Stratford-on-Avon (district)


Stratford-on-Avon (district)

Borough
name=Stratford-on-Avon


admin=Warwickshire
status=Non-metropolitan district
region=West Midlands (region)!West Midlands
arearank=26
sqkm=977.87
HQ=Stratford-upon-Avon
ONS=44UE
ethnicity=96.5% White
1.4% S.Asian
website= [http://www.stratford.gov.uk Stratford-on-Avon]
leadership=Leader and cabinet
MP=John Maples (C)
James Plaskitt (L)

Stratford-on-Avon is a local government district of southern Warwickshire in England.

The district is named "Stratford-on-Avon" to distinguish it from its main town of Stratford-upon-Avon where the district council is based, although this name often causes confusion [http://www.stratford.gov.uk/community/] .

The district is mostly rural and covers most of the southern half of Warwickshire. As well as Stratford, the district also includes the towns of Alcester, Southam, and Shipston-on-Stour, and the large villages of Studley and Wellesbourne.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, Alcester Rural District, Shipston-on-Stour Rural District, Southam Rural District and a majority of Stratford-upon-Avon Rural District.

Education

In the state sector, children start school in the school year (1st September to 31st August) in which they turn five. They stay at primary school for seven years until they are eleven. As part of Warwickshire, Stratford-on-Avon still maintains the Grammar school system. In the final year of primary school, children are given the opportunity of sitting the eleven plus exam in order to compete for a place at one of the Grammar schools.

chools

The Grammar schools in the district are King Edward VI, Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls and Alcester Grammar.


=Parishes and settlements=

Other than Stratford-upon-Avon the district includes:

*Admington, Alcester, Alderminster, Ardens Grafton, Arlescote, Arrow, Aston Cantlow, Atherstone-on-Stour, Avon Dassett,
*Barcheston and Willington, Barton-on-the-Heath, Bearley, Beaudesert, Bidford-on-Avon, Billesley, Binton, Bishops Itchington, Brailes, Broom, Burmington, Burton Dassett, Butlers Marston
*Chadshunt, Chapel Ascote, Charlecote, Cherington and Stourton, Chesterton and Kingston, Claverdon, Clifford Chambers and Milcote, Combrook, Compton Verney, Compton Wynyates, Coughton
*Dorsington
*Ettington, Exhall
*Farnborough, Fenny Compton, Fulbrook
*Gaydon, Great Alne, Great Wolford
*Halford, Hampton Lucy, Harbury, Haselor, Henley-in-Arden, Hodnell and Wills Pastures, Honington
*Idlicote, Ilmington
*Kineton, Kinwarton
*Ladbroke, Langley, Lighthorne, Lighthorne Heath, Little Compton, Little Wolford, Long Compton, Long Itchington, Long Marston, Lower Shuckburgh, Loxley, Luddington
*Milcote, Moreton Morrell, Morton Bagot
*Napton-on-the-Hill, Newbold Pacey
*Old Stratford and Drayton, Oldberrow, Oversley Green, Oxhill
*Pillerton Hersey, Pillerton Priors, Preston Bagot, Preston-on-Stour, Priors Hardwick, Priors Marston
*Quinton
*Radbourne, Radway, Ratley and Upton
*Salford Priors, Sambourne, Shipston-on-Stour, Shotteswell, Snitterfield, Southam, Spernall, Stockton, Stoneton, Stourton and Cherington, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stretton-on-Fosse, Studley, Sutton-under-Brailes
*Tanworth-in-Arden, Temple Grafton, Tidmington, Tredington, Tysoe
*Ufton, Ullenhall, Upper Shuckburgh, Warmington, Watergall, Weethley, Welford-on-Avon, Wellesbourne, Weston-on-Avon, Whatcote, Weethley, Whichford, Whitchurch, Wilmcote, Wixford, Wolverton, Wootton Wawen, Wormleighton

For a list of wards in Stratford district by population click here.


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