Boarding

Selective state boarding school in rural Shropshire

I am delighted to introduce you to boarding at Adams’Grammar School.

Adams’ is one of very few selective state grammar schools in the country to have a boarding facility. With no charge for tuition, it offers a very affordable option for 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. Pastoral care is therefore very important. To this end each boy has a Personal Tutor who provides a link between boarding, school and parents and who is concerned with all aspects of a boy’s education, personal development, welfare and happiness.

Academic progress within school is monitored closely, and parents receive twice-termly reports on effort and achievement and a comprehensive annual record of achievement. In addition boys are encouraged to develop a wide range of interests. Experience shows that they all find something from which they can gain enjoyment and achievement and this soon builds confidence. The experience of boarding at Adams’ is itself a significant benefit in a boy’s development.

I hope the following video and accompanying pages will help to give you more information on what it is like to be a boarder at Adams’.

Gary Hickey
Headmaster

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about boarding at Adams’ please call 01952 386300 and ask for Caroline Cheal or Sonya Wilson. We’d be delighted to discuss your son’s education and find out how boarding at Adams’ could benefit your family.

Ofsted Report

The school received an Ofsted inspection in November 2013 and a summary of the findings can be found below. Ofsted noted the high aspirations that all staff have of boarders and that boarders achieve “outstanding learning outcomes”.

The report praised the “highly inclusive boarding community” where boarders form “exceptionally good relationships”. Inspectors noted that the boarding experience “enhanced boarders’ understanding and respect for others” and that “boarders grow in confidence and are very positive about their boarding experience”.

Ofsted Inspection Report