Thomas Adams School - Wem

A co-educational 11-18 community school, sixth form and boarding house based in Wem, Shropshire. There are two main sites on our 30-acre campus.

Academic excellence in a caring environment

Set in 30 acres in Wem, Shropshire, Thomas Adams is a successful co-educational community school, sixth form and boarding house with an outward-facing approach to education. The Lowe Hill buildings cater for Years 7-11, providing excellent facilities for all curricular areas. At the Noble Street site we have our Sixth Form, housed in the attractive gram

Operating as usual

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 26/03/2024

Last Thursday, the annual Education Dinner hosted by The Drapers’ Company took place in London. The event took place at Draper’s Hall, one of the most magnificent venues in the City. The annual dinner commemorates the Company’s educational links which include Thomas Adams.

Headteacher, Mr Mark Cooper, was joined by current Sixth Form Head Students, Katherine Oldham and Amy Brough along with Mrs Jenni Whitfield, Deputy Head, and Mr Lee Irwin, Director of Boarding.

Former sixth form boarding student, Happiness Eze, also attended the event. Happiness was awarded The Drapers’ Company (Scholarship) Bursary in Education in 2023 to assist with her university course.


⭐ Thomas Adams Star Students ⭐

Congratulations to all our "stars" who received house points and a text message home this half term. Everyone nominated was also entered into a prize draw to win a £10 Amazon gift card. Here are the lucky winners!


Well done to for winning the Regional Chance 2 Compete Mixed Competition held at Thomas Adams School earlier this week.
We would also like to thank Ellesmere College & Thomas Adams for playing and hosting the event.

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 22/03/2024

The annual egg-tossing house competition brought some egg-citement to break time this morning! Thanks to everyone who took part, it certainly drew in a crowd.

1st Place - Lawley House - Mr Fell and Thomas
2nd Place - Corndon House - Mr Tudor and Jonty
3rd Place - Hawkstone House - Mr Alexander and Ethan

and yes, the eggs are real!


Well done to our U15's who took part in the ECB U15 Girls Softball Indoor Competition today beating Bridgnorth Endowed School and Belvidere School. Best of luck to Ellesmere College as they progress through to the Regional Finals 🏏👏🏆


🎭 Miss Teggin and Mr Arnold took a group of Year 11 students to see a production of Shakespeare's classic 'Romeo and Juliet' at Regent Theatre, Stoke. Students were fabulous and this ties in with their upcoming Shakespeare literature exam!

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 20/03/2024

As part of our 5th PSHE day, we held our annual Careers Fair in the Stanier Hall on Friday. The Careers Fair was open to all students from Year 7 to Year 13.

We had over 20 exhibitors attending including the Army, NHS, Royal Navy, Airbus, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, HSBC, Lanyon Bowdler and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital. We also had representatives from local universities, colleges, training and apprenticeship providers.

Over the course of the day, 1200 students had the opportunity to speak to different companies about the skills, qualifications and experience they would need to be successful in these particular careers. A popular highlight included a Paramedic training ambulance courtesy of Keele University.

The main purpose of the careers fair was to provide students with valuable insights into various career options, industries and educational pathways. This event is designed to help students make informed decisions about their future education and career choices.

The visitors commented on how well behaved all students were with everyone engaging and asking lots of questions.

Thank you to everyone for supporting this event.

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 19/03/2024

Mr Wust and Mrs Jones visited Aico in Oswestry with a class of Business Studies Year 10 students. They had a tour of the warehouse and financial offices before taking part in an Operation Management Workshop. Students had to create a product, market it, create a warehouse design to distribute it and then present their ideas in the presentation suite. There were some great ideas and fantastic presentations. Everyone had a great day and took a lot away about running a real business.

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 18/03/2024

🐣 Congratulations to the winners of our 'Decorate an Egg' Easter house competition, all receiving an Easter egg! We received some fantastic designs, with all entries being awarded house points. Look out for the winning designs in the egg hunt competition on Friday!

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 13/03/2024


Amelia has been dancing with Impact since 2018, achieving consistently high grades in examinations, placing her amongst our most advanced students within the studio. Amelia achieved a high Merit in her Grade 5 Ballet exam last year, resulting in attaining Student Membership of the Associated Board of Dance.

Our dancers perform twice annually with SSPA Events Gotta Dance shows, in which this year, Amelia performed as lead soloist for our Senior Ballet group routine "All I Ask of You", along with an additional group Contemporary routine.

The first of the shows this year was Monday 11th March at Theatre Severn, and is followed by Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock on Monday 15th April. We are incredibly proud of Amelia and her achievements within the studio and on stage. She is truly a pleasure to teach, to direct and to watch perform."

💬 Natalie Weller (Impact Director)
📷 Epic Action Imagery

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 12/03/2024

Students had the opportunity to attend the International Women's Day event at Wem Town Hall on Friday. Thomas Adams School had an exhibition stand put together by our History Club and Computer Science students. The Computer Science students were demonstrating coding to the public and our History Club produced a display promoting women of historical importance from Shropshire.

Students were able to walk around a number of exhibition stalls and stop at each of the stands to see what activity they have. They had the opportunity to talk to business owners and find out lots of information, watch performers and listen to speakers.

Wem Rural Parish Council | Wem Town Hall | International Women's Day


The Parenting Team are also offering a free SLEEP TIGHT workshop from April and June 2024. These 5 week workshops cover:

• Recognising the role of sleep hygiene to improve sleep
• Identifying causes of sleep issues and appropriate practical strategies to try
• Completing sleep diaries and identifying potential sleep issues

To book a place on one of the workshops, please email: [email protected] or call on 01743 250950.


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The Parenting Team will be delivering FREE Understanding Your Child and Understanding Your Child SEND groups from April 2024.

