UKYP candidate selection

Last week six AGGS students put themselves forward to stand for election in the Trafford UKYP election process. The process was conducted at Trafford Town hall with the Mayor and local councillors listening to the speeches and then choosing their top four candidates to stand for election.


These candidates will battle it out for your votes and elections will take place in school over the next few weeks. Three out of the four candidates chosen were AGGS students which is fantastic. All candidates who stood should be congratulated for their efforts and the great speeches that were made.

The three chosen candidates from our school are:

Hannah Sharp

Alice Sutcliffe

Safa Al-Azami

Watch out in assemblies next week for their candidate videos.. Who will you vote for?

It was also the time for outgoing MYP Lauren Barclay to make her closing speech. Well done Lauren for a very successful year as MYP.

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Congratulations to the 21 girls who have been selected to play for the Greater Manchester county junior  U14, U13 and U12 hockey teams this season. They were out playing practice matches against Lancashire on Sunday morning in readiness for their county tournaments which start in a couple of weeks. (One of the girls is missing from the photograph). 

Congratulations on your selection and ‘good luck’ in your tournaments.



We had some very exciting games against a very string Stockport Grammar School on Saturday.

1stX1 lost 5-1. This sounds like a heavy defeat but it did not feel it. The girls played a very good passing game but just lacked the finesse up front to score more goals from the chances we had. Stockport are going to the National Schools’ Finals the week after next and the team put up a very strong fight against very strong team. They were pleased with their performance which was great to hear.

U16X1 won 5-0 : 

U15X1 won 3-2

U14X1 won 3-0

U13x1 won 3-1 ( after being 1-0 down)

U12 ‘A’ won 6-0 and 3-0

U12’B’ lost 1-0 and won 3-0

We had a fabulous morning’s hockey in lovely sunshine. Well done girls.

History Taster Day – Nottingham University

Wednesday 22 June 2016 University-of-Nottingham-logo

Nottingham University welcomes any Y12 student who is interested in or thinking about studying History at university. Students will receive 2 x academic taster sessions, an admissions talk and Q&A, a tour of the university and library/archives session, and an opportunity to meet current staff and students. Attendance is free of charge but students will need to make their own way to campus.

If you have any questions about the day, please contact:, or on 0115 951 5938.

Please email Mrs Gillibrand to register:



The year 9 team
The year 9 team with their gold medals
Jessica with her bronze medal
The year 8 team
 The Year 9 and 8 rowers had qualified for the Greater Manchester School Games finals in Wigan today, after winning the Trafford round of the competition before half term.

A couple of the Year 8 team row out of school but the other rowers were just fit and strong games players!!!!

There were two events for each team : an individual event and a team event.

The team event was the first to take place.

Year 8. : In the individual event the girls had to row for 3 minutes and the results were based on how far they rowed in this time. Kitty Hamer came 7th. :  Millie Pearce 8th. :  Ellie Fitchett 9th and Dani Gallagher 21st. In the team event which was a 6 minute race where each girl rowed as far as possible in one and a half minutes, the  girls rowed really well to finish 4th, just outside the bronze medal position with 1,416 metres.                                                     

Year 9. :  This time in the individual event the girls had to row for 4 minutes each and again the distance covered was recorded. Phoebe Sullivan-Jones came 14th. :  Zoe Rontree 7th. :  Laura Mallinder 4th and Jess McDowell came an amazing 3rd, winning the gold medal. Laura then had to leave for a netball tournament so Leah Haigh took her place in the team event. Again it was a 6 minute race, with each girl rowing for one and a half minutes. The girls were a amazing and finished in first place, winning the gold medal. 

Congratulations to both teams for such fantastic results. Not bad as we do not have any rowing machines at school!!! They did, however have some practice time down at Altrincham Leisure Centre first thing in the morning before school!!!!!


Year 9 Trafford Schools’ Netball Tournament Champions!

Congratulations to the Year 9 netball squad who were tonight crowned champions of Trafford for the third year running. They were unbeaten throughout with the following scores:
Loreto won 6 – 5
Urmston won 15 – 1
Ashton won 17 – 0
BTH won 16 – 1
They went onto the semi-final to play Stretford GS and won 13 – 0 before meeting Loreto again in the final. They played superb netball and managed a win of 6  – 3!
Fantastic girls, I am very proud of you!