Altrincham Grammar School for Girls named fifth top state school in country (From Messenger Newspapers)
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Altrincham Grammar School for Girls named fifth top state school in country
3:00pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
ALTRINCHAM Grammar School for Girls has an extra reason to celebrate in the wake of this years’ exam results – being named the fifth best state school in the country by The Daily Telegraph.
The impressive achievement is the icing on the cake for the school, which recorded its best ever A-level results to date, with 19 pupils now on their way to Oxbridge and an astonishing 98 per cent of GCSE examinations taken graded from A*-B.
Headteacher at AGGS, Mary Speakman, said: “We are absolutely delighted, we are always proud of the girls and sometimes it’s hard to know how you can do any better, at that end of the spectrum you are just hoping to do better really so we really are over the moon.
“To be named as the fifth top state school in the country – when some of the other schools are a lot more selective than we are – it’s hard to know what to say.”
The 103-year-old school improved on its sixth place position of last year because 93.69 per cent of students received an A* -B grades in their A-levels, in a list of 400 state schools compiled by the national newspaper.
Ms Speakman said: “We’ve managed to recruit some excellent staff who are passionate about their subjects and if someone is struggling a little bit or loses their way, are always willing to give up their spare time.”
She added that the school’s success must also be due in part to the fact that the girls are encouraged to be the best they can possibly be in all areas of their education, not only in academia, by taking part in activities such as music, dance and even astronomy.
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