Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

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Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
Motto

Labor Omnia Vincit

Work Conquers All
Established 1912
Type Grammar school;
Academy
Headteacher T J Gartside
Location Marlborough Road
Bowdon, Altrincham
Greater Manchester
WA14 2RS
England Coordinates: 53°22′37″N 2°21′04″W / 53.376925°N 2.351055°W / 53.376925; -2.351055
DfE number 358/5404
DfE URN 136458 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1152
Gender Boys
Ages 11–18
Colours Green and red
Website AGSB

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys is a boys' grammar school in Altrincham, England.

Admissions[edit]

The school is non-fee paying with admission via an entrance exam. It had foundation school status which allowed a degree of independence from the local education authority, but from 2011 under the UK Government's education reforms, it attained Academy status.

History[edit]

Foundation[edit]

The school was founded as Altrincham County High School for Boys (ACHS) in 1912 as a result of the Balfour Education Act to provide secondary education (partly fee-paying) for an area which stretched from Sale to Knutsford.

It opened with 57 pupils and 3 staff (a Headmaster, a Deputy and one other), housed in the red brick building which still forms the central block of the school today. The south wing and the assembly hall were added in 1938 and the science block, gymnasium and workshops in 1964.

Trafford[edit]

In 1974, the school passed from the control of Cheshire County Council to the newly formed Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council. It remained under Trafford's control until 1996 when it became grant maintained. In 1999 the school became a foundation school when grant-maintained school status was abolished.

Recent history[edit]

In September 2003 the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) awarded the school specialist school status as a Language College.[1]

Recent additions include new blocks for Art and Design Technology, new ICT (information and communication technologies) suites, the Stamford Hall canteen and the new sixth form block. In September 2011 a new Food Technology room opened. In 2011 the school won the British Schools Karting Championship defeating over 450 teams and in 2012 came within tenths of a second of retaining their title, losing out to winners, Caterham A, on fastest lap.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Former teachers[edit]

The Old Altrinchamians' Association[edit]

The Old Altrinchamians' Association is a former pupils' society with Golf, Football and Cricket sections. The Association also holds an Annual Reunion Dinner and publishes an annual newsletter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Specialist Schools Home". DfES. July 2006. Archived from the original on 3 August 2006. Retrieved 2 August 2006. 
  2. ^ Bowen, Rick (28 June 2010), "Altrincham jazz great is coming home - Alan Barnes talks to Messenger", Messenger Newspapers (Newsquest Media Group) 
  3. ^ Professor John Morrill, Cambridge University, retrieved 15 May 2012 
  4. ^ Fred's big day – Green Guide presenter honoured, Manchester Metropolitan University, 23 July 2007, retrieved 21 June 2011 

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