Gerry’s homework 

It used to feel strange, I remember, going back to school inSeptember after six weeks’ absence and heading for a different classroom.  But what feels a lot stranger, I can tell you,  is turning up at school after exactly 67 years’ absence, parking your car and heading for what you hope is still…

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Triple Retirement

On a July evening of fresh summer sunshine, Urmston Grammar colleagues bade a fond farewell to a retiring teaching trio of over sixty years collective service. Their legacy to Urmston will no doubt leave a mark long as the blessed shadows cast by the sun that was setting over Davyhulme…

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Liza’s Medal Haul

Year 7 student, Liza Breykina, has hauled in a host of medals and trophies for her gymnastic prowess. In 2017 alone, Liza has competed in at least 9 competitions, and, as her photo shows, she has been decorated with medals galore. The shield on display is her trophy for being…

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Beth’s Triple Triumph

Fast on the heels of being hailed as runner up in the national Poetry by Heart Competition, Urmston Grammar’s Year 12 student, Beth Molyneux, has triumphed again.  And not just once, but three times over! Beth entered herself for this year’s Oxford German Olympiad and, over the half-term break at…

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Volleyball Victors

Our Under 15s are officially the third best volleyball team of their age group in the country! Last Sunday, our girls played in the national finals at Loughborough University, featuring just five other finalists.  Although Urmston were victorious against Boswell and did enough to reach the semi-final of the competition, there they met their…

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We stand with you

Below is a poem that Year 7 student, Susan Anjorin, wrote and then read in assembly this Thursday morning.  It is a sensitive yet defiant response to the tragic bombing that took place in central Manchester on Monday evening: On an early Tuesday morning A regretful day arrives As we wake…

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Beth is National Runner-Up

Beth Molyneux, in Year 12 at Urmston Grammar, has achieved second place in the national Poetry by Heart competition. Poetry by Heart is a competition where students learn celebrated poems ‘by heart’ and then recite them, typically before a live audience. Beth’s journey to success began with her winning Urmston…

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Music from the Movies

On an unseasonably warm evening in late March, the music department put on a red hot show, featuring music made famous in the movies.  The packed audience was treated to a wide range of genres from a broad spectrum of performers, with staff and students, instrumentalists and singers, soloists, duos and…

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Churchill College or Bust?

On Saturday the 22nd of April, three of Urmston Grammar’s Year Eleven Students – Kemi Osobukola, Matthew Audcent and Jasmine Shaw – competed in the final of the prestigious English Speaking Union’s Public Speaking Competition. Held at the University of Cambridge, on the campus of the beautiful Churchill College (home to 32…

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