By road from M1Leave the M1 at junction 19 to join the M6. Leave the M6 at junction 10A to join the M54 to Telford. At Telford the M54 merges with the A5, a dual carriageway, which continues to Shrewsbury. As you approach the outskirts of Shrewsbury, follow the signs for Bridgnorth (A458). At the second roundabout you should leave the A5, following signs for Bridgnorth/Much Wenlock. This road will take you over the top of the A5. Then take the second turning on the right signposted “Acton Burnell Castle”. The College is approximately 10 km along this road, which is very narrow in parts. Careful driving is necessary! As you approach the village of Acton Burnell take the left turning. The College entrance is along this road on your right.
Rail/TrainThere are rail links to Shrewsbury Station from all major cities, including London, Manchester and Birmingham. The journey from Shrewsbury Station to the College is approximately 13 km and taxis are available at the Station.
AirportsConcord is within easy reach of both Manchester and Birmingham International Airports (a journey time of approximately 90 minutes). London Heathrow is approximately three hours away.

There is a free transfer service (T&Cs apply) from London Heathrow Airport and Manchester Airport.

Airport Transfers

Manchester Airport (MAN) (approximately 90 minutes from Concord)

To use the free coach transfer flights must:

  • For arrivals:
    • Arrive on the course start date
    • Have a flight arrival time between 08.00 and 14.00
  • For departures:
    • Depart on the course end date
    • Have a flight departure time between 08.00 and 14.00

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) (approximately 3 hours from Concord)

To use the free coach transfer flights must:

  • For arrivals:
    • Arrive on the course start date
    • Have a flight arrival time between 09.30 and 16.30
  • For departures:
    • Depart on the course end date
    • Have a flight departure time between 09.30 and 16.30

Transfers Outside the Criteria Above

If the flight arrives/departs outside the published hours or dates detailed above, the Summer Course team will provide further information on what is available and there will be an extra cost involved of between £100-£300. This will usually be in the form of a Shared Transfer (when multiple students arrive on the same flight) or a Private Transfer (for solo arrivals).


Private Airport Transfers (extra cost)

For students who prefer a private taxi (illustrative prices for a single journey):

To Concord College
From Airport
Approximate Cost From Concord College
To Airport
Approximate Cost
Heathrow/Stansted £264 Heathrow/Stansted £234
London Gatwick £318 London Gatwick £288
Birmingham/Liverpool/Manchester £144 Birmingham/Liverpool/Manchester £118
London City Airport £336 London City Airport £312

The taxi company also charge approximately £72 for all students under the age of 16 (unaccompanied minor fee) – this includes the assisted check in service

The taxi company also charge approximately £30 if the student (over 16) requires assisted check in