A place to learn

There are 72,500 children and young people aged 0-18 living in Dudley borough. Across the borough, there are 79 primary schools, 22 of which are academies. There are 19 secondary schools, 15 of which are academies. There are also seven special schools catering for children and young people with special educational needs.

Offering excellent support to children and families are five family centres. In addition, there are a wealth of good private day nurseries, which provide working families with childcare provision.

As at July 2018, 76% of Dudley’s schools, and 96% of private, voluntary and early years provision was rated good or outstanding by OFSTED. This means that 78% of primary school pupils have the opportunity to attend a good or outstanding school and 72% of secondary aged pupils have this opportunity.

The borough offers four further education colleges Dudley College, Halesowen College, King Edward VI College, Stourbridge and Stourbridge College. These institutions have good and outstanding OFSTED ratings and offer a wide range of vocational and academic opportunities, some linked closely with local universities. Although there is not a higher education institution in the borough, the universities of Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Aston and Birmingham City are within easy commuting distance.