Day & Boarding

Concord is a boarding and day school for students from ages 13 to 18. We are coeducational and have a 50:50 mix of boys and girls.

Living on Concord College Campus

As an international school, we feel that both day and boarding students benefit a great deal from sharing in a Concord education together. Our day students have the opportunity to experience a truly international community of like-minded and studious friends right here in Shropshire. Our boarders benefit from having friends who give them a real link to and understanding of the college’s home here in the West Midlands of the UK.

Typically around 85% of Concord’s students are boarders, with the majority of those coming from overseas. 

Both day and boarding students attend the same lessons, clubs, activities and trips. They are members of the same Houses, competing together at sports, arts and a range of other events such as Chess, Debating or the Model UN. Although there are clearly differences in their school experience, day and boarding students are all one Concord community.

Community at Concord

Day student experience

Our Day students are a valued part of our community, they enjoy experiencing an international education with their friends, building life-long friendships that span continents. 

Although a smaller number of Concord’s students are day pupils, they are very much involved in the College, taking on roles as monitors and prefects, as well as engaging with the super curriculum and cocurricular programme.

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Just as for boarding students, day students can join Concord in Y9, Y10 or Sixth Form. The largest intake of day students is usually F3 (Year 9). 


The College runs buses on week days to collect students from Shrewsbury in the mornings and return them in the evenings. On Saturdays, a bus collects students from Shrewsbury and brings them to College in time for Saturday Tests. Day students can then return to Shrewsbury by bus after lunch with their boarding colleagues (Parents are of course free to collect their children directly from College).


All day students belong to one of the four Houses and are in tutor groups with their boarding friends. As with students of all nationalities at Concord, day students are encouraged to mix and make friends with students from all around the world. 


Day students are welcome and encouraged to take part in the wider life of the College and can stay at College in the evening for activities and supper (without additional charge) up until 10pm if they wish. They are of course also welcome to return home after the end of the teaching day. There are a number of celebratory and social events throughout the year and day students are both invited and encouraged to attend. 

Boarding Student Experience

Concord’s boarders experience the fun of boarding in a full-boarding community where many of their friends are with them in the evenings and over weekends. Facilities are available throughout the week and there are trips at weekends and during holidays. 

Concord doesn’t have compulsory exeat weekends so students can remain at the College for the entire term.

The Concord Experience

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