Academic Results

This year 73.5% of the school’s A-Level results were A*/A grades. Nearly 58% of candidates were awarded straight A*/A grades across the board – an increase of 16% on last year’s outstanding results.

The overall pass rate was 100% with 91.8% of all results receiving grades A* to B. Sixty-nine per cent of students have been accepted for top Russell Group universities with 54% of degree courses chosen covering the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

In GCSEs 67% of results achieved the top grades of 9 to 7. A total of 46% of results were at the highest grades of 9 to 8, the equivalent of the old A*.

Last year, the Government’s published performance tables measuring the academic progress of individual students between GCSEs and A-Level, as a result of the teaching they receive placed Adcote as the top value-added school in Shropshire for A Levels and in the top 50 independent schools in England. 

Adcote School is the ‘Top value-added school in Shropshire for A Levels’


This year we are enormously proud to have been awarded ‘Senior School of the Year 2020’ in prestigious national awards after undergoing a “remarkable journey” of transformation over the last three years.

These include the introduction of greater personalised learning, which has led to improved academic standards and exam results, and an enhanced programme of personal development that seeks to nurture individual talent and equip students with the skills they need to lead happy and successful lives.

Senior School of the Year is one of the top accolades handed out at the Independent Schools Association (ISA) annual awards. 

This award win follows a clutch of national awards in recent years for which Adcote has won or been shortlisted for. Last year our Prep School won the ISA award for academic excellence and innovation for our unique CLEAR Learning programme.

The programme, introduced in September 2018, includes wide-ranging initiatives that introduce students to challenging new learning and adventure tasks and experiences that test their initiative, creativity, team building, resolve, social skills and endurance.