Manchester Grammar School

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The Manchester Grammar School (MGS) in Manchester, England, is the largest independent day school for boys in the United Kingdom. It has about 1600 pupils.

It was founded in 1515 as a free grammar school.[1][2] After WWII, MGS was a direct-grant grammar school. It chose to become an independent school in 1976 after the Labour government abolished the Direct Grant System.[3] Fees for 2016–2017 were £11,970 per annum.[4]

The school is known for its outstanding academic results. In 2017 91% of all A-Level grades were A*-B and at GCSE/IGCSE 68% of all grades were at the A* level.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bentley, James (1990). Dare to be wise: a history of The Manchester Grammar School. James and James. ISBN 0-907383-04-1.
  2. Mumford, Alfred Alexander (2010). The Manchester Grammar School, 1515–1915: a regional study of the advancement of learning in Manchester since the Reformation. BiblioBazaar. ISBN 978-1-143-58385-8.
  3. Parliamentary Debates, House of Commons, 22 March 1978, columns 582W–586W
  4. "Fees and Assistance". The Manchester Grammar School. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  5. "Results - The Manchester Grammar School". Retrieved 2018-05-21.