Sale Grammar School

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Sale Grammar School
SGS Logo.png
Marsland Road

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M33 3NH

Coordinates53°25′05″N 2°18′54″W / 53.418009°N 2.315019°W / 53.418009; -2.315019Coordinates: 53°25′05″N 2°18′54″W / 53.418009°N 2.315019°W / 53.418009; -2.315019
TypeAcademy/Grammar School
Department for Education URN136498 Tables
Head teacherMark Smallwood [1]
Staff100 (approx.)
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1,260 (approx.) including 315 Sixth Form students [2]
Colour(s)Purple and Silver

Sale Grammar School is a grammar school located in Sale to the south of Manchester, England. The school became an Academy Trust Grammar School in 2011. Admission to the school is through its own entrance examination.[3] Trafford LA operates a fully selective secondary education system with grammar and high schools. The most recent Ofsted report rated the school as "outstanding".[4]


The school was opened in 1991 by Princess Alexandra following the merger of Sale Boys' Grammar School and Sale Girls' Grammar School on the site of the old girls' school on Marsland Road. The boys' school was located on Moss Lane, but since the merger, this site has been converted into a housing development. At the time there was quite bitter disappointment from many parents[citation needed] who had spent time campaigning and fund raising to build a pavilion on the fields, which was demolished to make way for the new houses. A second site, the Claremont Centre located near Sale town centre, was formerly used for sixth form teaching.[5]


The School only has one main site now: the main Marsland Road site. The Sixth Form Claremont Centre used to be the exclusive sixth form area.

Marsland Road[edit]

The main Marsland Road site as it stands today consists of:

  • the main building, which includes the following:
    • a three-story Science block
    • a gym
    • several computer suites
    • most classrooms are fitted with interactive whiteboards
    • the school library / learning resource centre with ICT facilities
    • the canteen (which is now 'cashless' through thumb print technology)
    • the Maths/Art block (including media suite with ICT Apple Mac suite)
    • the Technology block (including two workshops, a new kitchen classroom, two Apple Mac ICT suites, two laptop trolleys and textile equipment)
    • the English block (all classrooms are fitted with interactive whiteboards)
    • the Sports Hall.
    • an all weather Artificial turf pitch
    • two fully equipped music rooms

The site has extensive fields towards the rear on which two football pitches, a rugby pitch, a running track, and two sandpits are situated. Also between the fields and the school buildings is a large concrete area which incorporates a further two sandpits, four dedicated tennis or netball courts, 4 ping pong tables, a basketball pitch and an area used by pupils to play sports during break and lunch periods.

The school has more than 400 computers, 4 ICT suites are available, one media suite with Apple Mac computers, and also a language lab. Technology uses mainly MacBooks and Mac Minis too.[citation needed]

Claremont Centre[edit]

Situated in Sale town centre, a mile from the main site, Claremont was used exclusively for Sixth Form lessons up until Friday 9 May 2014 and also for some GCSE language exams.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Sale Boys' Grammar School[edit]

Sale Girls' Grammar School[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 August 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Admission Information
  4. ^ Inspection report for Sale Grammar Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 November 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2011.

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