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  • Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
    Marlborough Road
    WA14 2RS
  • Head: Graeme Wright
  • T 01619 280858
  • F 01619 243888
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Trafford
  • Pupils: 1,285; sixth formers: 250
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: June
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 22nd November 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Parts of the old building feel a little austere with its wood panelling and tiled walls, but the boys genuinely don’t notice or feel it and the younger ones remark on the 'friendly feel' and seem to thrive in this competitive, rigorous environment. Very happy to chat and they clearly feel lucky to be here, countering our suggestion that 'the perfect school doesn’t exist' with a polite but firm 'I beg to differ – this school is perfect for me'. Definitely a school for boys, it’s written right through the place like Blackpool through a stick of rock, exuding…

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2018 Graeme Wright, previously senior deputy headmaster at Victoria College, Jersey. Degree in history from Liverpool and qualified as a teacher at Manchester. Before taking up teaching, he served in the Royal Marines for seven years, where he took part in operational tours of Northern Ireland and the former Yugoslavia. He has also taught at Liverpool College, King’s School, Macclesfield and Trent College, Nottingham.

Previous head Tim Gartside is now executive head of the multi-academy trust.

Academic matters

When they have the capacity they’ll take 210 each year but currently they can only manage an annual intake of around 180 selected from over a 1,000 hopeful applicants. Highly selective, it’s no surprise that results are excellent but it’s also outstanding for value-added at A level, clear evidence of some very good...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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
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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