Adcote School for Girls, Little Ness, Near Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 2JY
01939 260202
180. Upper sixth 15
Σ1485−Σ4269 (Day), Σ5487−Σ7578 (Boarding), Σ4826−Σ6923 (Weekly)

Founded in 1907, it occupies a neo-Tudor Grade I listed building (1879) in glorious landscaped parkland with a view to the Briedden and south Shropshire hills. A small school with a friendly and family atmosphere. It provides a sound academic education; the school’s aim is that every girl should feel she has achieved all she can both academically and intellectually when she leaves. For its size, it offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities in a disciplined and caring community.

Headmaster: Gary Wright, in post from 2009. Educated at Warwick University (history), Oxford Brookes University (PGCE) and King’s College London (MA education management); also holds NPQH. Previously Deputy Headmaster at St Piran’s Prep School, Maidenhead, and has worked in independent schools in and around London and overseas. Also ISI inspector. Teaching staff: 11 full time, 30 part time.
GCSE: 13 pupils in upper fifth, 85% gaining at least grade C in 5+ subjects. A-levels: 8 in upper sixth, all usually passing in 3 subjects.
100% of sixth-form leavers go on to a degree course.
Some 10 sports available including netball, tennis, fencing, rowing, golf. BAGA, RLSS exams may be taken. Also bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; community service. Up to 15 clubs, eg drama, art, ICT, archery, carpentry, dance, ju-jitsu.
Sixth formers have single or twin study bedrooms, others in rooms of 3-6. Weekly boarding available. Unaccompanied visits to the local town allowed for sixth form.
Adcote Old Girls Association, contacted via the school.
Marit Allen (fashion editor and costume designer); Polly Stockton (national event riding squad); Jane Dillon (interior designer)., ,