- Stratford-on-Avon (district)
region=West Midlands (region)!West Midlands
website= [http://www.stratford.gov.uk Stratford-on-Avon]
leadership=Leader and cabinet
John Maples(C) James Plaskitt(L)
Stratford-on-Avon is a local government district of southern
The district is named "Stratford-on-Avon" to distinguish it from its main town of
Stratford-upon-Avonwhere 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 Studleyand Wellesbourne.
The district was formed on
1 April 1974by the merger of the boroughof Stratford-upon-Avon, Alcester Rural District, Shipston-on-Stour Rural District, Southam Rural Districtand a majority of Stratford-upon-Avon Rural District.
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 schoolsystem. In the final year of primary school, children are given the opportunity of sitting the eleven plusexam in order to compete for a place at one of the Grammar schools.
The Grammar schools in the district are King Edward VI,
Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girlsand 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
Fenny Compton, Fulbrook
Gaydon, Great Alne, Great Wolford
Halford, Hampton Lucy, Harbury, Haselor, Henley-in-Arden, Hodnell and Wills Pastures, Honington
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
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
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