Thomas Adams School - Wem

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 07/12/2023

Congratulations to Maisie in Year 8, Amber in Year 10 and Hollie in Year 8 for their winning designs in this year's Christmas Card competition. The official Thomas Adams School - Wem Christmas Card has now been printed and is being used by the Headteacher, Mr Cooper.

Thank you to everyone who entered the house competition, we received some wonderful designs this year.

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 07/12/2023

Adams House Boarders had fun at their Christmas Party at Alderford Lake earlier this week. A great evening, enjoyed by everyone!πŸŽ„

Celebrating DofE Award Success - Thomas Adams School 06/12/2023

It’s been another successful year for our DofE participants!

Over 40 pupils celebrate as they are awarded their certificates and badges on completion of the Bronze & Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Read the full story πŸ‘‡

Celebrating DofE Award Success - Thomas Adams School Students celebrate their success as they are awarded their certificates on completion of either the Bronze or Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.



πŸ“£ 'Shout-out' to Emily and Charlie who have both received a Bronze Award from Brightstar Boxing Club. Headteacher, Mr Cooper, also gave his congratulations following the successful 3-day event in Telford - well done both!


Congratulations to Lena, Caradoc House (1st), Ava, Lawley House (2nd) and Frances, Grinshill House (3rd) who are the winners of the 'Art is for Everyone' Competition, seen here with Mrs Morris, Head of Art.


πŸ“£ Attention Ex-Year 11 and Ex-Year 13 students

A Level and GCSE exam certificates are now available for collection from the exams office at the sixth form site. Please email our exams officer in advance to confirm a collection time πŸ‘‰ [email protected] - thank you.


A huge welcome to our Thomas Adams Sixth Form Taster Day to pupils from St Martins School, Oswestry, The Corbet School, Lakelands Academy Ellesmere, Meole Brace School, The Priory School, Shrewsbury Academy and everywhere in between! We hope you enjoy your day!


Thank you to Youth Worker, Lilly, from Diabetes UK - Midlands and East of England for attending yesterday, raising awareness of Type 1 Diabetes along with Eliza in Year 8.

Former Graphics Student Visit - Thomas Adams School 29/11/2023

Former Graphics student, Harry Meakin, re-visits his teacher, Mr Haycocks, after 13 years to talk to current sixth form students about his career as a brand designer. Harry's most recent project is the brand refresh for Team GB ahead of Paris 2024! πŸ‘€

Thank you for coming to visit! Read the full story on our website.

Former Graphics Student Visit - Thomas Adams School Former Graphics student, Harry Meakin, re-visits his teacher and classroom after 13 years to talk to current students about his career.


Thank you to Dr Tina Newton from Birmingham Children's Hospital for giving a presentation to Year 8 students during their assembly.


Our popular Christmas Variety Show is taking place on Wednesday 6th December in the Stanier Hall. Come along and see our talented musicians and singers. Tickets are available to buy on the door - 7pm start - see you there! 🎼🎀

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 28/11/2023
School kitchen awarded 5-star rating - Thomas Adams School 28/11/2023

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Thomas Adams School kitchen has been awarded a 5 star food hygiene rating in the latest inspection by the Food Standards Agency. Well done to our wonderful kitchen staff team for maintaining such consistently high standards!

School kitchen awarded 5-star rating - Thomas Adams School The Thomas Adams School kitchen, run by Academy Catering, is awarded a 5-star rating at its latest food hygiene inspection.

Christmas Fayre 2023 28/11/2023

A huge thank you to our school community for supporting our Christmas Fayre last Friday evening. We had some fabulous stalls and sponsors - a great turnout all round!


πŸ“– It's a 'new chapter' for our school library! Following a recent refurbishment, the library has been officially re-opened by Mr David O'Toole, CEO of The 3-18 Education Trust. The new space has created a number of zones which can be used for whole class teaching, group work, research, independent study and reading for pleasure. We also have more space for books!

For the full story and photo gallery, please visit our website


Bookings are open for the winter Shropshire HAF (Holiday Activities and Food) programme ➑️

Schools, voluntary and community groups and childcare providers are all running activities for eligible children from Thursday 21 December to Friday 5 January.

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 22/11/2023

Really pleasing results from this year's Shrewsbury Drapers Company Young Textile Design Competition 2023 from last year's GCSE Textiles group.

The public exhibition is running until Saturday 25th November at the Shrewsbury Library.

Read the full story on our website


πŸ“ | Mrs Jacks is really pleased with her Year 8 English students recently. They have produced some excellent letters from the trenches, receiving praise from the Headteacher for their efforts. Well done!

