Urmston Grammar is a selective school and an independent academy. The Governors and Urmston Grammar's SLT lead a highly successful 11-18 co-educational grammar school with an outstanding national and local reputation for academic excellence in a caring community.
The school attracts and retains exceptional staff who possess a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise. As caring professionals, our commitment to the welfare and pastoral care of our students is aimed at allowing each of our students to flourish.
The school grounds are secure and self contained, with mature trees complementing buildings that reflect both the tradition associated with grammar school education and the vision for the future.
Our students enjoy working in a respectful and mutually supportive atmosphere where self discipline is fundamental to our enjoyment of learning. We offer them a safe and secure environment with access to the very latest facilities.
The quality of student performance means that our examination results have regularly enabled us to feature in the lists of most successful schools. Our position in the Times Top 500 Schools means that we are regularly in the top schools nationally.
We are proud that Trafford LA regularly appears at the top of the national league tables at GCSE level and at Advanced level.
Our students have an outstanding reputation in the community for their contributions to both caring in the community and for their extensive work supporting local, national and international charities.
OfSTED described the school as "Outstanding" in the November 2008 inspection, and we were also identified as one of the government's "High Performing Specialist Colleges". Our historic Science College and Language College status led to our development as one of the first converter academies in the country, in September 2010.
The principal aim of our school is to develop the full potential of each student academically, artistically, emotionally, morally, physically and socially so that they are able to take their place in society as mature, discerning and caring adults.
The school seeks to provide extensive opportunities and enrichment for the achievement of individual excellence; to prepare students for living in a complex, technological world; to help students to adapt to the demands of Higher Education and work; to encourage students in the belief that self-discipline is the best form of discipline; to develop a student's self-respect and concern for others in the community.