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A wide range of clubs, including offbeat ones like Big Band, Japanese, philosophy. Some fun challenges; a MasterChef competition, judged by a Bake-Off celeb, had clearly gripped the school’s imagination. Participation is an important driver; one parent summed it up: ‘If you turn up to practice, you will get a go’. The school’s locational name – Stockport – is a tag which usually precludes starry footballer parents, often seen prospecting for schools in the north west....

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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 September 2018, Dr Paul Owen, previously head of Birkdale School. Degree and PhD in physics from Cambridge; after a spell in industry he discovered that he enjoyed teaching and joined Wellington School in Somerset, where he taught physics, was a day housemaster and latterly deputy head. He joined Birkdale as head in 2010. He is married to Gail and they have three children, the youngest of whom have joined the school. He is keen on outdoor pursuits, trumpet playing, and watching sport.

Head of junior school, since 2014, Tim Wheeler (BA MA PGCE FRSA, Sheffield, Cambridge and Bath). ‘Respect without awe’ his preferred style; during our visit, smiley children wander up to him to enthuse about various charitable projects and he, with perfect recall of their last conversation, is able...

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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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