“I met some great people and had some amazing experiences, I will never forget this boarding house”

“I really enjoy Thomas Adams because all of the teachers are so friendly and caring”

Whether it be term dates, uniform details, school policies or key information documents, you should be able to find everything you need on these pages. Please click on the links below to find documents about the school, sixth form and boarding. All our school policies are reviewed annually by the Senior Management Team and Board of Governors.

You can either view our key information documents and policies online or download a copy, they are also available from the school.

If you have any further questions or require more information, please contact the school using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

School and Sixth Form Statutory Policies

Absence and appointments in school time


Assessment Policy

Admissions Policy – School & Sixth Form

Anti-Bullying -Policy

Behaviour for Learning & Praise Policy

Behaviour Policy Addendum

British Values and the Prevention of Radicalisation

Careers Policy

CCTV Policy

Charging-and-Remissions Policy-Statement

Children with Health Needs who Cannot Attend School

Contingency Plans in the Event of Disruption to Exams


Data Protection Policy

Determining Teacher Assessment Grades (TAG)

Disapplication of Students


Marking and Feedback Policy

GDPR Data Breach Management Procedure

GDPR Privacy Notice

GDPR Subject Access Request Form

GDPR Subject Access Request

Health & Safety Policy

Home Learning-Policy


Internet-Access-Policy Statement

Keeping Children Safe in Education Sept 2021



Most Able/Aspiration Policy


Provider Access Policy

PSHE Policy

Pupil Premium Policy Statement 

Covid 19 Catch-Up Premium and Curriculum Expectations 2021/22

Pupil Premium Strategy

Relationships and Sex Education Policy

Remote Learning Policy

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Covid-19 Addendum for Safeguarding/Child Protection


SEND Policy

SEND Information Report




Information for External Support Services available to Children, Parents and Families

Adult Mental Health

IAPT – Psychological Therapies – IAPT services can support people with mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety or low mood.  Includes Silver Cloud online therapy. https://www.mpft.nhs.uk/services/improving-access-psychological-therapies-iapt 0300 123 6020

Access Team – https://shropshireccg.nhs.uk/professional-resources/mental-health-services/

Crisis Team – https://www.mpft.nhs.uk/emergency-help   0808 196 4501.

Oswestry – U&I counselling (low cost counselling service) http://www.uandicounselling.org.uk/ , 0753 044 8000 or email: info@uandicounselling.org.uk.

Early Help volunteer counselling (Ask Alex Morris-Perkins)

Axis – counselling for survivors of sexual abuse. https://www.axiscounselling.org.uk/. Includes support from Independent Sexual Abuse Advisors (ISVA’s).

See Shropshire Council wellbeing pages for more links – https://shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/information-for-the-public/mental-health-and-wellbeing/.

Shropshire MIND – Shropshire Mind provides support for any person with emotional or mental health needs, including long term enduring mental health needs or those triggered by recent incidents. Telephone: 01743 368647, Daytime service Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm. Outreach support is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Mind anger management – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anger/treatment-and-support/#AngerManagementProgrammes

TogetherAll – a free-to-access online community for Shropshire residents aged 16 and above for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low. The service has an active forum with round-the-clock support from trained professionals. You can talk anonymously and confidentially to other members. https://togetherall.com/en-gb/

Bereavement support – https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/bereavement-services/


Children and Young People Mental Health

NHS Pupil Support June 21 what to do if you’re a young person and it’s all getting too much.


Bee-U access team – team of mental health practitioners, undertake assessments and provide interventions as required. The Access Team can be contacted by phoning 0300 124 0093. The new Freephone number is 0808 196 4501

Bee-U crisis team https://camhs.mpft.nhs.uk/urgent-help  0808 196 4501.

Helios – therapeutic support via Skype (need referral from Bee-U access team)

Kooth – Children & Young People aged 11 and above can access free confidential support and counselling from Kooth, which is an online service, without a referral. https://www.kooth.com/

BEAM – drop-in to talk to a practitioner from Children’s Society (above Palmers café in Shrewsbury) – currently offering a phone back service during covid-19. https://shropshire.gov.uk/the-send-local-offer/mental-and-emotional-health-and-wellbeing-service/beam/

Young Minds – resources, text service, parent helpline. https://youngminds.org.uk

Think Ninja app. https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/thinkninja/

Mental health practitioners in schools pilot (Oswestry area).


Parenting Support

NHS Advice for Parents June 21 – how to support a young person if you are concerned about their mental health

Shropshire Council Parenting Team: Offer courses (virtually currently), for more information please call 01743 250950 or visit https://shropshire.gov.uk/early-help/practitioners/the-early-help-offer-provision-of-early-help-services/parenting-programmes/ 

Understanding Your Child ‘Solihull Approach’ website – free courses with code ‘DARWIN18’, and resources/tips – more information here https://solihullapproachparenting.com/

Shropshire larder – advice regarding how to manage with getting food on a low budget https://www.shropshirelarder.org.uk/

Worrying about money? A useful leaflet offering financial advice and support if you’re struggling to make ends meet Worrying about money leaflet (Shropshire)


Shropshire Community Health Trust (School Nurse) Useful Contacts

The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill
SY4 5UB 

01939 237000