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Thomas Adams School Admissions

The admissions policy is determined by Shropshire Council, which is the Admissions Authority for all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in Shropshire.

Shropshire Council produces a booklet called “Parents’ Guide to Education” each year with up-to-date information about schools and a full explanation of the admissions processes.

The booklets are available from the Admissions Team or can be accessed on the Shropshire website here.

Moving Up 2022

Year 6 > Year 7 Transition: We look forward to welcoming your child to Thomas Adams School. Please use the links below to access a range of documents and information regarding transition this year to assist Year 6 pupils and their parents/carers. Our webpage will be updated with lots of information on transport, lunches, uniform and much more so keep popping back as we update the information.

Mr Winter’s Virtual Tour and ‘Hello’ Messages

Take a look at the hello videos from some of our current students as well as Mr Winter’s Virtual Tour, click here.

Moving Up Video ‘Hellos’ to Year 6 students (Transition September 2021)

‘Top Tips’ from our amazing Year 7 team! (Transition September 2021)

Shropshire residents

If you live in Shropshire, all enquiries regarding admissions should be addressed to: Admissions Teams Shropshire Council Shirehall Abbey Foregate Shrewsbury Shropshire SY2 6ND Tel: 0345 6789 008 Catchment areas for schools can be viewed on Localview which can be found on the above website address.
Admissions at Thomas Adams
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Residents living outside of Shropshire

If you are planning to move to Shropshire around the time that your child would like to enrol, please contact the Admissions Team at Shropshire Council. If you live in surrounding counties or across the border in Wales, you will need to firstly apply to your local council. They will then communicate with Shropshire Council regarding your application. Applications from outside of the immediate catchment area are very common and openly welcomed.

Mid-Term Transfers

Mid-term transfers are dealt with by the school. Click here for the mid-term form.

Please send completed forms to the Headteacher’s PA,

Do feel free to contact the school if you wish to discuss your application or would like to look around the school before applying.

To view our online School Prospectus, please click here To request a copy of the prospectus, please email or phone 01939 237000

To view our admissions policy, please click here

Thomas Adams School, Wem, Shropshire

The Thomas Adams Sixth Form Admissions

Please apply using our online application form and we will acknowledge your application when we receive it.  To view our online Sixth Form Prospectus please click here.

To request a copy of the prospectus, please email or phone 01939 237000.

We recommend that you apply by mid-December for the following year’s school start, although we will still consider applications throughout the year.

There is a minimum entry requirement of 5 Grade 4 passes at GCSE for all candidates (internal and external).

Exam Results

You can access the Thomas Adams School and Sixth Form examination results performance tables on the DfE website here.

Please find all the key documents you may require in the link below, which have been made available for you to download. Should you have any further queries please contact us: Phone: 01939 237000, email:

Open Days and Evenings and Personal Visits

The dates for Open Days and Evenings both at the School and Sixth Form can be found on our events section. These include tours of the school facilities and Headteacher talks. Staff are always on hand to answer questions regarding subject choices and talk about the extra-curricular activities on offer, the transport facility and enrichment opportunities available. For further information on Open Days and Evenings please contact or phone 01939 237000.

We are also very happy to welcome prospective parents and their children for individual, personal visits, with the opportunity to meet our Leadership Team, staff and pupils. If you would like to arrange a personal visit then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Adams House is a thriving boarding house, which can have approximately 60 boarders who at the present time come from Britain and several other countries. Adams House provides a full life and education for students in the School and Sixth Form. Homework is supervised for younger students and many activities are arranged for evenings and weekends including sports, theatre and cultural visits, cinema and outdoor pursuit weekends etc. Boarders come from all parts of the UK as well as from around the world. Our boarding house has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Please find all the key documents you may require in the links below, which have been made available for you to download. Should you have any further queries, please contact us.

The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill
SY4 5UB 

01939 237000