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  • Aylesbury Grammar School
    Walton Road
    HP21 7RP
  • Head: Mr Mark Sturgeon
  • T 01296 484545
  • F 01296 426502
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  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Buckinghamshire
  • Pupils: 1,297; sixth formers: 370
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: September
  • 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 12th February 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 27th April 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The boys we met glowed with pride when talking about their school and were aware of their privileged situation in a way that many grammar students from more affluent catchments fail to be. They praised ‘diversity’, teachers that ‘always try to bring out our best’ and ‘the confidence the school gives us’. The result of this is very few major transgressions and scant need for a hefty rule book as self-discipline tends to come naturally to most...

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What the school says...

'Outstanding' Ofsted Feb 2009.

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Since 2014, Mark Sturgeon (40s), educated at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, University of Liverpool (geography) and the Institute of Education, University of London (PGCE). Qualified as an FA football coach whilst at university, then headed to the USA as a volunteer coach where he recognised his vocation to work with young people. Returned to UK for his teaching qualification before landing his first job at Burnham Upper School. Understatedly ambitious, promotion to head of department at Aylesbury Grammar School aged 26, followed by another to head of year 13. A local boy through and through, returned to DCGS as assistant head, becoming deputy headmaster there after four years.

Describes AGS as ‘pastorally driven’ – high performing but caring and happy. ‘We don’t want the students to feel extreme pressure.’ The...

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Special Education Needs

Our SENCo, who is the Senior Deputy Head, works with our qualified Head of SEN and Teaching Assistants to support learning for pupils with a variety of Special Educational Needs. These are mostly specific learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia and apergers) and sensory impairments. The SEN staff work with individuals or small groups in the classroom and in our SEN learning area. This is ongoing support or on a short term basis to provide strategies for overcoming barriers to learning. 09-09

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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