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Welcome to Calday Grange Grammar School


Proud of its traditions, this highly successful grammar school has always built for the future upon the strengths of the past. In 2006, Calday celebrated its 370th anniversary. This has given Calday a firm foundation for its many academic, sporting and other achievements.

The School is situated in a pleasant residential area of Wirral close to the Dee Estuary. The pupils largely come from the Deeside areas of Wirral. However, in recent years an increasing number are opting to join us from the rest of Wirral and from Cheshire. We do not select from particular postcodes or primary schools, the ability to pass an entrance test is all we ask!
 
The School has approximately 1500 pupils, including an academic Sixth Form of over 500 male and female students.
 
The School is a Foundation School and became a Technology College on 1st September 1996 enabling us to expand the provision of ICT and develop Science, Mathematics and Technology. Ten years on, in 2006 we also became a Languages College, developing our already unique provision for languages (including Chinese, French, German, Latin, Russian and Spanish).
 
In 2008 the school was authorised to deliver the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma for students aged 16 to 19 years from September 2009. This means that Calday Grange Grammar School is now a ‘World School’ and a member of the IB community of schools.  Details of the subjects studied for the International Baccalaureate Diploma are shown on the Additional Information section.
 

Additional support

Pastoral

As a student you will be allocated a Personal Tutor who will be your first port of call and your main source of advice and support. There are also two members of staff with particular responsibility for pastoral care in the Sixth Form. One is responsible for Upper Sixth students, the other for Lower Sixth students. They have offices next to the Sixth Form Common Room and are therefore easily available.
Progress reports are issued on a regular basis and are detailed in the School Calendar. These advise students on the standard of work they have achieved and on the effort they are putting into their studies. Full reports are issued in the Spring of the Lower Sixth year and Upper Sixth years. Concern evenings are also held to allow staff to discuss issues with individual students and parents.  
 
Careers
There is a well resourced Careers Room, including access to databases Keyclips, Kudos and to all University web sites, along with a host of web sites made available through the Calday Intranet.
 
Mrs Harrison (the Careers Teacher) can arrange interviews with herself or Mrs Meadows of Career Connexions. A great deal of support is given to students when they are choosing their University courses. A senior Wirral adviser comes into school to discuss strategies for applying for courses, to advise students on their choice of courses and institutions, and employment opportunities on graduation, and sponsorship. These are organised on a subject basis.
 
Academic - Could you be a candidate for Oxford or Cambridge?
For many years now, students of the School have been successful in gaining places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. If you have good GCSE results and plan to go to university, you might wish to consider the possibility of entrance to Oxford or Cambridge. It is helpful if you declare your interest in the Spring Term of your Lower Sixth year. You must also inform the appropriate heads of department and gain their support. Mr Byrne provides support and advice for potential candidates, and arranges visits to Open Days at Oxford and Cambridge colleges and departments.
 
You may not be able to assess your potential in the Sixth Form disciplines new to you until the results of your AS examinations are known. It is important, however, that by about that date would-be candidates should be known, for a great deal of work has to be undertaken by staff as well as students in preparation for both universities’ rigorous interviews and the very high examination grades required for entry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Calday Grange Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 13 May 2015
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