Our School

Calday Grange Grammar School has served the community of Wirral since 1636.

We currently offer a free, grammar school education to nearly 1400 students, with approximately 200 boys in each of Years 7 to 11 and a mixed Sixth Form of nearly 500 students. Access to the school in Year 7 is through an 11 plus examination coordinated by the local authority. Students who wish to join the school in other year groups are required to undertake a computer-based test and achieve a set threshold. Access to the Sixth Form is based upon GCSE grades.

Whilst the school recognises that academic achievement is a priority, we strongly believe that our role is to develop people who can take their place in, and make a significant contribution to, society. The school offers a wide range of activities that seek to develop the potential that all our students possess. We base everything that we do on the principle of mutual respect.

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Vision & Ethos

The school has a long and illustrious history, dating back to 1636. Education at Calday is grounded in these traditions, but with a modern outlook. We aim to prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century and strive to create the next generation of leaders. The school aspires to create articulate, confident, rounded citizens with enquiring minds who have a life-long love of learning. As an old Chinese proverb states, “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere”.


At Calday Grange Grammar School we are clear about the achievement – academic and personal – we aim to foster in our students.

The school mission statement is demonstrated on a daily basis by promoting and celebrating personal and professional excellence, ambition, respect, pride, individual responsibility, potential, success and achievement.

Calday Values


Ambition: We seek to help students fulfil their ambitions by fostering a climate of high expectations and tailored support.

Respect: We ask that our school community respects
the name of the school and the individuals within it. Respect is a value that permeates everything and underpins relationships between students and their peers and staff and students alike.

Pride: We encourage people to have pride in themselves and their individual achievements. Diversity is celebrated.

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Calday Governors 

Calday Grange Grammar School’s success, and ambition for the future, is driven by and shared with our Governing Body. Our governors bring considerable expertise from many areas of public and commercial life. With the interests of the school and every child within it at their heart, our Governors give freely of their time, working closely with the Senior Leadership Team as appropriate. The Chair of the Governing Body, Mrs Caroline Ashcroft, can be contacted in writing via Mrs Debbie Ellis, Clerk to the Governing Body at the school address.


Mrs Caroline Ashcroft  

Trust Governor (Chair)

Mr Denis Mahony

Trust Governor (Vice-Chair)

Mr Stephen Gray


Mrs Tracy Atherton

Staff Governor

Dr Gillian Carswell

Parent Governor

Mrs Angela Cross

Trust Governor

Mr Dan Meigh

Staff Governor

Mr Chris Penn

Parent Governor

Mr Alan Roberts

Trust Governor

Mr Andrew Tallents

Parent Governor

Amanda Waterfall 

Parent Governor

Mr John Wylie

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Debbie Ellis

Clerk to the Governing Body

Mr Martin Underwood

Co-opted Governor


Pupil Premium

Schools are required to publish key information on-line, including the publication of the amount of Pupil Premium  funding it received, what it has been spent on and the impact that it has had on attainment.


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