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  • Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
    Marlborough Road
    WA14 2RS
  • Head: Mr. T. J. Gartside
  • T 01619 280858
  • F 01619 243888
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  • A mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Trafford
  • Pupils: 1250
  • 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..

The cover of the latest annual school review depicts a striking cartoon of a schoolboy ripping open his shirt to reveal a superhero vest bearing the school logo and inside the cover are the names of the heroes of the year, both in and out of school. Definitely a school for boys, it’s written right through the place like Blackpool through a stick of rock, exuding masculinity from every pore...there’s lots of wood and tiling in the original building alongside portraits of war heroes - old boys and former masters are decorated with poppies for remembrance. It’s a place that recognises and remembers its heroes...

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Since 2003 , Mr Tim Gartside, 50s, born in Rochdale, married with three children. Formerly deputy head at Westcliffe High School for Boys and an old boy of Oldham Hulme Grammar. Studied history at Edinburgh, teaches occasionally to cover for absent colleagues, has been an Ofsted inspector since 2013. Says he’ll be here until he retires, but no complacency even in this high-achieving school, constantly moving forward and always something still to do. Time out for him is catching up with the family, reading (mainly current affairs and history) and supporting Rochdale FC. Quietly spoken with a measured approach, he is warm and welcoming and displays a reassuring balance of academic and commercial nous, keenly aware of the need to balance the books with shrinking budgets whilst pushing forward and developing the school, no...

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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
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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