I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Headteacher of The Grange School. This is a warm, welcoming, busy and vibrant environment in which students are encouraged to aim for the highest standards in all that they do and to set the kind of example that they would also wish to follow. Children thrive most when they are given the opportunities to find their voice and to express themselves, be that through Dance, Music, Drama, Art, Sports Ambassadors or through any of our clubs that help the students grow into confident, engaging and well-rounded young men and women who are ready to throw themselves into the joys and challenges of life beyond school. Whilst we are aiming for excellent GCSE examination results that are on a par with our sixth form BTEC Level 3s, which are amongst the highest in the south-west of England, we also understand that academic excellence is only one ingredient in the recipe for happiness and success.
Aspiration and ambition go hand in hand with a commitment to service, and The Grange School students understand that they are only as strong as the community of which they form a vital part. The quality of relationships here is outstanding; all of the wonderful staff – teaching and support – strive to bring out the best in our students, and the children respond in ways which are a constant source of delight and pride. The ethos of an organisation is not measurable, but it is tangible, and I am sure that a visit to The Grange School will enable you to experience for yourselves why we think that this school is a very special place indeed.
I am sure that you will find our new website interesting and informative as we go forward, but please be patient whilst we populate it.
Ms Jane Asplin-Locke