Thank you to everyone who attended our Open Evening. It was lovely to meet so many new children and families! If you didn't have a chance to attend and would like to visit the school, please contact the office to make an appointment,

Welcome to Grove School

A Mind Set to Succeed


The start of a new term is always an exciting time for me.  It is the chance to reflect on the past year and also to consider the opportunities that the year ahead will bring.   And it is no surprise that we have started this term at Grove in the same way that we ended the summer term: busy, excited and hugely optimistic. 


It is our intention to give our students greater ownership of their learning and their learning environment, so we are very proud that some of our current Year 11 students worked with professional designers last term to design our new bistro: Caffe Boschetto. Appropriately, Boschetto is Italian for grove and our bistro has a cosmopolitan feel with New York landscapes forming a stylish background. 


The end of September will be a busy time as all our teaching staff along with some of our primary partners will be taking part in TEEP training.  We are very excited about the Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP) as this whole-school training from SSAT, the largest national school’s network in the UK, has been recognised in many evaluations as a catalyst for taking standards of teaching and school attainment to higher levels.   It is our aim to maximimise the potential of all our students and TEEP will to play a valuable part in re-energising the staff and students getting us off to a flying start this academic year.  We want Grove to be a leading school in teaching and learning and the TEEP Programme is going to help us to achieve this vision. 


We are also very excited about the new logo that we have designed for the School.  Our students said they wanted a more modern learning environment and our bistro, along with a refurbished hall, many newly decorated classrooms and the addition of some new technology, are testimony to the investment we are putting in to our students’ future.  The new logo has a strapline that encompasses what we believe firmly– that everyone should have a mind set to succeed and this belief in positivity, growth and success is something that we will nurture in the year ahead at Grove.


Strong partnerships are also something we are committed to and we are looking forward to developing the Market Drayton Learning Partnership this year.  Our students are also making links with partners who will encourage them to have high aspirations and ambitions.  In the summer term some of our students went to Cambridge University on a two-day residential at St. John’s College led by Megan Goldman-Roberts.  Here they experienced the wealth of opportunity offered by university life and attended lectures and seminars led by PhD students and lecturers.  In continuing our link with Cambridge University, on Monday 14 September, Grove hosted their Children’s Information Evening where students from Years 10 – 13 from all Shropshire schools were invited to consider access to university.


Sonia Taylor


Tranisition Evening for Years 7, 10 and 12 will be held on Tuesday 13th October 4.30-6.30pm

 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. 


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.

Latest News

Summer results - Grove students celebrated some fantastic results in GCSE and A level exam in the summer.  See the details here.

Grove receives SafetyMark Award

Grove School has received national certification for having 'excellent' safety standards.  See the story here.

Grove College given 'Radicalisation' lesson

Students from Grove College are visited from members of the Polic Force as part of Operation Protect.  Click here for story.

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

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