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Adams Grammar School

Adams Grammar School

Haberdashers’ Adams is a grammar day and boarding school located in Newport, Shropshire. Established in 1656, Adams boasts an extensive list of alumni, including inventors, journalists, politicians, and professors.

The school has seen an increase in the number of international students, particularly from Hong Kong, and holds specialization in language and technology. Its curriculum is comprehensive, offering various academic opportunities in subjects such as mathematics, social sciences, and humanities, aimed at preparing students for future challenges.

A diverse range of enrichment activities is available to cater to students’ non-academic interests. From Film Club, ECO Committee, and badminton to rugby, Young Enterprise, and CCF, students have the opportunity to develop versatility and maximize their potential in their preferred areas of development.

The Duke of Edinburgh program is also offered, designed to enhance students’ self-esteem through a series of mental and physical challenges. Students can engage in volunteering and support charitable causes through fundraising activities, fostering empathy, boosting social skills, and acquiring practical knowledge.

The dedicated pastoral team at Adams provides students with essential support, guidance, and reinforcement, empowering them to understand and address their individual emotional needs. The support is not merely supervisory; the staff is fully committed to nurturing students’ well-being, equipping them with tools for self-improvement.

Through this approach, Adams establishes a foundation for a cohesive and inclusive environment, profoundly influencing how students interact with one another. As a place where positive behavior is reinforced and productivity is encouraged, the school ensures that its policies are not only reactive but also proactive in addressing students’ setbacks.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

Haberdashers’ Adams does give priority to students within its catchment area, which encompasses the Newport Attendance Area.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5 applicants for every place
Haberdashers' Adams' Grammar School, High Street, Newport, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
The 11 Plus Exam format for Adams Grammar School is designed by GL. All Grammar Schools in the West Midlands use the same 11 plus exam. The structure of the exam is as follows:

Paper 1: This is a one-hour examination that includes English, Verbal Reasoning, Maths, and Non-Verbal/Spatial Reasoning sections. All questions are in a multiple-choice format, and there is an untimed practice section at the beginning of each section.

Paper 2: Also lasting one hour, this paper covers English, Verbal Reasoning, Maths, and Non-Verbal/Spatial Reasoning. Similar to Paper 1, all questions are in a multiple-choice format, and there is an untimed practice section at the beginning of each segment.

The admission test for Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar School will be administered by the Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall, and Wolverhampton, which is part of the larger West Midlands Grammar Schools partnership. The West Midlands Grammar Schools 11+ exam comprises two papers, each with a duration of approximately 50-60 minutes, including time allocated for instructions and sample questions. The papers encompass the following subjects:

- English Comprehension

- Verbal Reasoning

- Mathematics

- Non-Verbal + Spatial Reasoning

The English Comprehension paper evaluates comprehension skills, including inference, and does not include a writing component.

The Verbal Reasoning section of the exam assesses logical thinking, proficiency in the English language, and vocabulary.

The Mathematics paper measures problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, featuring questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra, and statistics.

The examination also covers Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning, both designed to test logic and intelligence.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
May 2024
June 2024

You will receive the results either through email, an online link, or a letter dispatched via first-class post.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics & Non-Verbal Reasoning + Spatial Reasoning).  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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