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 21/11/2023

CHILDREN IN NEED 2023 - 'THANK YOU' to everyone who baked cakes, purchased cakes and ate cake on Friday! 🍰 We also received some fantastic entries for the cake decorating competition. Congratulations to brother and sister, Rhys and Chloe, on their winning Pudsey chocolate cake. We raised a tremendous £1,135 from the "Come as Yourself" non-uniform fundraiser, sponsorship and the cake sale for BBC Children in Need - Thank you to everyone who supported.


Congratulations to our Pudsey 'Bearpee' Challengers for completing 1000 bearpees to fundraise for BBC Children in Need.

πŸ˜€ Thank you to our fabulous House Captains for running the event.


🌟 'PROUD TO BE GOOD' 🌟 Staff and students at Thomas Adams School, Sixth Form and Adams House are celebrating the news of a β€˜Good’ rating in its latest Ofsted report. Thank you to all our students, staff, parents and governors for your support.

The 3-18 Education Trust

Read the full story here


Dear Parents/Carers - We would like to invite you to a presentation this Tuesday evening (21st November) from 6pm to 7pm in the main hall. We have 2 members of the local NHS Mental Health Support Team coming into school to talk to parents about how to support the mental health of their children and offer advice and guidance.

This is an excellent opportunity and we hope that you will be able to attend.


πŸ“ | Miss Smith's Science group have produced some excellent work recently all about power stations, receiving praise from the Headteacher - well done all!


Wem and surrounding areas Health & Wellbeing Survey (on behalf of council)

Share what you feel is important to keep you healthy and well. Help us to plan and shape the services you want and need.

▢️ Click this link and tell us what you think

πŸ“… Closes 16th Dec 23.

Shropshire Council, Wem Town Council and Wem Rural Council in partnership.


🍰 CHILDREN IN NEED BAKE SALE THIS FRIDAY! We are asking for cake donations (baked or bought) or for entries into a best decorated cake competition.

Please can cakes be delivered to student reception on Friday morning or to Mrs Turner who will be in the foyer. Your support is always greatly appreciated.


Congratulations to the Thomas Adams girl's cricket team on winning two awards at the Cricket Shropshire Presentation evening on Friday evening. Well done everyone! 🏏

Year 11 Sixth Form Taster Day (Other Schools) - Thomas Adams School 13/11/2023

Are you currently in Year 11 and starting to think about your next steps? Come and explore our Sixth Form Taster Day on Friday 1st December and get a taste for sixth form life! We offer over 25 subjects at A Level and BTEC, excellent pastoral care as well as outstanding post-18 advice and guidance. Get in touch to register today!

Year 11 Sixth Form Taster Day (Other Schools) - Thomas Adams School An opportunity for Year 11 students currently attending other schools (non-Thomas Adams) to β€˜taste’ subjects at Thomas Adams Sixth Form and get a feel for sixth form life. Registration for […]

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 13/11/2023

Former student, Lucy Rose Smith, is now a freelance Print Textile Designer and Illustrator. She returned last week to the Textiles department to talk to our current sixth formers about her journey since leaving Thomas Adams; how she gained work experience, job opportunities and travelling. Lucy's designs can be found in retailers such as Next, Primark and Dunelm!

πŸ—ž Read the full story here

If you would like to find out more about studying at Thomas Adams Sixth Form, please visit for more information.


🌟 Thomas Adams Star Students 🌟

850 nominations were received last half term. That's 850 messages home and 850 entries in to the prize draw! Well done to everyone who received a nomination and congratulations to the lucky ones who received a Β£10 Amazon gift card.

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 13/11/2023

Thank you to all Thomas Adams School - Wem students who attended yesterday's Act of Remembrance. Year 11 student, Flora, laid a wreath on behalf of the young people of Wem. Head Student Flora, also read out the names of the fallen during the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Parish Church of St Peter's and St Paul's, Wem.

Photos from Thomas Adams School - Wem's post 10/11/2023

Thank you to the Wem Army Cadets and the RAF Air Cadets taking part in today’s remembrance.



At 11am, our school and sixth form community gathered together to observe a silence for Remembrance Day 2023. A special mention to Chloe May who did us proud in marking the occasion by playing 'The Last Post'.

Photos from Royal British Legion Wem Branch's post 09/11/2023

Congratulations Heidi on your very impressive 3D version of Animal Farm. Thoroughly deserving of a 'Headteacher's Congratulations' praise and reward. Well done! πŸ₯³

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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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World Book Day 2022
Key Stage 2 Christmas Card Design Competition - shortlisted entries
A Day in the Life of a Boarder at Thomas Adams School
Olympic Days 2021
Year 9 Moon Posters
George the Gorilla
Moving Up 2020 message
VE Day 2020





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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