Gary Hickey – Headmaster
“I am delighted to have this opportunity to introduce Adams’ Grammar School to you and thank you for visiting our website. Adams’ is a vibrant, exciting place to be, for pupils and staff alike, and I hope you will gain some sense of that through your browsing.
At Adams’ we have a number of aims: providing an outstanding learning experience is at the heart of everything we do, both inside and outside of the classroom. We want to stimulate an intellectual passion in our pupils which they will then communicate to others in turn”…
Adams’ Grammar School is a selective state grammar school with academy status for day pupils and boarders, located in the market town of Newport, Shropshire. We welcome boys aged 11-18 as day boys or boarders and girls aged 16-18 as day girls in our sixth form. There is no charge for education and boarders pay only for the provision associated with boarding. Over 860 pupils attend Adams’ Grammar School, including 330 who are in our thriving co-educational sixth form (70 of them girls). Around 100 of our students are boarders; we are extremely proud of our boarding facility, which is an integral part of school life and contributes much to the ethos of our school…
One of our stated aims is “to provide a grammar school education to pupils” (day and boarding for boys aged 11-18 and day for girls aged 16-18). As a state school, educational tuition is free to all pupils with boarders paying only for the provision associated with boarding.
The majority of pupils join Adams’ in Year 7 (aged 11+) although, if space permits, we will also accept pupils into Year 8 and 9 after examination (day and boarding). We also have a large sixth form and welcome applications from both boys and girls (please refer to our Sixth Form section for more information)…
Adams’ Grammar School is one of very few state grammar schools in the country to have a boarding facility. With no charge for tuition, boarding at Adams’ is seen as a very affordable option by many. Around one hundred of our pupils are boarders (boys only) and boarding contributes much to the ethos of the school.
We have a long tradition of academic excellence; however, we also emphasise the importance of developing the whole person, if boys are to be fully prepared to take on important and leading roles in society…
Congratulations to our RAF cadets who took part in the West Region Air Squadron Trophy at RAF Cosford over the weekend. The competition consists of seven disciplines which have to be completed either as a whole team, a ‘sub’ team or individually.
The 1st XV are making great progress in the NatWest Vase competition. In the fourth round they emerged victorious in a hard-fought battle with long-standing rivals Old Swinford Hospital School.
The school was very proud to host the second round of the English Schools’ Athletic Association’s Cross-country Cup. This is a team event for boys and girls and Adams’ hosted it at Chetwynd Park, the nearby home of Newport Show.
Exciting plans have been announced to re-locate senior boarding to a purpose-designed building from September 2017. With this in mind we would like to invite former boarders and boarding staff to return to take a final look at Picken, Roddam and Beaumaris in their current form.
The music department have lots happening over the next few weeks and would love to welcome parents, Old Novaportans and members of the local community to join at one or all of our events.
Senior pupils from Adams’ Grammar School recently took to the stage for a spectacular production of the complex musical Cabaret.