Free science and drama workshops as school hosts open week
Lab coats and Les Miserables will be the order of the day when one of Shropshire’s leading independent schools hosts free workshops for potential pupils in March.
Adcote School has organised activities including a science masterclass and a drama workshop with West End performers and directors as part of an open week.
The first event will see the school at Little Ness, near Shrewsbury, open its doors on March 12 for girls and their parents to view the facilities and meet teachers from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
The morning includes a workshop for girls in Years 5 to 9 focusing on dance, drama and musical theatre. Performing arts teachers who have appeared in and directed national tours and West End productions will lead the session.
A science showcase on March 15 will link into British Science Week and involve an energy science master class for Year 5 and 6 pupils and their parents. There will also be a science lecture, demonstrations and interactive experiments, along with afternoon tea, to give families a taste of what the school can offer.
People will be able to see the school in action and meet staff and pupils at a further open day on the May Bank Holiday (May 2) from 9am to 4pm.
Headmaster Gary Wright said the open week activities reflected the commitment to providing an all round education.
“Our aim is to give everyone the chance to excel, be it academically, on the sports field, in music or performing arts and the open events are an opportunity for potential pupils and their families to find out about all that Adcote has to offer, whether as a day or boarding pupil.
“We pride ourselves on small class sizes and excellent academic achievements. In 2015, we celebrated a GCSE and international GCSE pass rate of 99.6 per cent, with 88 per cent of all grades at A*-C. Our A Level results were similarly good, with a near 100 per cent pass rate and much of this academic success has been in what are traditionally the very toughest subjects such as maths, further maths and the sciences.”
Mr Wright added: “Those results, coupled with the caring ethos we promote, has placed us as one of the leading independent schools of choice in Shropshire and beyond.
“We hope the open events will attract families that are interested in finding out how an Adcote education can benefit their daughters.”
Adcote offers term, weekly and flexible boarding options alongside the day school for girls aged four to 18. It currently has around 300 UK and international students on roll.
Half of students board with day transport laid on from Newport, Oswestry, Telford, Shrewsbury, Welshpool and Wem. Adcote also offers a range of scholarships and bursaries.
To register for the open day or activities, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 01939 260202. For more information, go to www.adcoteschool.co.uk or follow the school on Twitter @adcoteschool or Facebook.