Pate’s Grammar School, since 1574, has a long-standing reputation for excellence and resides at the top of the UK national league tables for outstanding exam results.
In its most recent official inspection Pate’s was judged ‘outstanding’ in every category – achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, and leadership.
Our students go on to study at the highest calibre universities, in the UK and abroad.
Pate’s is an official UK national training school, training teachers and educational leaders ‘the Pate’s Way’.
Emphasis is placed upon the rewards of deep understanding of the subject, instilling a love of learning and its challenges.
Our aim is to cultivate in our students life-long skills of aspiration and resilience, setting challenging tasks and using appropriate praise to build pupil self-esteem.
We recognise the importance of metacognition and reflection and encourage students to use a wide range of thinking approaches.
Pate's has an enviable reputation for outstanding student outcomes. Every year a remarkable number of students gain entry to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Every year over 95% of Pate's students achieve entry to their first choice universities and courses. Over 50% of Pate's students every year go onto study Science, Engineering or Mathematics at top universities.