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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Alcester Grammar School!

A warm welcome to Alcester Grammar School (AGS). On June 1st 2022, I was very proud to join this wonderful school as Principal. Forward-thinking, selective and co-educational, AGS is truly a special, unique and outstanding institution that offers a rich, ambitious curriculum and a broad all-round education, supported by outstanding pastoral care.

When you visit, you will be impressed by a warm and purposeful atmosphere, underpinned by the dedication and talent of the staff and the positive attitude and enthusiasm of the students. As well as our focus on academic achievement, we are committed to enhancing enjoyment and interest in learning in the broadest sense, with a real focus on developing individual talents. Staff give freely of their time, and we offer a comprehensive extra and super-curricular programme, as well as numerous opportunities for trips and visits, both in the UK and abroad.

Our buildings and facilities are extensive and vary from the traditional to the most modern. But wherever you go, you will see us working together to provide a challenging and engaging learning environment so that each student has the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Excellent relationships are nurtured so that students are helped as they navigate the challenges of adolescence and mature into young adults. This is a school which students and staff want to come to each day. Thanks to our high standards of behaviour, teachers are free to teach and students who want to learn are able to do so.

As well as academic excellence, we encourage the development of independent, life-long learners; kindness, creativity, risk-taking, personal and physical development, individuality and a spirit of enquiry can be seen in all areas of school life. We regard learning as an active process. Students are expected to contribute, question, challenge and be challenged. Mistakes are seen as key to learning; effort and resilience are valued.

At Alcester Grammar School we are serious about providing able students with the very best education we can. Aspirations are high, and it is cool to work hard and succeed. Above all, we work in partnership with parents to turn out “decent human beings” - future citizens who will be able to make a significant contribution to a tolerant, inclusive, democratic and liberal society. 

We hope that our website gives you a flavour of life in our school, however, do come and see for yourself - we very much look forward to welcoming you.

Rachel Thorpe - Principal


Rachel Thorpe