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Walford

Contact Walford Campus: 01939 262100 or email: info@nsc.ac.uk

Our Walford Campus offers a beautiful rural setting close to Shrewsbury. Thanks to recent investment of over £10m, Walford provides some of the best land-based facilities in the region. Walford Campus is home to our Land Based courses, our Motor Vehicle programmes and our Foundation learning centre. The campus is also home for our residential students who stay in our modern residential accommodation.

The Harris Centre welcomes visitors to the Walford Campus and is home to our Animal Care Centre with specialist facilities to cater for our 100 different species of animals including meerkats, birds of prey, alpacas, kookaburras and a wide range of reptiles, domestic animals and rodents. It is also home to our modern and friendly Learning Resource Centre.

We benefit from the excellent facilities including our newly built refectory and Collins centre. Foundation learning students are able to study in our specialist classrooms and also enjoy studying on our animal care unit.

Motor Vehicle students study and undertake industry standard training in our large automotive workshops at our Engineering Centre.

On our Walford Campus we farm 220-hectares of arable and pasture land alongside our herd of 300 Dairy cows and flock of Shropshire Sheep. We have undertaken substantial changes to the farm and have moved from an indoor all year round calving system to a pasture based sustainable block calving system. We are working closely with LIC International as a Monitor farm to promote and share the farm’s progress with students and the industry.

Adjacent to our Walford Farm is our Equestrian Centre which comprises a 60m x 30m indoor arena, outdoor school and stabling for 32 horses. The equine centre regularly runs shows, workshops and events with a small livery yard.

The Walford Campus is situated amidst a beautiful 220-hectare estate near Baschurch, just a few miles west of Shrewsbury with a network of transport routes from Telford, Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and the Welsh borders. The extensive grounds also include mature woodlands, new tree plantations, fishing pools and a rough game shoot.