Establishment The Thomas Adams School, Wem

URN: 123589

Voluntary controlled school

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Lowe Hill, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5UB
Local authority:
Shropshire (893)
Mr Mark Cooper
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 123589, DfE number: 893/4503
UKPRN: 10000131
Establishment status:
Open, but proposed to close
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 17 October 2017)
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Religious character:
Not applicable
Boarding school
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Not recorded
Not applicable
Close date / Reason:
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Type of resourced provision:
Resource Provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Joanne Hickson Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2019 31/12/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Claire Harrison Foundation/sponsor members 01/09/2018 01/09/2022
Robert Lumley Foundation/sponsor members 03/03/2018 03/03/2022
Diane Lloyd-Brown Appointed by GB/board 01/12/2017 01/12/2021
Donna Partridge Elected by school staff 01/12/2017 01/12/2021
Simon Thelwell Elected by parents 01/12/2017 01/12/2021
Andrew Cross Foundation/sponsor members 17/11/2017 17/11/2021
David Watts Elected by parents 03/05/2017 03/05/2021
Gareth Jenkins Foundation/sponsor members 16/11/2016 16/11/2020
Richard Powell Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 06/11/2016 06/11/2020

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Mark Cooper Governor Elected by school staff 23/07/2015 23/07/2019
Nick Heron Governor Appointed by GB/board 23/07/2015 23/07/2019
Roger Drummond Governor Appointed by GB/board 23/07/2015 23/07/2019
Richard Bray Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 23/07/2015 31/12/2018
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Parliamentary Constituency:
North Shropshire
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Shropshire 008
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Shropshire 008C

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