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Open Evening - our busiest ever!

Over 240 families attended the Allerton Grange Open Evening on Wednesday 28 September. Everyone packed into the main hall to hear the presentation from Mr Roper; it was standing room only before long as we quickly ran out of chairs!

The presentation centred around the positive impact the changes, introduced over the last 2 years, have had on outcomes and behaviour at Allerton Grange. Many families attended from our local feeder schools; a direct result of our increased engagement with primaries through a programme of activities over the last 18 months.

Allerton Grange is a good and rapidly improving school with high aspirations for all of our stakeholders, regardless of background or ability. Prospective parents and students learned about the vision for the school, which is to become a beacon of aspirational inclusion by 2020. Our students are set targets that are designed to stretch and challenge them to achieve their full potential.

98% of our visitors left with a ‘good’ or very good’ impression of Allerton Grange and 68% indicated that Allerton Grange would be first choice for their child’s secondary school.

We are rapidly becoming the school of ‘first choice’ for our local community.

 

A selection of comments from prospective parents:

‘A very positive attitude to success but with everyone being part of it.’

‘I liked the aspirations of the school to keep improving.’

‘Headteacher, staff and students all very enthusiastic and inspiring.’

‘Exemplary behaviour demonstrated by student ambassadors.’

‘Very impressed with Leadership. Teachers very enthusiastic, pupils very smart and welcoming - all we spoke to like the school!’

‘How enthusiastic and committed the teaching staff and pupils were in promoting their school’

‘Teachers were very engaging with pupils and parents and passionate about their subjects. Students are very proud of their school.’

‘Positivity and inclusion of students’

"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent