North Cestrian Grammar School
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|Motto||"Delapsus resurgam" (When I fall I shall arise)|
|Headmaster||L. R. Bergin|
|DfE URN||106380 Tables|
|Colours||Blue, Gold, White, Black|
The school was opened in 1951 by Walter Hamblin, formerly headmaster of Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, with 26 pupils. In 2004, the library was named after him.
The school was originally to be named North Cheshire Grammar School, but this was not permitted by the county education authorities as the school was not government-owned. Hamblin therefore replaced "Cheshire" with its Latinised form "Cestrian"; this maintained the same "NCGS" initials already in place on some school equipment.
Notable former pupils
- Francis French: author and noted space historian
- Ezekiel Fryers: English footballer
- Kevin Godley: musician with 10cc; their song "I Wanna Rule The World", from the 1976 How Dare You! album and co-written by Godley, prominently features the school motto
- Kenji Gorré: Dutch footballer
- Nicholas (Nicky) Slater: ice dancer
- Fred Talbot: weather presenter
- "Girls break tradition". 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
- "Award-winning David's a lesson in teaching". 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
- "Minestrone". Retrieved 2009-04-17.
- "TV judge skates home". Metro News. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2009-04-17.
- "Eyewitness in Manchester People: Fred Talbot". Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-21.