List of direct grant grammar schools

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This article lists the 179 direct grant grammar schools that existed in England and Wales between the 1940s and 1970s.[1]

Early departures from the scheme[edit]

Five schools left the scheme between 1968 and 1974:

Schools remaining at the time of abolition[edit]

When the scheme was abolished in 1976, the remaining 174 schools either opted for independence or applied to join the state system, though some applications were refused. The following table gives the outcome for these schools since 1976.[8][9] Starred names indicate the 15 schools that were added when the list was re-opened between 1958 and 1961.[10][11]

Prior to abolition in 1976 Abolition Current
LEA School name Faith Gender Outcome Gender Status
Avon Bath High School for Girls girls ind. girls merged, GDST
Bristol Cathedral School CE boys ind. mixed academy, HMC
Bristol Grammar School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
King Edward's School, Bath boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
La Retraite High School, Bristol RC girls refused closed[12]
Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School, Bristol boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Red Maids' School, Bristol girls ind. girls ind.
Redland High School for Girls, Bristol* girls ind. girls ind.
St Brendan's College, Bristol RC boys state mixed 6th form
Bedfordshire Bedford Modern School for Boys boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Dame Alice Harpur School, Bedford girls ind. girls ind.
Berkshire The Abbey School, Reading girls ind. girls ind.
Bexley St Joseph's Convent Grammar School* RC girls refused closed[13]
Birmingham King Edward VI High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind.
King Edward VI School boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Bolton Bolton School Boys Division boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Bolton School Girls Division girls ind. girls ind.
The Canon Slade Grammar School CE mixed state mixed comp.
Mount St Joseph School RC girls state mixed comp.[14]
Thornleigh Salesian College RC boys state mixed comp.
Bradford Bradford Girls' Grammar School girls ind. girls ind.
Bradford Grammar School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
St Joseph's College RC girls state girls comp.
Bromley Bromley High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Eltham College boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Bury Bury Convent Grammar School RC girls state mixed 6th form
Bury Grammar School for Boys boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Bury Grammar School for Girls girls ind. girls ind.
Cambridgeshire Kimbolton School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Perse School for Boys, Cambridge boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Perse School for Girls, Cambridge girls ind. girls ind.
Cheshire King's School, Chester CE boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Queen's School, Chester CE girls ind. girls ind.
Ursuline Convent School, Chester RC girls closed
Cornwall Truro High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind.
Truro School Meth boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Coventry Bablake School* boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
King Henry VIII School* boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Croydon Croydon High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Old Palace Girls' School, Croydon girls ind. girls ind.
St Anne's College, Sanderstead RC girls refused closed
Devon Edgehill Girls' College, Bideford Meth girls ind. mixed merged, ind.
Exeter School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Maynard's Girls' School, Exeter girls ind. girls ind.
Notre Dame High School, Plymouth RC girls state girls comp.
Plymouth College boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
St Boniface's College, Plymouth RC boys state boys comp.
Shebbear College, Bearworthy Meth boys ind. mixed ind.
West Buckland School, Barnstaple CE boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Dorset Talbot Heath School, Bournemouth girls ind. girls ind.
Durham Barnard Castle School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Ealing Notting Hill and Ealing High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
East Sussex Brighton and Hove High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Essex Brentwood School CE boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Ursuline Convent High School, Brentwood RC girls state girls comp.
Gwent Monmouth School for Boys boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Monmouth School for Girls girls ind. girls ind.
Gwynedd Dr Williams' School, Dolgellau girls closed
Hampshire Portsmouth Grammar School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Portsmouth High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
St Anne's Convent School, Southampton RC girls state girls comp.
St John's College, Southsea RC boys refused mixed ind.
Harrow North London Collegiate School girls ind. girls ind.
Hereford and Worcester Hereford Cathedral Grammar School CE boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
King's School, Worcester CE boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Hertfordshire Haberdashers' Aske's Girls' School, Elstree girls ind. girls ind.
Haberdashers' Aske's School, Elstree boys ind. boys ind., HMC
City of St Albans Grammar School CE boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Humberside Hymers College, Kingston-upon-Hull boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Pocklington School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Inner London Alleyn's School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Blackheath High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Putney High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
South Hampstead High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Streatham Hill and Clapham High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Sydenham High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Kent Kent College, Canterbury Meth boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Walthamstow Hall School, Sevenoaks girls ind. girls ind.
