Alcester Grammar School

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Alcester Grammar School
Motto Christus nobiscum state
Christ is with us, Stand firm
Established c.1499[1]
Type Academy, grammar
Religious affiliation No religion
Principal (Teacher in charge of the school) Mr Iain Blaikie
Chair of Governors Mr Bob Morgan[2]
Specialism Performing Arts College, Science College
Location Birmingham Road
Alcester
Warwickshire
B49 5ED
England England
LEA Warwickshire County Council
Ofsted number yes
Students More than 1000
Gender Mixed
Ages 11 to 18
Houses Wells, Newport and Spencer
School colours Red and Black
Website alcestergs.co.uk
Coordinates: 52°13′07″N 1°52′30″W / 52.2185°N 1.875°W / 52.2185; -1.875

Alcester Grammar School is a grammar school in a town called Alcester, in the county of Warwickshire. It is a local authority school, which means it is not fee-paying. It is, however, selective. This means it is meant for pupils of above average intelligence.

The youngest children are 11. The oldest are 18. Children join when they are 11 or when they are 16. When they are 11 they take a test to get in. The test is called the Eleven plus. 16 year old children can join if they have good GCSE exam grades elsewhere.

Children at Alcester Grammar School take the GCSE exams.[3] GCSEs are exams that all children who live in England take.

About the school[change | edit source]

Alcester Grammar is a very successful, selective, rural, grammar school. It offers courses at National Curriculum and post 16 levels. The school has a large VI form and offers one of the widest ranges of both 'A' and 'AS' levels in the country.

The school website says:

The school sets out to provide a relaxed and constructive atmosphere, in which pupils are encouraged to develop their individual talents. Since it is school, boys and girls are jointly involved in most aspects of school life. We have no doubt that co-education is a fitting preparation for life.

There are about 1000 children.

School Awards[change | edit source]

Alcester Grammar School got an 'outstanding' rating in their OFSTED inspection.

Famous people who went to Alcester Grammar School[change | edit source]

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