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.
One of our stated aims is “to provide a grammar school education to pupils” (day and boarding for boys aged 11-18 and day for girls aged 16-18). As a state school, educational tuition is free to all pupils with boarders paying only for the provision associated with boarding.
The majority of pupils join Adams’ in Year 7 (aged 11+) although boarding spaces are normally also available for boys wishing to enter in Year 8 and 9 and Sixth Form.
Parents have the right to apply to Adams’ Grammar School irrespective of their address in the United Kingdom. Day places at 11+ entry are awarded on a merit basis according to results in our entrance examination. Boarding places are awarded on a merit basis according to results in the examination as well as suitability for boarding and boarding need. Only holders of UK or EU passports or with right of abode in the UK are entitled to apply for a place at Adams’ Grammar School.
Admissions Office If you have any queries concerning admission to Adams’ Grammar School please contact the Registrar on (01952) 386300 or by e-mail email@example.com