Kingston upon Thames Kingston Grammar School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Lancashire Arnold School, Blackpool boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
King Edward VII School, Lytham St Annes boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Queen Mary School, Lytham St Annes girls ind.
Lark Hill House School* RC girls state mixed 6th form
Preston Catholic College* RC boys state
Winckley Square Convent School, Preston* RC girls state
Layton Hill Convent Grammar School, Blackpool RC girls state mixed comp.
St Joseph's College, Blackpool RC boys state
Notre Dame High School, Blackburn RC girls state mixed merged
Paddock House Convent Grammar School, Accrington RC girls state mixed merged[15]
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn* boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
St Mary's College, Blackburn RC boys state mixed 6th form
Leeds Leeds Girls High School* girls ind. mixed ind., HMC
Leeds Grammar School* boys ind.
Notre Dame Grammar School RC girls state mixed 6th form
St Mary's College RC girls state mixed comp.[16]
St Michael's College RC boys state
Woodhouse Grove School, Aireborough Meth boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Leicestershire Loughborough Grammar School boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Loughborough High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind.
Lincolnshire Stamford High School* girls ind. girls ind.
Stamford School* boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Liverpool Bellerive Convent Grammar School RC girls state girls comp.
Belvedere School for Girls girls ind. girls academy, GDST
Notre Dame Collegiate School RC girls state girls comp.
St Edmund's College CE girls state girls merged[17]
St Edward's College RC boys state mixed comp.
St Francis Xavier College RC boys state boys comp.
Manchester The Hollies Grammar School RC girls state closed[18]
Loreto College RC girls state girls grammar
Manchester Grammar School boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Manchester High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind.
Notre Dame High School RC girls state  ?  ?
St Bede's College RC boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
William Hulme Grammar School boys ind. mixed academy, HMC
Withington Girls' School girls ind. girls ind.
Xaverian College RC boys state mixed 6th form
Merton Wimbledon High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Newcastle upon Tyne Central High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Convent of the Sacred Heart Grammar School RC girls state girls comp.
Dame Allan's Boys School boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Dame Allan's Girls School girls ind. girls ind.
Royal Grammar School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
St Cuthbert's Grammar School RC boys state boys comp.
Norfolk King Edward VI Grammar School, Norwich boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Norwich High School for Girls girls ind. mixed ind., GDST
Notre Dame High School, Norwich RC girls state mixed comp.
Northamptonshire Northampton High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Notre Dame, Northampton RC girls closed
North Yorkshire Ashville College, Harrogate boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
The Bar Convent Grammar School, York RC girls state mixed merged[19]
Ladies of Mary, Scarborough RC girls closed[20]
Nottinghamshire Nottingham High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Oldham Hulme Grammar School for Boys* boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Hulme Grammar School for Girls* girls ind. girls ind.
Oxfordshire Abingdon School CE boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Magdalen College School, Oxford boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Oxford High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon* CE girls ind. girls ind.
Redbridge Bancroft's School, Woodford boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Ursuline High School, Ilford RC girls state girls comp.[21]
Salford Adelphi House Grammar School RC girls state closed[22]
De La Salle College RC boys state mixed merged[23]
Sefton The Merchant Taylors' Boys' School, Crosby boys ind. boys ind., HMC
The Merchant Taylors' School for Girls, Crosby girls ind. girls ind.
St Mary's College, Crosby RC boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Seafield Convent Grammar School, Sefton RC girls state mixed merged
Sheffield De La Salle College RC boys state mixed merged
Notre Dame High School RC girls state mixed comp.
Sheffield High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Shropshire Shrewsbury High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Somerset Wellington School boys refused mixed ind., HMC
South Glamorgan Howell's School, Cardiff girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Staffordshire St Dominic's High School, Stoke-on-Trent RC girls state closed[24]
St Joseph's College, Stoke-on-Trent RC boys ind.[25] mixed grammar
St Helens Notre Dame High School RC girls state mixed comp.[26]
West Park Grammar School RC boys state
Stockport Cheadle Hulme School mixed ind. mixed ind., HMC
Stockport Grammar School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Suffolk Culford School, Bury St Edmunds Meth mixed ind. mixed ind., HMC
Framlingham College boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Ipswich High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Woodbridge School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Sunderland St Anthony's School RC girls state girls comp.
Surrey Caterham School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Sutton Sutton High School for Girls girls ind. girls ind., GDST
Wakefield Queen Elizabeth Grammar School boys ind. boys ind., HMC
Wakefield Girls' High School girls ind. girls ind.
Warwickshire The King's High School for Girls, Warwick* girls ind. girls ind.
Wiltshire Dauntsey's School, West Lavington boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Wirral Birkenhead High School for Girls girls ind. girls academy, GDST
Birkenhead School boys ind. mixed ind., HMC
Holt Hill Convent School, Birkenhead RC girls state closed[27]
St Anselm's College, Birkenhead RC boys ind. boys grammar

References[edit]

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