Haberdashers’ Adams is selective state grammar school for day pupils and boarders, located in the rural market town of Newport in Shropshire. Newport is located approximately 20 minutes from Telford, an hour away from Birmingham and one and a half hours from London by train.
We welcome boys aged 11-18 as day boys or boarders, and girls aged 16-18 as day girls in our Sixth Form. There is no charge for education and boarders pay only for the provision associated with boarding.
Pupils achieve outstanding academic results whilst being encouraged to take part in the vast range of extra-curricular activities we offer.
Haberdashers’ Adams has been educating the young boys of Newport for approaching 400 years. While most aspects of school life have changed beyond recognition during that time there are important features which remain the same. The part of the building known as Big School is where the school was founded in 1656 and the library is the original schoolroom, all other buildings have been added as the school site has expanded.
Pupils are required to work hard both within their lessons and with their homework. Teaching staff provide a lot of support to pupils but in return expect pupils to demonstrate commitment to their studies and be engaged with their subject. The school provides an extensive range of extra-curricular activities including a very active Combined Cadet Force, the Duke of Edinburgh award, a debating society as well as numerous music, drama and sports activities. Pupils are expected to take part in these either in quality or quantity but preferably both. To gain the most from their time here pupils need to be prepared to try new things and to step out of their comfort zone to see what they can achieve.
While we are proud of the school’s heritage we do not allow the history of the school to dictate our future. Teachers are encouraged to use their own creativity and flair in the way they teach their lessons. If you take a tour of the school you are likely to see a massive variation in teaching styles from a quiet classroom of pupils learning from a textbook through to pupils on the playground acting out important battles of the Russian revolution.
Pupils are set homework online and will often submit it via this route too. They are encouraged to use technology to support their learning and in preparation for the world of work. Innovative projects, such as the Design Technology department’s unique bike building course, mean pupils are engaged and challenged across all stages of their education.
Whilst we have high expectations of pupils we strongly believe that the most important aspect of your child’s life at school is how happy they are. In our experience a happy child will thrive and we warmly invite you to find out whether our school is one where your child would be happy. Further information including details about Open Events can be found on the website, and the Registrar can be contacted on +44 (0)1952 953813.