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A warm welcome from Pate's Grammar School

Another fabulous day celebrating with our wonderful Year 11 students who have achieved quite outstanding GCSE results. They are RECORD BREAKERS!

The headline figure is the % of grades 9-7 and this year we have achieved 87.4% compared with 87.2% last year, with 42% at Grade 9 – the top level of achievement. We are delighted that the students have attained such tremendous outcomes and they are fortunate to have benefitted from the challenge and care offered by the amazing staff here at Pate’s. They now join the Sixth Form and we are look forward to see them develop and enhance the school. What a wonderful year group.

So, record breaking GCSE results following A Level results that were the best in the history of the school. This has been an remarkable fortnight for Pate’s!!

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