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Like most other independent schools in the area, Stockport Grammar, with its vast grounds and great sports centre, offers a breathtaking choice of activities. Every parent we spoke to waxed lyrical about this. Strongly committed to ensure a ‘full range’ of pupils attend, it seems the school backs this quiet drive for diversity with some filthy lucre; the generosity of its bursaries (120 pupils are benefitting currently) allows for a far more diverse community than is perhaps…

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What the school says...

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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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.



What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2005, Andrew Chicken BA (London) MEd FRSA. 'We are not in the business of gentrification,' he says, casting a firm eye in our direction. He was previously head of Colfe’s, temporary head of Cheadle Hulme and, before that, taught at Manchester Grammar. This school upholds the ethos of the old grammar school system (although perhaps not so ‘old’, if the prime minister is to be believed about plans for a new wave of trad grammar schools). A school, he says, warming to the theme, is about the ‘promise of pupils in every community. Community, affordability and accessibility.'

‘Grammar common denominators’ are therefore ubiquitous: references to the 11+ abound and there is a clear emphasis on good old-fashioned ‘qualitative teaching across traditional subjects’. No matter how senior or managerial a teacher’s...

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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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