The Thomas Adams School

Shropshire, United Kingdom

Location: Shropshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About The Thomas Adams School

The Thomas Adams School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form in Wem, Shropshire. At its most recent inspection, there were 1,420 students aged 11-18 on the school roll, including 361 in the sixth form. The school has accommodation for 60 boarding students. The Boarding House has just received its Ofsted inspection which was graded as Outstanding.

The secondary school dates back to 1650, when Sir Thomas Adams founded a free school in the area. A famous former pupil is comedian and actor Greg Davies.


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Values and vision

The Thomas Adams School strives to help all students, whatever their circumstances, to achieve their potential and become ready to contribute to their families, community and society. The school is not just focused on examination success, but also on achievement in all other areas. Students are encouraged to become resilient problem-solvers and active, informed citizens prepared for life in modern Britain.

The secondary school aims to embrace an achievement culture with a shared vision. Every aspect of the school is designed to reflect the very best practice, with rigorous systems, attention to detail and a high degree of personalisation.

Ofsted report

“Teachers and teaching assistants work together effectively and the help they give is matched well to the accurate assessment they make of students’ learning needs. This ensures that all abilities, including disabled students and those who have special educational needs and the most able, make good progress in all subjects.”

View The Thomas Adams School’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Lowe Hill Road, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5UB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1939 237000