About Us

An Outstanding Learning Experience

Providing an outstanding learning experience is at the heart of everything we do. We achieve this by enriching pupil experiences both within the classroom and outside of it. We are proud of our excellent results, which consistently place us high in the national tables of achievement. However, our aspirations for our pupils go beyond academic excellence. We aim to educate the whole person, developing fully rounded individuals, by encouraging them to broaden their experiences and pursue both new and existing interests to the highest possible standard. There is a vast range of extra-curricular activities available for our pupils to enjoy.

Education is a lifelong journey, and we have the privilege of being able to prepare young men and women for the next part of that journey. If you share our philosophy and aspirations and would like to be part of our community we invite you to browse further around our website. You will find news of our activities and our pupils’ achievements, information about boarding, details of how you can apply for admission, our exciting plans for the future and much more besides.

We hope we have whetted your appetite to come along in person to pay us a visit so that you may meet some of our inspirational pupils and experience Adams’ Grammar School for yourself. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your individual interests and to show you around.

About Adams’ Grammar School

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.

“…all students achieve exceptionally well” (Ofsted)


Our historic links with The Haberdashers’ Company, dating back to our foundation in 1656 by William Adams, are very important to us and remain strong to this day. Haberdashers are our Trustees, take a close interest in the governance and development of school and, in 2008, formed The Haberdashers’ Adams’ Federation alongside Abraham Darby Academy in Telford. In 2011 Adams’ Grammar School became one of the new-style academies.