Out and About in Kidderminster

Kidderminster is a small town in the Wyre Forest district of Worcestershire; just south-west of Birmingham City Centre and a 20 minute train ride from Worcester. The town is pretty centrally located in the local area and is one of the larger towns in the district of Wyre Forest.

Not too big and not too small, Kidderminster offers a wide range of things to do and see; from the carpet museum and the local cinema to walking along the canals and events at the town hall.

Situated in the heart of the town, Kidderminster College is within easy walking distance of the local train and bus station and right next to the library.

With the Kidderminster Harriers FC, Severn Valley Railway and West Midlands Safari Park on our doorstep, there’s always something happening in the town and local area, make sure to check out the What’s On Website for the latest events and shows.



Because of our location, Kidderminster College is perfectly placed for a shopping trip. With a variety of high street brand stores including W H Smith, Game, Thorntons, Pandora, Claire’s Accessories, Superdrug and Card Factory, the redeveloped town centre is really worth a visit. Then, there’s the new Weaver’s Wharf shopping area. Located next to the River Stour, Weavers Wharf has an excellent range of shops and restaurants, to browse, including New Look, TK Maxx, Boots, Debenhams, Next and Marks and Spencers. Further afield (a quick walk across town or along the canal) is our local retail park; Sainsburys, PC World, The Range, Pets at Home and Costa have all your needs covered.



Whilst the college offers fantastic food facilities at our Terrace Café; you can pop out for a bite to eat if you fancy a change. There’s loads of options just a short walk from the college.The recently developed riverside area of Kidderminster hosts a Coffee #1 and Tappeto Lounge (which serves a huge range of vegan, vegetarian and GF food). A short walk round the corner brings you to Frankie & Benny’s, Starbucks, McDonalds, Cosy Club, Pizza Hut, Subway and Greggs. There really is something for everyone!



Unlike a lot of towns, Kidderminster has its very own cinema! Movie-lovers can take a five minute walk from the College to ‘Reel’ Cinema. Situated on Green Street, ‘Reel’ is a true local, family owned independent cinema and has all the latest films showing. Also, student discounts are available! (with a valid NUS Card).

Kidderminster Town Centre


Rail Links The main Network Rail station operated by London Midland is Kidderminster, trains run to and from Birmingham, Stourbridge, Worcester and London.

Bus Routes There are direct bus links with towns including Worcester, Halesowen, Bewdley, Stourport and Bromsgrove. There is also a direct bus link with Birmingham city centre.

New Leisure Centre


Thank you for all your hard work this year and your continued efforts in very unusual circumstances. We do hope you feel well supported by the College in this period of home learning.

We have now heard from the official body Ofqual about how your GCSE exam grades in English and maths will be determined. This is explained in this STANDARD LETTER and we would encourage you all to read it, and to share it with your parents/carers where appropriate.

Your grades will be based on your classroom work and assessments completed since September and your progress reviews to date. They will also be guided by your English or maths tutor, who knows you best and knows how hard you’ve worked. Very specific guidance will be followed by the teachers in this respect to ensure consistency across the country.

Your English and maths tutors will continue to be in touch with you, and to set work, up to the point when grades are to be submitted and you should continue to work on your English and maths until this point.

It may be tempting to ask your teacher or tutor about your potential grades or about the work that they will be doing to determine them, HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD NOT DO SO. They will not be able to discuss this with you, and the grades will be confidential and subject to Ofqual processes and checks before the release date in the summer.

Once the grades have been released in the summer anyone unhappy with their result will have the opportunity to appeal.

Please refer back to our UPDATES page for any FAQ’s you may have.