Concord College is a highly academic international college situated in the grounds of Acton Burnell Castle in the heart of the English countryside. Students are aged between 12 and 19 and the majority come from overseas. The emphasis is on the academic and in 2013/14 the school came 5th in The Times school league table (co-educational schools) and 9th in the Telegraph (all schools). Saturday morning students in year 10 and above sit internal tests to give them as much preparation as possible for the public examinations.
There are 17 boarding houses in total, some in the village just beyond the school gates. Students cherish the strong sense of community and a unique feature of the school is that overseas pupils can stay on during part of the Christmas and all of the Easter holidays and half term holidays, at no extra expense.
Marty Natalegawa (Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs)
Manchester: 1 h
Birmingham: 1 h
Heathrow: 3 h 30 min
Shrewsbury: 30 min