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  • The Manchester Grammar School Junior School
    Old Hall Lane
    M13 0XT
  • Head: Mrs Linda Hamilton
  • T 0161 2247201
  • F 0161 2572446
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  • A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 7 to 11 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Manchester
  • Pupils: 240
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £11,970 pa
  • Open days: October and May
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: The Manchester Grammar School

What says..

The curriculum offers activities which seem to bridge the gap between arts and sciences. For example we saw some beautiful – and anatomically correct – giant willow sculptures of dragonflies and other insects hanging from the classroom ceilings – we’re not sure if their creation was overseen by an arty science teacher or a biologically-literate art teacher – possibly both...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2008, Mrs Linda Hamilton BEd. Her roots are local – she was educated at Stretford Grammar School for Girls and then at Manchester University – but she’s also worked in Iraq, Qatar and Nigeria (her husband was an engineer in the oil industry). She set up a pre-school in Nigeria but her more recent teaching experience has been in British junior schools. Before coming to MGS she was deputy head at Altrincham Preparatory School.

Mrs Hamilton set up the MGS junior school. She led the development of the curriculum and admissions procedure and was closely involved with the design of the buildings. In 2008 it opened its doors to years 5 and 6 and, since 2011, it’s catered for years 3 and 4 as well.


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