Hidden away in Cannock town centre is a thriving independent, coeducational boarding and day school, where pupils think for themselves, discover their passion for learning and thrive in a happy and friendly environment.
Founded in 1879 Chase Grammar School has been delivering exceptional outcomes for pupils from all backgrounds for nearly 140 years and combines high academic standards with holistic and pastoral care.
A spokesman for the school says: “The school’s mission is to develop its pupils into well-rounded, self-assured adults, capable of navigating complex social and cultural environments with confidence.
“We wish to enable them to learn how to persevere and make appropriate decisions in a range of situations, developing into life-long learners, who can lead and take responsibility for themselves and others within their community.”
Senior school life at Chase Grammar is varied, vibrant and fun.
Encouragement, expertise and guidance is ever-present in the pursuit of academic excellence. The spokesman adds: “A wide and varied curriculum offers choice for our pupils and the pastoral care and holistic approach combines to provide an unrivalled nurturing environment for
pupils preparing for their GCSE's, A-levels and entry pathways to universities and apprenticeships. The school is highly ranked for academic results (100 per cent A*-C at GCSE; 80 per cent A*-B at A-level), showing that our approach to learning, in which we focus upon the development of character as much as knowledge, really works.”
“Pupils of all ages are happy and confident individuals who feel well supported by their teachers.” (ISI Inspection Report 2017)
Under the stewardship of Principal, Dr Paul Silverwood, Chase Grammar School teachers are united in their vision to engage the minds and enrich the lives of their pupils with innovative and varied learning programmes.
The expectation is that every pupil will capture a deep understanding of, and a keen interest in, their academic subjects.
Chase Grammar School’s outstanding academic results and its extensive preparation programme to gear its pupils for higher education and entry to the world’s top universities, makes this the school of choice for many parents.
As part of its preparation to Higher Education, all pupils receive one-to-one support through the application process to their acceptance. Thorough careers guidance, trips to universities and visits from university admissions tutors are all part of their programme.
As well as taking pupils from across the county, the school also welcomes pupils from around the world and there is a vibrant boarding community.
Local pupils are all members of one of three Houses (named after inspirational local people: education minister Jennie Lee; inventor and chess master Vernon Parton; and physician Frank Tylecote) and are invited to take part in the wealth of after-school and weekend activities and clubs. Boarding opportunities are afforded to every pupil in preparation for independent living at university and beyond.
We encourage our students to think for themselves & become excellent decision makers, discover a passion for lifelong learning, thrive on the many enriching opportunities available in a happy and caring environment
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Parents and carers play an important role in their child’s development and at Chase Grammar there are many ways they can get involved with the school. Through detailed reports which are sent home five times each year, parents evenings and regular communication, each pupil’s academic progress and attitude to learning is recorded and analysed enabling individual needs to be identified and addressed in a professional and caring manner.
Chase Grammar is an independent fee-paying school, however, due to the support from the Achieve Education Group, it can offer significant scholarships and bursaries to pupils that clearly demonstrate a desire to learn and achieve.
The pupils benefit from small class sizes, a broad academic curriculum, opportunities to study a range of modern and classical languages, a full programme of enrichment activities, one-to-one support from tutors who help them to set targets and meet with them as individuals, and an international environment where different cultures are celebrated and pupils become
global citizens who will want to give back to their own communities.
Above all, Chase Grammar School endeavours to educate well-rounded,
accountable individuals with the compassion, courage and confidence to
engage and excel in any walk of life.