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  • Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
    Marlborough Road
    Bowdon
    Altrincham
    Cheshire
    WA14 2RS
  • Head: Mr. T. J. Gartside
  • 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: 1,285; 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

Headmaster

Since 2003 , 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 lack...

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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
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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