Economic performance in Shropshire is good but we want to make more of our economic potential. This includes land, infrastructure, connectivity and the facilities to train and educate a world class workforce.

We will continue to monitor and work with schools and academies to promote high standards of provision and outcomes above the national averages and ensure that our children and young people are best placed to achieve their goals.

We will work to improve our physical and digital connectivity and our skills base in liaison with the Government and with partners, and to grow existing businesses and support the strong entrepreneurial base that already exists in Shropshire.

We will also explore new niche industries that are right for Shropshire and Shropshire is right for them. This means higher added-value industries, exploiting supply chains, and higher paid jobs attracting young people and families.

Physical and digital Infrastructure

Overall satisfaction with highways and transport in Shropshire
Monitoring
31 Dec 16
55.0
 
Monitoring
Road conditions - % of non principal classified roads where maintenance should be considered
Monitoring
31 Dec 16
11.00
 
Monitoring
Road conditions - % of principal classified roads where maintenance should be considered
Monitoring
31 Dec 16
4.00
 
Monitoring
% of Premises with Access to Fibre Network Broadband
Monitoring
30 Jun 17
97.00
 
Monitoring
% of Premises with Access to Superfast Broadband
Monitoring
30 Jun 17
85.00
 
Monitoring

Employment and income

Claimant count for young people
Monitoring
30 Jun 17
450
 
Monitoring
Residents income
Monitoring
31 Dec 16
£517.70
 
Monitoring
Workplace income
Monitoring
31 Dec 16
£475.60
 
Monitoring

Educational achievement

5 or more GCSE at grade A* - C including English & Maths
Monitoring
30 Sep 16
56.00
 
Monitoring
% of pupils achieving A* - C in English and Maths
Monitoring
30 Sep 16
62.50
 
Monitoring
Average attainment 8 score per pupil
Monitoring
30 Sep 16
50.50
 
Monitoring
Average progress 8 score per pupil
Monitoring
30 Sep 16
-0.05
 
Monitoring
Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate
Monitoring
30 Sep 16
24.20
 
Monitoring
% of pupils achieving 5+ GCSE at grade A* - C
Monitoring
30 Sep 15
66.70
 
Monitoring
% of pupils achieving key stage 2 level 4+ in Reading, Writing, Maths
Monitoring
30 Sep 15
81.00
 
Monitoring
5 or more GCSE at grade A* - C including English & Maths - eligible for free school meals
Monitoring
30 Sep 15
22.80
 
Monitoring
Achievement at key stage 2 Level 4+ in Reading, Writing, Maths - pupils not eligible for free school meals
Monitoring
30 Sep 15
83.00
 
Monitoring
Achievement at key stage 2, Level 4+ in Reading, Writing, Maths - pupils eligible for free school meals
Monitoring
30 Sep 15
67.00
 
Monitoring