Welcome to Pate’s. We are a unique and special school. Founded back in 1574, today we are a selective co-educational grammar school that cherishes and treasures our rich tradition, yet we are also known both regionally and nationally for being forward-thinking and leading the way with educational developments.
Come and visit us and from the moment you step inside you will recognise a school built on relationships and respect rather than rules. Our school community shares a vision of ‘Nurturing Excellence’ through ‘Embracing Challenge’, ‘Supporting Each Other’ and ‘Shaping the Future’. Our academic outcomes are exceptional, however our community is about far more than just qualifications. As a school we are on a journey to being ‘World Class’ in the broadest sense. Learning in this context is not just about outcomes, but also about how you get there. Our students are encouraged to be happy, independent and curious, resilient, creative and enquiring. It is these skills that set Pate’s students apart and that facilitate access to the very best universities both here in the U.K. and abroad.
At Pate’s students work hard, but play hard too. Our extra and super curricular offerings are unrivalled in the state sector. Our school House System is the heartbeat of the school and is just one example of the way in which we both support pupils pastorally and also develop student leadership skills. The Pate’s community is culturally rich and diverse, welcoming students from a phenomenal range of backgrounds. As a school we recognise and celebrate this, helping each individual to ‘be the me I choose to be’.
Pate’s is more than a school, it is a community, an experience and a way of life that ‘nurtures excellence’ in every respect. Please do get in touch if you would like to know more, we very much look forward to welcoming you to our school.
“The school pushes me and makes sure I have an amazing education, but also gives an amazing range of extra curricular activities. The teachers are all brilliant and I have made friends and that is good. I love absolutely everything!”