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Pate's Grammar School

Pate's Grammar School is a selective coeducation grammar school in Cheltenham, offering education from 11-18.

Our examination results see us as the highest achieving co-educational school in the country and the best school outside London.

We are proud that our students and staff achieve so much, but this does not drive us. It is the positivity and sense of fun that you will feel when you visit us that makes Pate’s such a special place to work. We call it ‘The Pate’s Way’ and when you visit the school, you will notice the quality of relationships between all members of our school community.

Both teaching and support staff are committed and hardworking, all believing firmly that we should help students to be and do their best.

About our school experience


While gaining experience at Pate's Grammar School, you will:

- observe lessons in a variety of subjects and age ranges
- have the opportunity to talk to subject experts
- chat to students of different subjects
- learn more about the journey and different pathways to becoming a teacher

Start and finish times
8:40am to 1:40pm - Flexible

Exact timings will be as agreed with each individual applicant.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

we offer teacher training through the GITEP SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teacher Training provider), a unique collaboration between all the secondary schools in Gloucestershire.

We offer QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) with PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) awarded by the University of Bristol.

Pate's is also home to Odyssey Teaching School Hub, the designated hub for Gloucester, Tewkesbury and The Forest of Dean.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

Applications for school experience will be handled on an individual basis.

School experience type
In school


Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 0HG
Map showing Pate's Grammar School

Yes - on site parking provided

Spaces available in the school car park.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We are happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

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Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 0HG
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Languages (other)
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious education
  • Spanish