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Headteacher's Welcome


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Welcome to Calday Grange Grammar School. We are a high-performing, oversubscribed selective school based on the Wirral. The school serves a much wider area and admits boys in Years 7-11 and has a large mixed sixth form.

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”.

Calday’s motto is ‘Ambition, Respect and Pride’.

  • We promote ambition in all of our students to be the best that they can be. The school has a long list of illustrious former students whose success inspires others. Our most recent Ofsted report, in September 2019, stated that, “Leaders and staff create a highly ambitious culture at Calday Grange Grammar School”.
  • Respect is a core value within the school. I expect mutual respect between staff and students and for everyone to respect each other.
  • Pride in oneself and the school community.

Our success is built on high standards of teaching and pastoral care. A House system provides students with a sense of identity in what is a large school. We recognize that young people face significant challenges in their formative years and have tailored our systems to support them.

At Calday, we value the individual and provide a range of experiences for our students. Education is so much more than achieving success in examinations and there is a wide offer in terms of enrichment, from a large Duke of Edinburgh programme to a Combined Cadet Force. Calday music and drama productions are renowned for their quality throughout the local area.

The school is a warm and welcoming place for students and visitors. It is a dynamic environment that never stands still. I am honoured to call myself the Headteacher of this esteemed institution and I hope that you find the information that you require on this website.

Stephen Gray