History of Alcester and the surrounding area

Alcester is an ancient Roman town in a beautiful part of south-west Warwickshire, England with a population of around 9000. There are many large and small villages which surround the town and they form part of the school’s catchment area. These include Ardens Grafton, Arrow, Aston Cantlow, Bidford, Binton, Broom, Coughton, Dunnington, Exhall, Great Alne, Haselor, Kings Coughton, Kinwarton, Little Alne, Oversley Green, Salford Priors, Temple Grafton, Walcote, Wixford and Wilmcote. The town is situated just 7 miles (11km) west of Stratford on Avon and has good transport links to Stratford and other major towns in the area such as Evesham and Redditch.

In many of these villages there are primary schools who are linked to the school and the students transfer to us at 11 years of age. The two largest primary schools are based in Alcester (St. Nicholas’ C of E Primary School) and Bidford on Avon (Bidford on Avon CE Primary School).