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Welcome to Grove School

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.

Wishing our students and families a safe and happy summer. ALL student return to school on Tuesday 8th September.

Latest News

2015 Summer Results


GCSE: Star  Performances for Grove Students


There were some outstanding results for students at Grove School in their GCSEs this year.  Rowan Cookson achieved 9 A*s and 1 A grade; Zoe Watson: 7 A*s and 3As; Kayleigh Turner: 5 A*s and 5 As; Max Du Bois Jones: 5A*s and 3As; Bethany O’Brien: 4A*s and 6As; Lydia Greatrix: 4A*s and 4As; Phoebe Barratt: 3 A*s and 6As; Jacqueline Kiessling: 3A*s and 6As.


Outstanding progress has been made by the following students in their best 8 subjects including English and maths: Ben Viggers, Tom Allcock, Bryn Buckley, Sarah Hope, James Whittaker and David Walley.  Excellent progress was made by a high percentage of students in Fine Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sport and Spanish.


Headteacher, Sonia Taylor said, “The hard work and dedication of these students is reflected by their impressive results.  I would like to thank all our staff and parents for the support they have given the students at Grove this past year and wish them every success as they move on to further education at Grove College, apprenticeships and employment.”



A-Level: Bright Futures for Grove Students


There were some outstanding results for students at Grove College in their A levels this year enabling them to go on to study a variety of courses.  Joel Hampton achieved 2 A* grades and a B grade and is going on to study Engineering; Tom Gee achieved an A grade and 2 B grades enabling him to go on to study Pharmacy; Francesca Norman achieved 2 A grades and a B grade and will go on to study Illustration.  


Vocational results were very impressive with the average grade being a High Distinction and the following students achieving a distinction *:  Ben Allen who will go on to study Sports Science, James Martin who is taking Business Management and Harvey Wakefield who is off to Australia on a gap year.  We are especially pleased with our A level Maths results where 2 students achieved A* grades, 5 B grades and 1 C grade.


Headteacher, Sonia Taylor said, “I am especially thrilled with these results and would like to congratulate every one of our students for their hard work and determination.  I would also like to thank all staff who have shown tremendous dedication and commitment and of course all our parents who have supported their children in their studies.”


At Grove College we aim to secure bright and successful futures for all of our students and these results mean that many of our students are going to their first choice of university.  All of our students have been accepted onto university courses and 5 of our students have also secured high quality apprenticeships. 



School fund receives boost 


Grove School has once again benefitted from a donations given by local businesses from the local community.


Each year, Shropshire Gas and D Hanney Accountants have donated funds to our rewards programme. 


Malcolm Carter, owner of Shropshire Gas and longstanding friend and benefactor of Grove School has also made a donation from a charitable trust set up in his daughter’s memory.  The Sarah Carter-Edwards Trust was set up after Sarah suffered a tragic asthma attack and aims to improve the lives of local children and young people, including help with educational and sport initiatives.  The annual donation is made to the school disadvantaged subsidy fund which is used to support students at school during times of financial hardship.


This year an additional donation has been made from the SCE Trust to fund new Chromebooks for our Learning Support Department which will directly benefit students learning and attainment.


Headteacher, Conor McStay said, “We use the funding that Malcolm provides us with to provide rewards and incentives for students.  This year we have used the funding to provide certificates to acknowledge the progress students are making in lessons.


We have also used the funding to pay for motivation events in school that attempt to encourage students to prepare for their GCSE exams.  The aim of these sessions to boost the confidence and resilience of these students and to get them to develop the independence skills that will help them to flourish.


We are very grateful to Malcolm as this funding really plays a key role in helping us to motivate and inspire our students.  Without his help, we simply could not offer the range of experiences that we currently do!”



Defibrillator appeal

We are fund-raising for a life saving defibrillator for school and the surrounding community.  We need to raise £1800 before 8th June in order to secure the equipment required.  Please donate if you are able to do so, by clicking the following link

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.

April 2015 Newsletter
Our latest newsletter is now available to view. Read all the latest news from Grove.
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 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. 


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