Manchester Grammar School

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The Manchester Grammar School was founded in 1515 by Hugh Oldham, Bishop of Exeter, to provide ‘godliness and good learning’ to the poor boys of Manchester. The School proceeded to build a reputation as one of the country’s leading educational establishments, a position it still holds today as an independent day school.

The School’s core mission is to educate the brightest young men in the North of England regardless of their social, cultural, religious and financial background. Since 1998, MGS has reaffirmed its commitment to having the widest possible access to the School by creating one of the largest bursary funds in the country. Currently, almost 200 boys from modest backgrounds pay no fees as a consequence of the generosity shown by alumni of the School. MGS has a long history of community outreach, both charitable and academic, and is committed to sharing educational resources beyond our school community.

MGS aims to teach boys to think for themselves and to develop a life-long love of learning. Lessons are taught by academic specialists with a passion for their subject, and teaching goes well beyond the narrow confines of examination syllabuses, offering students the best preparation for the very top universities, both in this country and abroad.