Oswestry Baily Head Market situated on the Welsh Border
In 1190 the town was granted the right to hold a market each Wednesday. With the weekly influx of Welsh farmers the townsfolk were often bilingual. The town built walls for protection, but these were torn down in the English Civil War by the Parliamentarians after they took the town from the Royalists after a brief siege on 22 June 1644, leaving only the Newgate Pillar visible today Oswestry Baily Head market is very popular with locals and tourists maintaining its traditional market town values.
After the foot and mouth outbreak in the late 1960s the animal market was moved out of the town centre. In the 1990s, a statue of a shepherd and sheep was installed in the market square as a memorial to the history of the market site.
Metal Map of Ellesmere
Tourist Map guide
Metal map of Ellesmere Shropshire showing features of the town and a guide to locate places for visitors to Ellesmere, this map is located on the Wharf in front of Tesco’s by the footpath to the canal.
They look very strong in construction and should withstand the weather for some time to come, great for Ellesmere Shropshire visitors to easily navigate the town and find reference points on the map.
Metal map of Ellesmere
Lakelands School Ellesmere
Over many years the Lakelands school has achieved excellent academic success as measured by end of year 10 and 11 GCSE performance and the progress students make whilst at the school. Ellesmere Lakelands is a caring school whose staff work closely with students to ensure that they leave equipped for the very best start in life and future careers.
The school is very proud of the inclusive curriculum that they have at Lakelands and this is reflected by 98% of our students gaining 5+ A-G grades. The number of top grades were also excellent with over 22% of the GCSE results at an A or A* grade, and exceptional results from those who achieved A^ in Additional Maths, a distinction given to only 5% of students in the country.
The students are encouraged to participate in the various leadership programmes and the school offers Sports Leadership and Duke of Edinburgh programmes. Our senior students support our younger students in literacy, which is one of our most successful schemes for helping youngsters who find reading difficult. This leadership programme is now extending across other areas of the school, enabling more senior students to lead younger students in Maths, English and Modern Foreign Languages. Throughout the school there are opportunities for students to demonstrate their abilities to take charge, to develop their leadership potential and to encourage others to support them. students are also leading the School Council, Eco Council and the newly developed Learning Council.
Lakelands is very proud of its excellent ICT facilities with 5 main IT suits, two mini-suites, and around 300 networked curriculum based PCs around the school. There areinteractive whiteboards in all teaching areas, including a mobile unit that is used for the state-of-the-art sports development software utilised by PE. The schools Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) facilitates greater access to learning outside of the school day. The Creative Arts team also put on a number of concerts, festivals and productions annually. A significant number of the students learn to play musical instruments and tuition is available in school at a cost to parents.
The overriding aim at Lakelands Academy is to produce outstanding citizens. Seeing young people grow into self-disciplined, motivated and independent people is the schools reward for all the hard work.