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Head Master's Welcome

Welcome to the Pate’s Grammar School website.  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 report and examination results and check out our prospectus and Open days. 

You will find easy access to the school calendar, trips information (including our School Gateway parent pay system) and sports fixtures.  Click on the Parents’ Portal to read my weekly bulletin to parents and students.  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.

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Head Master Russel Ellicott