Entrance Procedure for 2018 Entry

Admissions Code

The entrance test for September 2018 admissions for Year 7 will be as follows:

Entrance Test Date: Monday 18th September 2017

Location: Adams’ Grammar School (full details will be posted to all applicants during week commencing 4th September 2017).

Boys applying via the Adams’ Grammar School website will be registered to sit the exam at this school. Please note: Boys sitting the test at Adams’ Grammar School will only receive a results letter from Adams’ Grammar School. If you also choose Queen Mary’s Grammar School when completing the online form you will not receive a separate results letter from Queen Mary’s Grammar School, however the results will count for both schools .

The code requires any selective school to share information on the suitability of applicants for a grammar school before parents make their application on the Local Authority preference form.

Results: In October 2017  parents will receive a letter advising them of the outcome of the Entrance Test.  This letter will not be an offer of a place but will indicate whether or not your son is of grammar school ability to enable you to make an informed decision on your Preference Form, which you will be required to submit to your Local Authority (normally by the end of October 2017 for people in the Telford and Wrekin area). Formal offers will be received in March 2018 from your Local Authority not from the school.

Boys who have sat the test at Adams’ Grammar School but have also ticked the box to indicate an interest in a place at Queen Mary’s Grammar School  will not be issued with a separate results letter by Queen Mary’s Grammar School, but the result will count for both schools. You must then include both schools on your preference form / common application form when you apply to the Local Authority.

How to apply?

To apply for a place at Adams’ Grammar School the following two forms need to be completed:

Registration Form to sit the Entrance Test: The online form must be submitted by the deadline of 4.00pm Friday 7th July 2017. The link to the form is now available on the Year 7 Entry page.

Local Authority Form: In addition to the school registration form, parents need to complete a Secondary School Preference Form. This form is provided by Local Education Authorities, usually in the Autumn term, and should be completed and returned directly to your own Local Authority by the date specified on the form. If you live in the Telford and Wrekin area, the return date is normally in October but please check with your Local Authority.

Admissions Documents

Copies of all our admissions documents including our Registration Form, Admissions Policy 2018-19 and our procedure for late applications, are available on our Admissions Documents page.

Oversubscription for 2018

Where the number of candidates who have achieved the required standard exceeds the number of places available, the following oversubscription  criteria for 2018 will be applied to decide which children are to be admitted:

  1. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is either in the care of a local authority or being provided with accommodation by a local authority as defined in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989 – for example children in residential homes or foster care.
  2. Boys in receipt of Pupil Premium, including children of service families, on the day of the Entrance Test. Documentary evidence that the parent is in receipt of the appropriate support payment will be required.
  3. Boys who live within the Newport Attendance Area.
  4. Rank order according to the result of the entrance test (assuming the applicant has reached the required academic standard).

A waiting list is kept of boys considered to be of Grammar School standard but for who there is no place. If a boy declines his place it will be re-allocated to the next boy on the ranked waiting list.

There are up to 15 boarding places available in year 7. For boarding places the school will also interview all applicants and their parents to assess suitability for the boarding environment and boarding need.


Appeals shall be considered only when made on the grounds that the school’s published Admissions Policy has not been properly and fairly applied. The Appeals Timetable for September 2017 admissions is available on our Admissions Documents page.

Admissions Office

If you have any queries concerning admission to Adams’ Grammar School please contact the Registrar on (01952) 953810 or by e-mail at registrar@adamsgs.uk

Admission Documents