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
Student Residential in London's West End
Urmston Grammar's 'Perspectives' Magazine re-launches this Friday
Congratulations to our athletes in Year 7 - 10!
Maddison's Teachers Pay Their Respects
Wednesday 22nd June from 4.00pm to 8.00pm
Year 10 Business Studies Trip to Manchester United
Fabulous performances, across track and field, from our lower school students
Sensory Needs Seminar for families of children with autism
Jonny wins scholarship to University of Massachusetts
Urmston Team scoop LUMS' Entrepreneurs in Residence award
The Our Pass application portal is opening earlier this year
Year 7s and 8s compete with the best young chess players in the country