The Manchester Grammar School was founded in 1515 ‘to educate the poor boys of Manchester in Godliness and good learning.’ Today we interpret this in the following ways:
- We offer an education that enables our pupils to lead rich and fulfilled lives beyond their time at the School, but also instils in them the importance of making a positive impact on their community and society more widely.
- We want to ensure that access to the School is not governed solely by the ability to pay fees and we provide a significant number of places to those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, including looked after children.
- We aim to be at the forefront of educational practice, to ensure that we maintain our position as one of the Country’s leading academic schools.
- We want to grow our bursary provision with the aim that we achieve needs blind admission at some point in our future.
- To develop and deliver a rich and broad curriculum that prepares pupils for their future lives.
- To build a caring community of pupils and staff who value each other and celebrate difference.
- To ensure that bursary provision is given due prominence in terms of its growth and application.
- To be a lead proponent of the use of technology in education through the development and sharing of best practice.
- Scholarship. Learn to think for yourself, learn to think creatively and develop a life-long love of learning and in keeping with the School’s moto, ‘Sapere Aude’, develop the courage to use the understanding you gain from your education.
- Individuality. Feel valued as an individual, and value the individuality of others.
- Kindness. Develop an awareness of the needs of others and treat every member of our community with respect.
- Resilience. Learn to cope when things don’t go well and learn to bounce back after setbacks.
- Service. Develop a true sense of service to your community and wider society.