A warm welcome from Pate's Grammar School

Today we have celebrated with lots of delighted students who collectively have achieved the best A level results in the history of the school!! We are pleased that they have gained the grades they have deserved and our headline A*-B % is currently at 96% compared with 91% at this stage last year. This is a phenomenal achievement and testament to the abilities of the students and the outstanding work of the staff who have inspired, supported and cared for this very special year group.

An amazing day for Pate's and we wish Year 13 all the best as they start adventures elsewhere. We cannot wait to see what you do next!

The students who arrive at Pate's have the potential to achieve great things. Combine this with exceptional care and inspirational teachers who "quite simply give above and beyond" (Ofsted), in a culture where curiosity and challenging the norm is encouraged, and it is no surprise that Pate's has a special buzz where almost anything seems possible.

Pate's has a long tradition of providing students with a free first-class education, regardless of their background. We are among the schools at the very top of the national league tables in respect of our outstanding exam results; we feature in independent studies highlighting the excellent progress students make between key stages, and the calibre of their university choices when they leave. But, for our students, what really matters is the freedom to be themselves, with good friends, lots of extra activities, societies and new ideas to share and explore. By any measure Pate's is an outstanding school and I am honoured to be Head Master.

Mr Russel Ellicott
Head Master