The Manchester Grammar School A GSG School
- The Manchester Grammar School
Old Hall Lane
- Head: Dr Martin Boulton
- T 0161 224 7201
- F 0161 257 2446
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.mgs.org
- A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Manchester
- Pupils: 1,278
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £11,970 pa
- Open days: September, November and May
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: The Manchester Grammar School Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
They keep the buildings in good working and decorative order but all the boys and parents we met seemed to support the school’s position that improving pupil access is more important than lavish upgrades to the facilities. Educationally, though, the...
What the school says...
The Manchester Grammar School is one of the UK's top independent schools for boys aged 7 to 18, with a global reputation for academic excellence.
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What The Good Schools Guide saysThey keep the buildings in good working and decorative order but all the boys and parents we met seemed to support the school’s position that improving pupil access is more important than lavish upgrades to the facilities. Educationally, though, the boys enjoy a wealth of benefits...
Since September 2013, Dr Martin Boulton (40s). He read engineering at Nottingham University (BEng and PhD) and then worked for mining company De Beers and accountants Arthur Anderson before deciding to retrain as a teacher. After completing his PGCE (at Manchester University) he went to Sherborne School in Dorset – teaching physics, living-in as a boarding house tutor and immersing himself in rugby and mountaineering. In 2001 he moved to Westminster School and was quickly promoted through the ranks until he became under master (deputy head). The move to...
Special Education Needs
The Manchester Grammar School admits pupils solely on the basis of their academic ability. Entry at 9 and 10 consists of internal assessments (no examination) and entry at 11 is assessed by performance in our entrance examination. Amongst those pupils are a number each year with specific learning difficulties both diagnosed and undiagnosed. Parents of candidates with a diagnosis are strongly encouraged to declare it prior to admission so that requirements and provision can be discussed and fully understood. Conditions routinely accommodated include autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger's; dyslexia, dyspraxia and related conditions; Tourette's syndrome and related conditions; ADD and ADHD; visual and hearing impairment; mobility restriction. Pupils with specific learning difficulties are accommodated in normal classes subject to reasonable adjustment and supported outside the classroom by Year Group Tutors, Form Tutors and the School Medical Services, all under the guidance of the Learning Support Department. A very small number of pupils receive support in the classroom. The Learning Support department comprises Head of Learning Support and learning Support Specialist. Facilities are available for screening and support for a wide range of needs. External specialists are available where appropriate and specialist tuition for pupils with specific requirements can be arranged. As an institution we are philosophically predisposed to do all we can, to make a Manchester Grammar School education accessible to all pupils who can benefit from it.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
Careers intervention used by this School
|Future Foundations||McKinsey Leadership Academy: practical work skills, networking, leadership etc etc|