These 10 week groups aim to:

• Promote understanding of children’s behaviour within the context of developmental issues
• Promote the development of parent/child relationship
• Increase confidence and self-esteem in both parents and children
• Give parents a strategy for repair when things go wrong
• Promote reflective, sensitive and effective parenting

To book, please email: [email protected] or call 01743 250950.


Let's Count! The ADA group and school council are taking part in The Big Plastic Count from 11th - 17th March. We would love as many people to take part as possible to raise awareness of our plastic footprint. For one week, you need to count (almost!) every single piece of plastic packaging waste that you throw away - that's plastic waste that you put in the bin and plastic you put in the recycling. Try to count anything you throw away while out and about too.

For more information and a tally sheet to take part can be found by visiting


📣 REMINDER - Don't forget our Fine Art Exhibition is taking place this Wednesday in the Stanier Hall, 5.30pm - 7.00 pm. See you there!

Parents/carers and family members of A Level and GCSE Art students are cordially invited to the Fine Art Exhibition taking place on Wednesday 13th March. We look forward to seeing you!

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 11/03/2024

Last week, Cfn Widdowson-Bishop and Cfn Smith from Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers - REME gave a talk to students in Years 10 – 12 who were considering a career in the Army. They talked about their own career paths, the qualifications they have gained plus the apprenticeships and jobs available. They also discussed all the sports they are involved in and the many opportunities for Adventure Training. Adventure Training can include skydiving, mountain biking, skiing both in the UK and abroad with many opportunities to travel. Students enjoyed the interactive part of the workshop and found the talk extremely informative.



England v Iceland men's international game - Friday 7th June. If your son/daughter would like to attend the match at Wembley Stadium, please ensure they complete an expression of interest reply slip and return by Friday 15th March as the tickets are limited - thank you.

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 08/03/2024

Great results from our talented Thomas Adams singers at this year's Oswestry Youth Music Festival. Congratulations to Agatha, Louisa, Alice, Sophie, Jed, Ewan and Joe!

📷 credit - Stonehouse Photographic

🗞 Read the full story on our website

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 08/03/2024

📚 World Book Day 2024! We've been celebrating throughout the day with lots of activities including a form time literacy quiz, The Masked Reader, free book tokens, a raffle, plus staff and students dressing up as their favourite book characters - a great celebration of reading and books!

Read more:


Thank you to Guy Booth, both a parent and ex-military Musician for coming in and talking to our Year 10 GCSE Music students about the careers and the importance of music in the military.


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National Careers Week is an important part of the school calendar, and an integral part of our careers programme. Throughout the week we have guest speakers coming in to school offering careers information, advice and guidance.

To start off the week, Shropshire Fire & Rescue joined the Year 7 assembly with our Head of Careers, Mr Hargreaves, fully embracing what it is like to be a fire-fighter at Shropshire Fire & Rescue. Go Sir!


Aaron left Thomas Adams Sixth Form last year and is doing really well on his supported internship. Thanks for keeping in touch with us and keep up the good work!

Nothing like a little positive parent feedback to end this busy and productive week!

We love to watch our interns grow in confidence, skill and overall independence- proving how well the DFN Project SEARCH Supported Internship Programme works.

👦 Aaron continues to do great things on his supported internship and we love watching him succeed. Keep up the marvelous work, Aaron 🎉

Shrewsbury Colleges Group
Shropshire Council
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 05/03/2024

🎼 The Music Department has enjoyed an action-packed, music-filled weekend at Cloverley Hall. Thank you to all parents for attending the Sunday concert - a brilliant end to a great weekend!

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 04/03/2024

A local charity, Empathy For Special Children are offering support and advice to children with hidden disabilities and their families including regular coffee mornings.

For more information about the services available, please visit


📣 Spaces are now available for the Spring HAF (Holiday Activities & Food) programme managed by Shropshire Council. Over the spring holidays, eligible children and young people are invited to take part in a range of fun activities happening at over 40 venues across the county, including Thomas Adams School.

To find out more about this fantastic provision, please head to:

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 04/03/2024

🌟 Headteacher's Breakfast 🌟

Last week we invited students who received the Platinum Award following Rewards House assembly. The Platinum Award is given to the top 10 students with the most house points in every year group with no negative behaviour points. Congratulations everyone, keep up the good work!

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 01/03/2024

Year 7 have produced some fantastic artwork receiving praise from the Headteacher, Mr Cooper. Their work was based on the Brazilian artist, Beatriz Milhazes, who is known for her vibrant, colourful abstract paintings and prints.


It's secondary school offer day! If your child didn't get in to their school of choice, please get in touch, we have Year 7 places available in boarding for September 2024.

Thomas Adams School is a co-educational state boarding school for children aged 11-18, offering high quality education and affordable boarding care. For more information, please visit

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Academic excellence in a caring environment

Thomas Adams is a unique School, Sixth Form and Boarding House with a wonderful history and a forward-thinking outlook.

Our community school in Wem, Shropshire has an excellent reputation. We embrace the culture of achievement across all modern values. There is respect, passion and commitment to achieving the best results for each student, regardless of their starting point.

The whole Thomas Adams School team strongly believes in producing well-rounded individuals. So this is not defined in pure terms of examination success; education is the cornerstone of why the School and Sixth Form are here but we value and encourage achievement in other areas. This includes the ability to continue learning after school, solve problems, develop strength of character and be active, informed citizens.

Thomas Adams School alumni are prepared for life in modern-day Britain.

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Thomas Adams School, Lowe Hill, Wem

Opening Hours

Monday 8:45am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 8:45am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 8:45am - 3:30pm
Thursday 8:45am - 3:30pm
Friday 8:45am - 3:30pm

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