Welcome message from Dr James Richardson, Headteacher
I am delighted to have been appointed as Headteacher of Pate’s Grammar School. Pate’s is a school where high academic expectations are central to our purpose, and we take great pride in the exceptional achievements of our students.
Pate’s ranks among the highest performing schools in the country at A Level and GCSE, yet we place equal importance on fostering a culture of engagement and participation in all areas of the curriculum. Students thrive on the range of opportunities available to them in sport, drama, music, the arts, and outdoor education.
For over 400 years, Pate’s Grammar School has been nurturing the talents and curiosity of young people from Gloucestershire and beyond. We are proud of this long legacy and choose to retain many of our traditions, whilst evolving to meet the challenges and opportunities of the modern world.
Pate’s stands on a fantastic site, benefitting from acres of sports fields and state of the art facilities. Students retain fond memories of their years with us and stay in touch through an active alumni community for many years afterwards.
I am excited about the prospects for Pate’s as we look to build on the foundations of our current success and fulfil the school’s ambitious plans for the future.