Popular schools are Pershore High and Bowbrook House independent school; pupils of some outlying villages may be eligible to apply to Prince Henrys School, Ofsted rated Outstanding.
No 8 Arts and Community centre is at the heart of the town and host to theatre, arts and cinema (and a tearoom) and theres a lively pub and independent restaurants culture.
Ten minutes drive from the M5, and on a direct train line to London Paddington, the town will benefit from a faster service to London when Worcester Parkway station opens in 2019.
Pershorians go plum crazy every August during the annual plum festival (there are classic cars there too, if jams not your thing) expect a lot of messing about on the river too.
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The centre of the town is a conservation area, with picture-postcard cottages dotted around the old abbey with desirable Georgian properties and townhouses (Bridge Street and Broad Street in particular have lots of listed buildings). Residents favourite go-tos are said to include the covered market and The Pickled Plum pub, as well as the many independent shops and restaurants.