WIN A SHARE OF £12,000!

Thousands of pounds up for grabs in our Cash for Schools competition.

Cash for Schools 2023

It’s back for 2023, our fantastic Cash for Schools competition, worth a cracking £12,000.


This amazing competition in association with our headline sponsor Enterprise-Flex-E-Rent, is open to all Infant and Primary schools with Reception to Year 6 pupils within the Shropshire Star circulation area.


The race is on to see which schools will walk away with a cash prize

We’ve had a great response to our Cash for Schools campaign, with over 40 schools entering for a chance to win a share of the £12,000 pot of cash.  The prize will be shared between the five schools that collect the most tokens per pupil.



So, it’s ready, steady, go, for all participating schools as they race to be a winner of the cash!


You can play your part in crowning the winners through our reader vote, from Wednesday, March 1 2023, school tokens will appear every day in the Shropshire Star until Saturday, March 25 2023.


Simply choose the school you wish to vote for and cut out the school tokens from the Shropshire Star, please ensure a Token Returns Form is filled in with the details of the school you are voting for and send the school tokens in. The Token Returns Form will appear in the Shropshire Star every Saturday during the campaign.


The deadline to send schools tokens into the Shropshire Star is Friday, March 31 2023.



All the primary, infant and junior schools taking part in this campaign are listed below.

Our participating schools

  • Albrighton Primary School – Albrighton
  • Apley Wood Primary School – Apley
  • Bicton CE Primary School- Bicton
  • Bomere Heath CE Primary School – Bomere Heath
  • Buildwas Academy – Buildwas
  • Carreghofa C.P. School – Llanmynech
  • Castlefields Primary School – Bridgnorth
  • Church Preen Primary School – Church Preen
  • Clive CE Primary School – Grinshill
  • Clunbury CE Primary School – Clunbury
  • Crudgington Primary School – Crudgington
  • Dothill Primary School – Wellington
  • Grange Park Primary School – Stirchley
  • Greenfields Primary School – Shrewsbury
  • High Ercall Primary School – High Ercall
  • Hodnet Primary school – Hodnet
  • Lightmoor Village Primary School – Lightmoor
  • Lilleshall Primary School – Lilleshall
  • Long Mountain C of E Primary School – Worthen
  • Lower Heath CE Primary – Lower Heath
  • Lydbury North C of E (A) Primary School – Lydbury North
  • Meadows Primary School – Ketley
  • Millbrook Primary School – Leegomery
  • Muxton Primary School – Muxton
  • Newdale Primary School – Newdale
  • Newport C.E. Junior School – Newport
  • Radbrook Primary School – Shrewsbury
  • Randlay Primary School – Randlay
  • Selattyn primary school – Selattyn
  • Short Wood Primary School – Wellington
  • Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School – Shrewsbury
  • St George’s C of E Primary School – St George’s
  • St George’s Junior School – Shrewsbury
  • St John the Baptist C of E Primary School – Ruyton XI Towns
  • St Lawrence C of E Primary School – Preston upon the Weald Moors
  • St Luke’s Catholic Primary School – Trench
  • St Mary’s CE (A) Primary School – Mucklestone
  • St Peter’s CE Primary School – Wem
  • St peters C of E Academy – Bratton
  • St. Giles’ C.E. Primary School – Shrewsbury
  • The Meadows Primary School – Oswestry
  • Tilstock Primary School – Tilstock
  • West Felton CE Primary School – West Felton
  • Wistanstow CE Primary School – Winstanstow
  • Wombridge Primary School – Hartshill
  • Woodlands Primary School – Madeley
  • Woore Primary School – Woore

£12,000 prize pot breakdown

The best bit is that every school has an equal chance of winning. The prizes will be awarded based on the schools that have collected the most tokens per pupil from Reception to Year 6 – so smaller schools have the same chance as larger ones.


For example, a small school with 50 pupils that collects 400 tokens would win when compared to a bigger school with 400 pupils that collects 800 tokens.


Five schools with the most tokens collected per pupil will have the chance to walk away with a cash prize and win a share of the £12,000 prize pot.


