Entrance is by way of interview, assessment and a report from the current school. Pupils may gain admission to Adcote School in any year group. Admissions in the course of an academic year are by special arrangement with the Headmistress.

Scholarships are awarded annually and based upon either academic excellence or promising abilities in any area. Examinations for Scholarships are usually sat in the Spring Term. Bursaries are also available. Please contact the Admissions Team for further details.


The selection procedures for all prospective pupils are based on ability and aptitude, are fair and reflect the ethos of the school. The Headmistress and school staff are available to answer your questions and queries about the school at any time, and we hold regular Open Days which give you an opportunity to tour the school and meet the staff and pupils. Prospective pupils will usually spend the day with the girls in the year group that they will enter, and find time to take tests in arithmetic, comprehension, reading and writing. Prospective boarders are invited to stay the night, if their parents wish. There will also be time to meet the Headmistress, who will require a report from your daughter’s current school. Indeed, good liaison between schools at this stage can be very advantageous to prospective pupils.


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. Please apply to the Bursar or the Admissions Team for the forms.


There is a school minibus service for those travelling daily from Shrewsbury, Wem, Telford and Oswestry areas. Parents can be assisted in making arrangements for boarders at the start and end of term if necessary. A school minibus usually collects girls from major airports and overseas boarders are assisted with arrangements for flights.


Parents seeking the admission of their daughters are asked to complete the application form which can be downloaded below. The Admissions team will be delighted to hear from you at any time and to answer any questions or queries that you may have.

Admissions can be contacted on 01939 260202 or email admissions@adcoteschool.co.uk.


On the day of your visit, please arrive at the Main School Entrance and report to the School Office.  You will then meet the Headmistress who will discuss the School and your daughter with you in more detail and answer any questions you may have.  You will then be taken on a Tour of the School. If appropriate, you will then have the opportunity to visit a Boarding House and meet a Boarding House Matron.