Alcester Grammar School
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
About Alcester Grammar School
Alcester Grammar School is a mixed, mainstream, non-denominational secondary school in Warwickshire. The school caters to students aged 11 to 18 and has approximately 1,000 pupils enrolled.
Alcester Grammar School was known as Newport’s Free School from 1592 until it was renamed in 1912. The sports hall was built in 2005; a new building housing state-of-the-art physics laboratories, plus business, economics and English classrooms, was built in 2010.
In 2014, a new building was created for the secondary school’s chemistry laboratories, food technology rooms and languages department.
Vision and values
Alcester Grammar School aspires to be an uplifting place to work and study. Its core values are world-class teaching and learning, high academic standards and aspirations, respecting and caring for others, making a positive contribution to society and the world, and sharing best practice and constantly improving. Teachers strive to help students become resilient and self-disciplined, so that learning is always an active, sharing process.
The curriculum concentrates on core subjects such as maths, English, science and the humanities. The secondary school also offers RE, PSHE, Lifestyle Education and Citizenship. Extra-curricular activities include field studies, foreign language exchange trips, charity work, chess club and theatre trips.
“Alcester Grammar School is an outstanding school. It is a harmonious and well ordered community, steeped in high expectations and mutual respect for all. Even though it is successful, there is an unrelenting drive to make the school even better and there is a constant pursuit for excellence. As one student commented, ‘This school helps you to achieve your dreams.’”