Headteacher's Welcome - Our VISION, values & ethos

Urmston Grammar is an excellent school; we have a reputation as a forward thinking dynamic learning community and a leader in education. We received national recognition for our work as a Science and Language college and in September 2010 we became one of the first convertor academies. We are using our academy status to ensure that our students continue to receive a high quality education.

We celebrate the pursuit of excellence and encourage each individual to achieve their personal best. We provide students with an education that is built on a tradition of courtesy and mutual respect, hence our motto, 'manners makyth man'. Teaching and facilities ensure that students receive an education that prepares them for successful, fulfilled lives in this demanding twenty-first century. Our school building has retained much of the original structure that works well to serve our needs, however newer areas incorporate elements of modern design. These fit together seamlessly to provide an excellent working environment. This reflects our philosophy on education, which is built on strong traditions but open to new ideas and approaches.

The success of our school is not just based on the aptitude of our students, but on the expertise of our staff to nurture each individual. Students are challenged and supported to maximise their achievement. They are expected to actively participate in school life and make a valuable and sustained contribution to their wider community. This is why we want every student to take PRIDE in who they are and what they do, PARTICIPATE and make the best of the opportunities available to them, and EMPATHISE with others to ensure that we develop a community built on tolerance and respect. 

Educating children is a great responsibility and privilege. If you are a parent of a child already at the school, thank you for entrusting us with this role. If you are considering sending your child to Urmston Grammar there are many opportunities to come and see the school at work.

I know you will be impressed with all that we are able to offer our youngsters.

R S Wall