurch is a busy market town which is perfectly located for commuters to Shrewsbury, Chester and Mid Wales, whilst also being a gateway to the countryside – perfect if you’re looking for something that offers the best of both urban and countryside living.
Whitchurch features a host of high street retailers mixed in with independent establishments, as well as a wealth of bars and restaurants suited to all tastes within walking distance, making it a popular choice for visitors looking for leisure and entertainment with a busy calendar of events in and around the town.
The surrounding countryside is full of places to visit like Alderford Lake, ideal for those who enjoy outdoor and activities and getting away from the hustle and bustle of the town.
If you are new to the county you will quickly see that Whitchurch is easily accessible by road as it is connected to the M6 and motorway network via the M54. Croft Gardens is also ideally located to take advantage of the county’s rail network and direct routes to Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and Crewe.
Whitchurch has a nursery – Whitchurch CE Infant and Nursery School, primary school – Whitchurch C.E Junior School, in addition to Sir John Talbot’s High School – part of the Marches Academy Trust. The county also offers a first class range of Independent schools.
The 3 main schools work closely together to provide a good level of education from joining nursery through to higher education.
Whitchurch C.E Infant & Nursery School, rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted (last inspection 2013) teaches pupils from age 3 up to 7, with just under 400 pupils on the school’s roll.
Whitchurch C.E Junior School, rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted (last inspection 2013) teaches pupils from year 3 up-to year 6 (age 7 – 11), with over 300 pupils attending.
Sir John Talbot’s School – became part of the Marches Academy Trust in 2014, and is also rated ‘Good’ (last inspection 2017). A popular secondary school, just less than 500 pupils currently attend this growing school.