Welcome to Townley Grammar School, an academically selective and socially responsible girls’ school with a coeducational Sixth Form.
Education should inspire students to value learning for its own sake: to take joy from the pursuit of ideas and the struggle to understand. Townley students learn in a stimulating environment where teachers understand how to challenge and where the range of extracurricular opportunities is vast and varied. We are an exceptional school, rated outstanding by Ofsted, and highly commended by the DfE for our leading-edge character education provision.
It is through the pursuit of the arts, coupled with academic rigour that our students fully flourish; this is facilitated through our specialisms in the Performing & Visual Arts, as well as Maths and Computing.
It is our responsibility to draw out our students’ talents, to extend their potential and to develop their personal qualities. Our school values resonate in everything we do; our vision is of leading a learning community fostering academic, emotional and physical confidence. We aim to cultivate resilience, courage and compassion; to enhance communication skills; to embrace creativity, and to promote a progressive and outward-looking mentality so that our students are well prepared to make a real difference in their community.
Hard work and dedication are essential for success and so is the development of a work ethic. Success in education as in sport is the result of successive small failures followed by ever-increasing challenges. Our students know that everything worth achieving is outside of their comfort zone. This learning challenge is what we term Scholastic Endeavour; our students are encouraged to engage in academic study at all levels. It is, in short, the capacity to be inspired to become the very best you can be.
We unashamedly put the wellbeing of our girls on an equal footing with their academic achievements and we are proud to develop intellectually curious, self-motivated and enthusiastic young women.
Townley students learn ambition from the original meaning of the word - the Greek root ambit which means wingspan. Our girls are prepared to spread their wings, embrace opportunities and lead the world they enter. Outward-facing in all that we do, our focus on service, leadership and character education means that Townley students leave us fully prepared for the challenges of the 21st Century. Our innovative 21c curriculum is a commitment to developing Townley students into confident, knowledgeable and active change agents; ready to thrive in a forever changing world. We fully comprehend change is occurring faster than any of us could have imagined, we are preparing our students to navigate and shape the direction they choose rather than simply following established paths.
An Enviable Curriculum
We run a comprehensive leadership programme for students, which sees them gain confidence, understand leadership styles and equips them to speak in public. Coupled with our focus on character education and 21c, we facilitate an enviable curriculum offer. Townley promotes intellectual mobility through empowering students to think independently and apply the knowledge they gain within the classroom to the wider world. Our innovative curriculum embeds global perspectives, whilst exciting links with partner schools across the world facilitate opportunities for a wide array of international trips. Through our enlightened curricular and pioneering symposium model, our students learn to challenge and question as well as to listen to alternative views. With such an education our girls have a duty to grow into young women who desire to improve the world for others; to be the change they wish to see.
Ultimately our raison d’etre and purpose is to help our students know that:
From here it’s possible