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Welcome to Pate's Grammar School


Pate’s is a selective state school which was established over 400 years ago to provide free education to the people of Cheltenham and surrounding areas.  Students here achieve the highest academic standards whilst also benefitting from exceptional pastoral care and first-class facilities.  We are proud of our inheritance but at the same time very much focused on the future.

Prospective parents and students are invited to learn more about extra-curricular life at Pate’s, read the students’ School Newspaper and browse examples of their work.  Do take a look at our Ofsted reportand examination results and check out our prospectus and Open days. 

Click on the Parents’ Portal to read my weekly bulletin to parents and students and to access the school calendar, trips information (including e-payments) and sports fixtures.  Take a look at our vibrant Parents’ Association page, full of opportunities to get involved.  See how we are able to provide valuable state-of-the-art educational resources through our Annual Fund.  By any measure Pate’s is an outstanding school.

Pate’s has a leading role within the Odyssey Teaching School Alliance, working with a range of schools providing support and opportunities for collaboration.  For full details of professional development opportunities and teacher training events please follow the Odyssey Teaching School link.

I hope that your visit to our website, whatever its purpose, will give you a good feel for our school and its remarkable students and teachers, as well as its achievements, values and ambitions.  I very much hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you to Pate’s in person, but in the meantime please feel free to contact either myself or the school office on any matter.

Russel Ellicott

Head Master

About us

Pate’s is a school where you can be yourself. There is a daily invitation to join in, work hard and enjoy the huge range of activities and opportunities on offer. We provide an atmosphere of intellectual freedom and independence so you can enjoy working with your friends. But don’t just take our word for it: we asked Y13 pupils from class of 2012 to summarise their experience at Pate’s and this is what they had to say…

  • The most perfect two years of my life: totally unbeatable!
  • So much fun and work as you start to become an adult – but it goes so quickly!
  • I’ve loved every minute and I wish I could repeat it.
  • Lots of fun whilst setting me up for success
  • It was a great move to come to Pate’s – lovely people and great teachers, lots of independence
  • One word – amazing!
  • A family environment that has prepared me well
  • Completely changed my outlook and prepared me for life beyond

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Pate's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 19 August 2016
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