Address: Marlborough Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2RS
Landline: 0161 92...
Fax: 0161 924 3888
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys is an 11-18 wholly selective Academy Grammar School with a specialist status in Foreign Languages and Science.
The priority catchment area is defined as follows:
a) postal addresses of WA13, WA14 and WA15 which lie within the Trafford Local Authority.
b) postal addresses in the roads of M33 detailed below which lie within the Trafford Local Authority:
I am delighted to welcome you and your son to Altrincham Grammar School for Boys. I hope that your son will be very happy throughout the seven years that he is likely to be a pupil with us. During those years he will change considerably. I do hope he will retain the enthusiasm and love of learning that he possesses at present, whilst developing an analytical mind and depth of knowledge commensurate with the highest academic standards. I hope he will remain open to new ideas and tolerant of different attitudes, whilst developing a secure set of personal values and qualities which will mark him out as a pleasant and determined person. At this School he will be offered a wide range of opportunities both curricular and extra-curricular. I would like him to take on as many of those opportunities as he possibly can. Above all, I want him to develop a pride in being a member of our community and ensure that everything he does enables us to take
a pride in him.
The School Day Boys can enter school unsupervised from 8.10 am (earlier if the weather is bad). Breakfasts can be purchased in the Stamford Hall from 8.10 am. Boys should arrive in school by 8.35 am for registration at 8.40 am. Assembly is at 8.50 am and first lesson at 9.00 am. There are five periods each day, three in the morning and two in the afternoon. There is a twenty-minute break each morning between lessons two and three. Lunch is between 12.20 pm and 1.20 pm and the school day ends at 3.25 pm. A warning bell rings before registration at the end of break and at the end of the lunch hour.
Clubs/Extra Curricular Activities These include playing for the school teams (football, rugby, hockey, cricket, athletics, basketball). Year 7 pupils are also invited to join a variety of clubs including Chess, Science and Maths Clubs. Many of the Year 7 boys join the school choir and orchestra. These are just a few of the available opportunities. A list is published in mid-September
Through the Language College we aim to prepare students to perform socially and professionally as global citizens. A programme of extra-curricular language classes gives pupils, parents and the local community the opportunity to study Russian, Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic and Japanese.All pupils are encouraged to take part in educational visits abroad as well as exchanges to our partner schools around the world. There are many opportunities including France,
Spain, Germany, India and China to name but a few.