Date: Thursday 30 July 2015
A Wem school’s fund has just received a donation from our Midlands business unit.
Our team gave £500 to The Thomas Adams School Fund, which helps to pay for specialist revision materials and school trips to places ranging from London to Rome, to ‘level the playing field’ for all Thomas Adams’ 1,360 pupils, aged 11 to 18.
The school’s Business Manager, Stuart Boreham, says: “We’re very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this donation.
“The school was founded in 1650, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Fund went that far back as well. The Fund supports everyone at Thomas Adams to have the chance to access education more equally.”
Anne Wallace, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, says: “As a housebuilder working in Wem, we are delighted to support a Fund aimed at the community in which we are building.
“The Thomas Adams School is a state school with a well-deserved reputation for providing an equal opportunity to all children, irrespective of their background.”
Other money for the Fund comes from school fundraising events and a contribution from the Drapers’ Company of the City of London, which has a historic tie to the school through the school’s 17th century founder Thomas Adams, a former Lord Mayor of London and Master of the Company of Drapers.
The school, well-regarded by Ofsted, has a 365-year history in Wem, some of which is reflected in its historic Sixth Form College buildings. It is also one of only around 35 state schools in the country to offer boarding facilities, for pupils whose parents are working abroad.
We currently have a range of three and four-bedroom homes available to reserve at Willmott Fields in Wem.