The History of MGS

Hugh Oldham, a local boy who went on to become Bishop of Exeter, founded The Manchester Grammar School in 1515.  He had the highest aspirations for MGS, and each year we fulfill his vision of being an academic school for boys of all backgrounds.

During the last 500 years, the School has evolved, and it has been the ability of the School to adapt and develop which has helped us to remain one of the country's outstanding academic schools

Use the links below to explore the long and fascinating history of MGS, dating back to the sixteenth century.

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