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Teaching highly regarded. Any glitches seem to be dealt with quickly; one parent who noted a new teacher was going at too fast a pace, found the school very responsive in dealing with it. The school’s locational name – Stockport – is one which perhaps precludes those starry footballer parents sometimes seen prospecting for schools in the north west. But while most...


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Stockport Grammar School is a vibrant, fully co-educational school with over 100 extra-curricular activities taking place each week. The school has high academic standards and great emphasis is placed upon the all round happiness and success of each child.

Entrance examinations (in January) consist of: 11 - Maths, English and verbal reasoning (VR) followed by an interview. 13+ entry: Maths, English and a modern language paper. 16+ entry: A* and As plus interview, acceptance is at the discretion of the school. Specimen questions given in the form of a book to registered candidates. ...Read more

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Since 2018, Dr Paul Owen, previously head of Birkdale School. BSc and PhD in physics from Cambridge. After a spell in industry – where he felt he was not using his full skill set – he decided to ‘have a go’ at teaching physics, only to discover that he loved it. He started out at Wellington School in Somerset where he became a day housemaster and latterly deputy head there, joining Birkdale as head in 2010.

Although he values academic ambition (clearly stitched into his DNA), he knows this is only part of the picture for each child and that curiosity, creativity and responding to challenge are almost as critical: ‘From the age of 25, it’s not about academic success, you need character strengths.’ The five key strengths he seeks...

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Special Education Needs

Stockport Grammar School is a selective school which accepts pupils on the basis of aptitudes and abilities. The School welcomes enquiries from parents of pupils with additional and special educational needs. Reasonable adjustments can be made within the classroom to support such pupils and the school has a Learning Support Department to co-ordinate this. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
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 Y
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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