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Ella’s touch rugby success

Ella R, Year 9, was selected to play for the Under 15s (mixed) North West Touch rugby over the summer and represented the North West this weekend at the UK Nationals.

Well done Ella!

Thought for the Week

  …There is power in self-sacrifice.

(Veronica Roth)

Rijuta J – AGGS School Physicist of the Year 2018 (SPOTY)

Rijuta, Physicist of the year 2018Rijuta J was nominated by the physics department to be the award winner for the AGGS School Physicist of the Year 2018 (SPOTY). SPOTY celebrates the talent of exceptional students studying physics in local schools.

On behalf of The University of Manchester and The Ogden Trust, she was invited to the School of Physics & Astronomy, Schuster Building, University of Manchester on Tuesday 10th July to celebrate her achievements.

Below is the statement that was read out during the ceremony:
“Rijuta is a true physicist from an early age winning the STEM club challenge in year 7. More recently, She achieved one of the top scores in her school physics examination and in the 2018 national physics Olympiad. She entered national competitions including talent 2030 – women in engineering where her group designed underwater turbines and was part of the team that achieved a bronze in the national cadets roller coaster challenge competition. The physics department at AGGS are extremely proud of her.”

Thought for the Week

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.  And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.’

(Dalai Lama)

GCSE Results 2018

Students at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls rise to the challenge of new GCSE examinations
GCSE-Results-2018-(32)In a year that saw new GCSE examinations across virtually all subjects, students at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls once again achieved an incredible set of outstanding results.
37.2% of all entries achieved the very top grade of 9 and 83% of all results were graded at A*-A or 7 and above. A phenomenal 44 students achieved 8 or above (A* in the old GCSE grading system) in all of their examinations and 99 students passed all 9 subjects at 7+, A or A* grade. A remarkable 9 students achieved grade 9/A* in all subjects.
Stephanie Gill, Principal of Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, said:
“I am delighted that the hard work of our students over the last five years has been rewarded by such fantastic GCSE results. These achievements also reflect the dedication of our teachers and the quality of the support provided by our staff. We are extremely proud of each and every one of our students and I would like to congratulate them on their achievements.”
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls is part of the Bright Futures Educational Trust, whose mission is to provide a first-class education for all young people.
See the summary of the 2018 GCSE Results:

A-Level Results 2018

The students and staff at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls have a great deal to be proud of once again as they celebrate another excellent set of results which saw 90.2% of examinations graded at A*-B and 98% graded at A*-C.

The school has plenty to celebrate, with a remarkable 70 students achieving A* or A in all their subjects. 12 students achieved A* grades across the board.

Stephanie Gill, Principal of Altrincham Grammar School for Girls said “We are delighted that our students have exceeded expectations to achieve such excellent outcomes. They are a fitting reward for the hard work and determination they have shown and the wonderful support they received from our staff.

We are incredibly proud of all of our students and wish them the very best for their future.

AGGS is part of the Bright Futures Educational Trust whose mission is to provide a first class education for all young people.

See the summary of the 2018 A-Levels Results

Thought for the week


‘Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.’

(Judy Garland)

Emma S – National Athletics Success

Having qualified last month at the Greater Manchester Schools Championships, Emma S in Year 10 competed at the English Schools Track & Field Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on the 13-14th of July, representing Greater Manchester. She competed against the most talented athletes from around the country in triple jump. In calm, warm conditions she jumped an impressive distance of 10m74 to come 10th in England even though she is only in the younger year of the U17 age group !

She travelled down by coach with the Greater Manchester team on the Thursday and stayed away in a hotel with the team for two nights. She had an amazing time and I’m sure it’s an experience she won’t forget and is hoping to qualify again next year! We are very proud of Emma’s achievement in this national competition and look forward to hearing of her continued success in the future!

Local Amateur Theatre Group’s Youth Production of Grease the Musical

Sale and Altrincham Musical Theatre Group (SAMT) are running a youth production of Grease that are going to be producing for performances in early December. Music Students may be interested in getting involved in the production. See details below:

Performance Dates
The Show dates are 5th – 8th December 7:30pm for eve performances and also include a Matinee performance on the Saturday date (start time 2:15pm).  Performances will be held at the Altrincham Little Theatre in Altrincham.  Tech and dress Rehearsals will be 3rd and 4th December respectively.  Enclosed is our flyer for information.

Getting Involved
We are looking for 30 children (this number includes the principals) between the ages of 12 – 18 years of age

Any children interested will be able to find out more about the production, meet the production team and get the audition details at a session being held Sunday 9th September 1 – 4pm at Worthington Primary School, Sale, M33 2JJ

Auditions will be Sunday 23rd September at Worthington Primary School between midday – 4pm

Rehearsal Information
Rehearsals will start 26th September and will be  held on Sunday Afternoons 1pm – 4pm at Worthington Primary School and Wednesday Evenings in the function room at The Moorfield in Sale time 7pm – 9pm.

If you have any questions please reach out to  SAMT Committee or James Goodwin and Eleanor Cardoza (Grease Production Team) on the email:

Francesca finished 10th in the world!

Francesca in Year 12 represented the GB team in Tampere Finland for the U20 World Athletics Championships last weekend.

We are very proud to share that she finished in 10th position!  It was an amazing race and Francesca did extremely well. Her performance really does bode well for further success at an international level. We look forward to hearing of her achievements in the future!  Her race can be viewed by following this link and forwarding to 1:09:45