Our Aims

Founded in 1515, The Manchester Grammar School has established a reputation as one of the top academic schools in the country.  It also has a long tradition of educating boys, irrespective of their parents’ ability to pay fees. The aims of the School reflect this history and tradition, whilst also seeking to ensure that the School continues to be seen as one of the country’s leading schools.

We aim to:

  • educate the brightest young men in the North of England, regardless of their social, cultural, religious and financial background

  • educate our boys and equip them to have the courage to use the understanding they gain from this

  • teach them to think for themselves and to develop a life-long love of learning. Lessons are taught by academic specialists with a passion for their subject, and teaching goes well beyond the narrow confines of examination syllabuses, offering our pupils the best preparation for the very top universities, both in this country and abroad

  • know every boy and create an environment in which every boy feels valued as an individual, and is challenged to fulfil his potential, whatever his talents and attributes

  • produce well-rounded young men who have a true sense of service to their communities. Alongside this, the School itself seeks to promote co-operation with the wider community and in particular to build partnerships with local schools

  • maintain a vibrant and diverse programme of co-curricular activities which plays a key role in the School, enabling all boys to explore and develop new interests, challenge themselves and take responsibility, develop teamwork and leadership skills, make friends and have fun.