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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...

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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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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 boys enjoy a wealth of benefits...

High Master

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...

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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
Aspergers 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
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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