Our motto originates from William of Wykeham who was born in 1324 in Wickham, Hampshire. It remains an important statement for the twenty-first century and applies to all our students. Whilst it might initially seem to be suggesting that it is beneficial to have good manners, that you should treat each other with courtesy and respect; this does not really capture the full scope of the statement. What it really means is that it is not by birth, money, or property that an individual is defined, but by how they behave towards others.
William of Wykeham came from a poor family and was educated at a grammar school. He went on to become the Chancellor of England (or, as we would now say, Prime Minister). It was William’s personal talents, the gift of an education in a grammar school, and above all a certain resilience, that allowed him to work his way to the top of the ruling class of his day and amass a considerable fortune.
Our motto is shared by New College, Oxford and Winchester College.
Sophie talks about her experiences when she joined us as a Year 7 student
Mobeen shares his experience of joining us as a Year 7 in September 2020
Sophia is in Year 8 and tells us what she enjoys about being a student in our school
Ethan tells us about the subjects he enjoys
Fantastic to see so many supporting our Fair
Our students do us proud with their donations to the Christmas Fair
So proud of our fantastic swimming team!
Year 8 Matthew's amazing haul of swimming medals!
Huge congratulations to Year 12 Photography student Charlotte and Year 13 Photography student Tommy who are UGS artists of the week!
Students impress us all during a showcase of their public speaking and debating skills this lunchtime.
Year 12 work with KS3 students on Literacy Project
How our students can get involved in supporting this charity appeal for gifts and essential items and provisions
Excited to announce the winners of our House Library Reading Challenge!
Launch of Read for Christmas, build up to our Christmas Fair this Friday & Festival of Christmas next week
Maths department counts down to Christmas with festive Monthly House Maths Mystery Board!
Students impress with their oratory skills this lunchtime
If you are interested in joining the Year 12 cohort at Urmston Grammar Sixth Form in September 2024 please use the link below to being your application.