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Welcome from the Principal
Welcome from the Principal

Head and shoulders photo of Principal, James Staniforth wearing a suit and tie

James Staniforth
Principal and Chief Executive

“I am delighted you are thinking of studying at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. We are the largest college in Shropshire with the widest choice of courses available for school leavers to study. We also offer a huge range of other courses, including Apprenticeships, degree level, Distance Learning, free numeracy and literacy courses, vocational diplomas and part-time professional development and hobby courses.

As Shrewsbury Colleges Group we can now offer academic excellence at our English and Welsh Bridge town centre campuses and vocational excellence at our technical and professional centre based at London Road. We can provide the best facilities, teaching and resources for all of our students.

At the core of our success is our commitment to individual students. This means high quality teaching and close tutorial support. All subjects offer additional one to one and small group support for students who are struggling or who want to push themselves even further. Our excellence programme has been set up to provide additional support for students applying to the top universities. Our Student Support team is there to offer advice and guidance with any difficulties. We want you to enjoy your time with us and achieve your potential.

College life isn't just about studying, and student life is brilliant. SCG is a place where you will meet new friends and develop new interests. There are many activities taking place inside and outside College including sports, music, dance and drama. Every year we run trips across the country, Europe and the world, including to Greece, Italy and Paris. This blend of excellent teaching, support and enrichment is why so many students travel to us from across Shropshire, Telford and from Wales. Excellent transport links make it easy to get to our different campuses.

Our modern student-focussed facilities include Bridges Cafés at all three campuses. Student Services are based in The Hub at London Road, the Common Room at Welsh Bridge and in the Quiet Study Area at English Bridge Campus, so it's easy to get advice about any questions or concerns, whether it is about support with your studies, travel to college or financial help. Our Learning Resource Centres are a place for you to work and research. We have extensive sports facilities including indoor halls at London Road and English Bridge campuses and outdoor facilities at London Road, including a gym, 3G pitch and athletics track.

We have spent £15m across the campuses over the last few years improving facilities and in September 2018 the new HE Centre will open on our London Road Campus, which will provide a teaching, learning and social space dedicated to HE students. More information on our facilities can be found here.

This website will help you find out about our courses and our College. We also have regular Advice Events and College Taster Days throughout the year which are a great opportunity for you to find out more about us - so please check our Events section. If you cannot make these events, or if you want a personal visit, please contact us and we will be happy to show you round. Our News section is where you can read all about the goings on at College and the successes our staff, students and partnership working.”

James Staniforth
Principal and Chief Executive