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Thomas Adams School Admissions

As Thomas Adams School is now an academy, we determine our own admissions policy.

For admissions to Year 7, application must be made through Shropshire Council by 31 October in the academic year prior to which your child is due to start school. All applications received by this date will be considered and parents will be informed by Shropshire Council on 1 March if they have been allocated a place.

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.

If you live out of catchment area and need to apply for transport, please email for further information and to apply. If you live within our catchment area, you should apply through Shropshire Council.

Shropshire residents

If you live in Shropshire, all enquiries regarding admissions should be addressed to:

Admissions Teams
Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate
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 printed copy of the prospectus, please email or phone 01939 237000.

To view our admissions policy for 2024/2025, please click here

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The Thomas Adams Sixth Form Admissions

Please apply using our online application form and we will acknowledge your application when we receive it.

Click here for our digital Sixth Form Prospectus.

To request a printed version 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: Telephone: 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

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