North Shropshire College offers residential accommodation on its Walford Campus. Priority for accommodation is given to students on land based courses for whom daily travel presents particular problems.
The Accommodation and Welfare Manager allocates rooms and requests should be made at application stage. Rooms are allocated to eligible students on based on the allocation criteria set out in the Allocation of Residential Policy. You can request a copy of the policy.
Where possible students under the age of 18 years are accommodated in separate halls of residence, on separate corridors or separate floors.
During term time Monday to Thursday there are two safeguarding officers on duty from 5:00pm until 9:00am the following morning. They are always contactable by mobile phone. On Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday there is one safeguarding officer on duty On Sunday evening there are two safeguarding officers on duty contactable by mobile phone at all times. Whilst on duty the safeguarding officers are available and regularly check the campus and accommodation.
Accommodation is offered from Sunday night to Thursday night inclusive because most students do not stay over the weekend. Students can request to stay at weekend and pay the extra fees. Students are expected to return home during college half terms and holidays.
The campus has a Sports Hall that has regular booked periods for student access, Walford Club that has a bar, games area and TV common room and several computers, Sports pitches, In addition there is a varied range of activities throughout the year, including: Dances, Ice Skating, Cinema trips, Shopping trips, Sports matches, Paint Balling, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Firework displays, Film Nights, Student organised events, BBQ’s, Swimming. In addition the safeguarding staff are willing to help organise events that students request.
THE COST OF ACCOMMODATION FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-17 IS £3,430 EN-SUITE AND £2,800 NON EN-SUITE.
Meals are paid for separately using cash. Alternatively the Catering Manager can provide students with a Smart Card. These can be “loaded” on a weekly, monthly or termly basis by parents or students using cash or cheques. In 2017-2018 evening meals will be included in the accommodation fees.
There may be assistance with accommodation costs through the Residential Bursary Fund – for more information CLICK HERE