Welcome to Grove School

Grove's Bonfire and Firework night will be held on Friday 7th November, there will also be a Fun Fair and refreshments

I am delighted to introduce myself to you as the Headteacher of Grove School. I have joined the Grove community at a very exciting time where the team of staff are working hard to ensure that all students achieve. This is demonstrated in the 7% increase in the number of students who achieved 5 GCSE's A*-C including English and maths in the summer. My goal is to ensure that continuous improvements are made year on year in all aspects of school life and I know that we have a highly committed, enthusiastic and dedicated team of staff who will work tirelessly with your child to unlock their potential.


I believe firmly that the students of Market Drayton and beyond deserve the very best education. It is my aim to ensure that they are presented with opportunities that allow each individual to flourish personally, socially, emotionally and academically, whether that be through a traditional or vocational suite of qualifications. I want to encourage our students to have the highest expectations, aspirations and ambitions, creating 'can do attitudes' in order to meet the challenges of the global marketplace both now and in future years. I believe that all our students have the right to feel safe and valued and will ensure that Grove's outstanding record in safeguarding children is maintained.


Young people have only one chance when it comes to their education; it is imperative that we expect nothing less than 100% from each student, and in return, offer nothing less than the highest standards of teaching and learning. Being an inclusive school is something of which I am very proud and it is my belief that students at whatever their level deserve to be nurtured, supported and challenged to do their very best.

Please note: Friday 24th October is a normal schoool day.  Grove do not have a PD day on this date.  All students should attend school as normal.

Open Evening - Thank you!

A huge thank you to all students and parents / carers who visited our Open Evening.  The evening was very successful and it was great to meet you all. 


"I just wanted to say thank you for organising the open evening that we attended today. My son, who is in Year 5, really enjoyed himself and cannot wait to start (although we are a while off yet). 


All of the staff were so enthusiastic, even though they were working late. 


The guides were so polite and friendly too - please thank them. 


It really was a fantastic evening. I know that Teachers don't always get the thanks that they deserve. The effort that everyone had made was much appreciated by us - thank you."


If you missed the Open Evening and would like to visit the school, please contact the office. 

Information relating to the Trust Consultation and the Market Drayton Learning Partnership can be found here.

We welcome visits from prospective parents with children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 during the school day.

Please contact the school to make an appointment.

 Grove school aims to develop learners

•       who are confident, resilient, enquiring, creative and respectful

•       who take pride in their achievements

•       who are able to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Latest News

Grove College Open Evening will be held on Thursday 13th November

Presentation Evening 2014


Our recent presentation Evening celebrated students' achievements during the 2013/14 academic year.

Click here 01.10.14

Fire Drama at Grove

Grove students and staff take part in a 'realistic' fire drill.  Click here 23.09.14

Grove students coached by rugby stars


40 Grove students were fortunate to receive first class coaching by professional rugby players recently.  Click here for details.  30.06.14

Grove student takes an active role in the Diana Award


Year 10 student, Lydia Greatrix is playing an active part in the 'Diana Award' which is a living legacy to the late Princess Diana.  Click here for details 30.06.14

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award


Year 10 students took part in the fist Duke of Edinburgh Silver expedition from Grove School recently.


Click here for details. 10.06.14


Spring Term Awards


The Awards assemblies to celebrate students' achievements during the Spring Term have been held.  Click here for details and photos.



Market Drayton 10K


The Market Drayton 10K run was held at Grove School at the weekend.  The inclement weather did not put off the 2300 runners who started and finished the race on the Grove school field.  Among the competitors were six members of staff from Grove; Michelle Williams, Saffron Baxter, Stewart Harrison, Adam Richards, Dan Ferguson and John Timmis all completed the race.  

Congratulations to the Grove runners and to everyone who competed and completed the course!  

Dodgeball competition


Results from the North Shropshire Primary School Dodgeball competition.  Click here.

Grove student crowned as Queen of Bake Off competition.


The Reaseheath Bake Off competition has ended with Grove student, Charlotte Parton being crowned Queen!  Click here for details.



Careers Convention


The annual Careers Convention was held recently.  Read all about it here !




Ready, Steady, Bake!


The in-school semi final of the Reaseheath Bake Off has taken place.  See here for stories and photo.



The Back to the 80's show was a brillant success and a huge well done and thank you must be extended to the students and staff who worked so hard in all areas of the production.  Please click here for a review of the show and the photos!

Shooting Hoops with the stars

Local primary school children and Grove students spent a morning with Great Britain basketball player, Jamell Anderson. Click here for story.


Young Writers Competition winners revealed

The winner of the Christmas Creative Writers Competition has been announced.  Click here.


Young Voices Event

Grove students join 6000 strong choir for national event.  Click here.


A plea for Year 10 Work Experience Placements July 2014.

Can you help?  Click here.

Anti-bullying week


Grove students tackle bullying issues during anti-bullying week.  Click here for story.


PE Uniform


All boys’ and girls’ PE clothing is available from Trutex.
Items may be ordered via
 trutexdirect -www.trutexdirect.com using the school Code LEA00443SC or via our official Trutex supplier Sportsland who can be contacted by telephone (01782) 310111  or email:sales@all-schoolwear.co.uk

School UniformFor further information please click here.


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