Jackson’s Boat and Back Again

It’s always a tough decision: brolly or no brolly?  When it’s wet and windy – do you use your brolly only for it to be blown inside out, or do you not use your brolly and risk a soaking?  These were just some of the issues facing 900 plus Urmston…

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Lakeland to Lakeland: Mission Accomplished!

Manchester and Cumbria are notorious for one thing in particular: rain! And it certainly rained aplenty on Saturday when Mr Dickson successfully completed his 68-mile cycle ride from Urmston to Silverdale. Mr Dickson was accompanied on his ride by Al and Sarah de la Hoyde, who shared the riding and…

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A Peer in School

Urmston Grammar was pleased to welcome Lord Goddard of Stockport to the school on Friday 6th October. Lord Goddard was visiting the school as part of the Peers in School initiative, which, in turn, is part of the House of Lords outreach programme, the aim of which is to raise awareness…

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Back to School

Many face September with a sickening sense of trepidation, as it means the holiday season is over, and it’s time – once more – to launch into the rigours of a new school term. This September, however, a host of Urmston Grammar alumni have voluntarily returned to school, but this…

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Lake District to Lake District

Easedale Close, Ullswater Road, Bowfell Road, Kendal Avenue, Thirlmere Road: these are just a few of the roads in the Urmston district which take their names from Cumbria’s Lake District. On the first weekend in October, Mr Dickson will be undertaking his annual physical challenge. This year, it will be…

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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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