The first placed school with the most tokens collected per pupil will scoop a whooping £5,000, followed by £3,000 for second, £2,000 for third and then two £1,000 awards, which will be presented to the fourth and fifth place schools.

What can the cash be spent on?

So, what would the winning schools do with the extra cash? The possibilities are endless – but it could be that your local school just needs money to buy the basics.   

According to a recent study, cash-strapped schools in the UK are struggling to provide basic supplies for their students.


The report found that many schools are having to cut back on things like textbooks, art supplies, and even food. This is putting a lot of stress on both the students and the teachers, who are often forced to spend their own money on classroom supplies.


This situation is particularly troubling given that the UK is already ranked near the bottom of developed countries when it comes to school funding.


Our Cash for Schools competition money could make a huge difference to the teachers and pupils at your local school.


It’s entirely up to the individual winning schools what they spend the money on, as long as it makes a difference to the pupils within the school.


An information pack will be sent to all participating schools who enter, along with a tool kit and tips on how to encourage parents/guardians, pupils and teachers to get involved with this fantastic campaign.


Rob Kelly, head of circulation at the Shropshire Star, said the cash prizes will be a fantastic boost for any school. “Being at the forefront of news, we know that a lot of schools are struggling to buy supplies and equipment,” he said. 

“The cash prizes will help to buy anything, from essential equipment to items that will enhance learning at the school. We would say to readers, that if you don’t think your school is taking part then ask them to get involved – they’ve got nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain.”

Meet Our Sponsor

Enterprise Flex-E-Rent are proud to sponsor Cash For Schools 

After the great success of last year’s Cash for Schools campaign, the team at Enterprise Flex-E-Rent are delighted to partner with the Shropshire Star again in 2023. Having spent time with each of the previous winners, we know how important it is for schools to have access to funding to support the educational and personal needs of their pupils, to provide a foundation for future learning and to develop social skills.


By improving access to technology, sports equipment, books, materials and many learning opportunities, the Cash for Schools prize fund has already made a difference to our five winning schools from 2022, and we look forward to celebrating with the winners of the 2023 competition! We are proud to be a business with a long-standing commitment to supporting local communities and are excited to be part of this important initiative that will help to ensure positive educational outcomes for the children of Shropshire.

Terms and Conditions

Entries are open now online at Applications must be received by 5pm Friday, February 10, 2023. The competition is open to all Infant, Junior and Primary schools with Reception to Year 6 pupils within the Shropshire Star circulation area. To sign up for the Cash for Schools competition an entry form MUST be completed and submitted by the individual school, with approval from the head teacher or a senior member of the leadership team. All schools will receive confirmation of participation in the competition from w/c February 13, 2023 via email, phone or letter. All participating schools will be showcased within the Shropshire Star on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 along with the first ‘Cash for Schools’ token. Daily tokens will appear in paper from Wednesday, March 1 until Saturday, March 25, 2023. Tokens must be received by 5.00pm on Friday, March 31, 2023 and must be accompanied with a ‘Token Notification Form’ clearly stating the school. The ‘Token Notification Form’ will be printed regularly in paper during the token collect stage of the competition. Prizes will be awarded based on the schools that have collected the most tokens per pupil from Reception to Year 6 – so smaller schools have the same chance as larger ones. The top five schools collecting the most tokens per pupil, will receive £5,000, £3,000, £2,000, £1,000, and £1,000 respectively. Winning schools will be announced w/c April 24, 2023.  Prizes will be paid via BACs to the winning schools. Cash prizes are non-transferable with no alternatives available. Participating schools will be featured within the Shropshire Star and sponsors publicity, including online and via social media throughout the duration of the competition. Participants must agree to take part in relevant publicity including photographic and video coverage. The full name of each school will be published in-paper and online. Photocopied or defaced tokens will not be counted. If posting, the correct postage must be used – entries with incorrect/insufficient postage will not be accepted. No responsibility will be accepted for any submissions which are lost, damaged, or delayed in the post. Editors decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into.  


An information pack will be sent to all participating schools.