Warwickshire South Grammar Schools
Alcester Grammar School
Entrance Exam Dates:This school is part of a consortium of schools using a common admissions test in September.https://www.alcestergs.co.uk/page/?title=Admissions+Arrangements&pid=27
The school has very good participation in extra-curricular music activities, including a House Music Festival, workshops featuring professional musicians, ambitious school productions and tea time concerts.
The school ha s an Orchestra, Wind Band, Jazz Band, String Ensemble, Guitar group, Choir, Soul Band and Percussion Ensemble.
Students have the opportunity to participate in french, German and Spanish residentials.
At the start of Year 7 all students will be offered the opportunity to take part in the Year 8 ski trip.
The entire Year 9 group go to Newquay in July each year for 5 days on a multi-activity trip.
King Edward VI School
Entrance Exam Dates:Consortium of Grammar Schools:This School is part of a consortium of schools using a common Entrance Test in September for entry to Year 7 in September.http://www.kes.net/files/cms/1401_M%20-%20Admissions%20Policy%202021.pdf
Foreign Trips – Global Citizens
- Diving, Madagascar
- Trekking, Himalayas/Morocco
- Skiing, Europe
- Kayaking, Sweden
Well established foreign language exchange program with France, Germany and Spain as well as cultural exchange programs with schools in North Carolina and Prague.
Ensuring education is not restricted to the classroom.
The Music department boast recital rooms, a recording studio and music technology suite and caters to all musical tastes and abilities.
Duke Of Edinburgh
School has well established Duke Of Edinburgh program. School has the Rural Studies Centre on Dartmoor and schools proximity to the New Forest allow for frequent expeditions to challenge students.
Use of Technology In Teaching
Extensive use of 1:1 digital learning allows for a demanding and stimulating environment for students to thrive. Small teaching groups are supported by the very latest technology.
Stratford Upon Avon Grammar School for Girls
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In due course all this information will be on the Warwickshire County Council website and you should refer to that as the definitive source, but it is expected that testing will be on the weekend of 7/8th September. Please keep checking the WCC website to confirm this and to register.
Ofsted Report: Converted to an Academy, rated as outstanding prior.
Previously the Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls A Specialist College for Language and Science.https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/125730https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/137235
Explore – Foreign Trips
Exploring the world beyond Stratford is also central to our philosophy and this is achieved via the curriculum as our staff encourage students to see the world beyond the school gates.
Residential trips to Costa Rica, Borneo, India and China. Trips to CERN in Switzerland, Berlin for History and New York for a Jazz Trip.
A CV may get you to the interview but character will get you the job.
Our career guidance and work experience program is excellent. Our curriculum build and develops transferable skills. Across the school we look for means for students to engage with external providers and employers. Tied to this we actively encourage volunteering and fundraising. As a result working with the local community is a strong feature of the school. A large number of our students engage withe the NCS (National Citizen Service) program each summer.