School Data


Gender Girls
Age 7 - 18
Type Boarding Day School Weekly Boarding
Size 240 Max
Bursaries Available
Headmistress - Mrs Diane Browne

Scholarships & Bursaries

Bursaries – For those who seek entry for their daughters to Adcote, but who may not be in the position to pay full fees, Adcote has resources to help families in need. Application is through the Bursar’s Form, which is a simple means test; resources are allocated on merit.
Scholarships – The school is seeking to attract able and talented pupils who could successfully contribute to the life of the school in several ways. A range of scholarships are available.

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Contact Details

Adcote School

Little Ness, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Adcote School was founded in 1907 by the pioneering Amy Gough, whose vision was to provide excellent schooling for young women. Whilst our curriculum has changed, our values have not, and it is still our absolute mission to provide a first class, progressive education for all the girls in our care.

Head's Welcome

A warm welcome to Adcote School, where our door is always open.
Choosing the right school for your daughter is one of the most challenging decisions you’ll make as a parent. Many of us here at Adcote are parents ourselves so we completely understand that difficulty. Fortunately, support and understanding are at the heart of everything we offer at Adcote.

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We believe passionately in educating girls in a single sex environment. Our outstanding staff are specialists in the way girls learn and understand the challenges that modern women will face in their futures, so we have designed a special programme to meet their needs in this complex world. Our unique CLEAR learning programme is structured to give all our girls the skills they will need to thrive and be happy in the 21stCentury. All elements of our curriculum are designed to secure the core values of Confidence, Leadership, Engagement, Achievement and Resilience in all our students and details of how we deliver this can be found on our website.

Our small classes and warm, friendly environment mean that we know our girls really well so that we can anticipate and address the individual challenges they will meet in their journey from being little girls to impressive young women. Such security means that girls flourish in our school and our inspection report of 2019 judged us to be excellent in this area.

Our philosophy is that happy children are happy learners. Parents tell us that their daughter’s confidence has soared thanks to our safe and nurturing environment, and we are proud of our reputation for achieving excellence through care.

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