Headmaster’s Welcome

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”…

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Gary Hickey Headmaster at Adams Grammer

About Us

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…

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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)…

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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…

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