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.

Educational achievement

% of children achieving a good level of development
Monitoring
31 Mar 18
69.90%
 
Monitoring
% of eligible 2 year old children benefitting from funded education
Monitoring
30 Sep 19
75.00%
 
Monitoring
% of pupils achieving the expected standard at key stage 2
Monitoring
30 Sep 19
65.00%
 
Monitoring
Average attainment 8 score per pupil
Monitoring
30 Sep 19
46.10
 
Monitoring
Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate
Monitoring
30 Sep 19
15.40
 
Monitoring
Standard of Schools
Monitoring
30 Sep 18
90.00%
 
Monitoring

Employment and training

% of 16-18 year olds participating in education and training
Monitoring
31 Mar 20
93.55%
 
Monitoring
Number of apprentice starts
Monitoring
31 Mar 18
3,490
 
Monitoring

Employment and income

Out of work benefits - claimant count
Monitoring
30 Sep 19
3,685
 
Monitoring
Claimant count for young people
Monitoring
30 Sep 19
750
 
Monitoring
Residents income
Monitoring
31 Dec 18
£557.90
 
Monitoring
Workplace income
Monitoring
31 Dec 18
£504.80
 
Monitoring

Developing a prosperous economy

Increased Gross Value Added (GVA)
Monitoring
31 Dec 17
£19,737
 
Monitoring
Number of major planning application received
Monitoring
30 Sep 19
30
 
Monitoring
Number of major planning applications approved
Monitoring
30 Sep 19
28
 
Monitoring