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  • Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
    Marlborough Road
    Bowdon
    Altrincham
    Cheshire
    WA14 2RS
  • Head: Graeme Wright
  • T 01619 280858
  • F 01619 243888
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.agsb.co.uk
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Trafford
  • Pupils: 1,298; sixth formers: 346
  • 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

Headmaster

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

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 work going on. Most boys take 12 GCSEs; it’s a heavy load but the thinking behind it is to deter boys from dropping subjects too early, thereby allowing them...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

regularly
most years
quite often
infrequently
sometimes, but not in this year

Who came from where


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