A warm welcome from Pate's Grammar School

Coronavirus – Update and Advice for Pate’s Families

Pate's is now only open for our vulnerable students and for our students who are the children of critical workers. The government guidance is extremely clear:  If you are a critical worker and are able to keep your children at home you should.
Students who remain at home, including students in the above groups who are self or household isolating, will continue to be in touch with their teachers using Teams, Sharepoint and email - guidance was issued to pupils and parents last week.
Pate’s is following and acting upon Department of Health daily updates on the spread of the coronavirus via this link, which gives up-to-date advice.


As a reminder, every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. 

The Sunday Times State Secondary School of the Year 2020

Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham


I am thrilled to announce that, once again, Pate’s has been awarded The Sunday Times State Secondary School of the Year!  It is a great honour for any school to receive this most prestigious of awards – but to receive it twice is unprecedented.  This award is given to one individual UK school which has delivered outstanding exam results, and, importantly, shown an exceptional wealth and breadth of educational opportunities.   For us to receive this award is a powerful endorsement of the ‘Pate’s Way’, which places challenge, fun and creative collaboration at the forefront of school life, and creates such a positive and vibrant ethos.  Indeed, The Sunday Times were incredibly impressed by the vitality and independence of our students, and, for me, that says it all.  I am immensely proud that Pate’s stands out as a shining example of what is possible when we dare to be different, where priority is given to helping young people achieve whatever they themselves want to achieve, and where simply ‘being nice’ is uppermost in everyone’s minds.


“Pate’s is consistently among the most successful state grammar schools in the country, and this year’s crop of examination results are among the very best it has ever produced. Yet this is no academic hothouse.  Children benefit from a rounded education where academic success is a by-product of a culture of achievement engrained in every fibre of the school.  Success in all walks of school life is celebrated and pupils go on to flourish at some of our best universities, building on the academic and social foundations provided by this exceptional school.”  Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times Schools' Guide, Parent Power


Russel Ellicott

Head Master

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