To make the most of all the opportunities presented to them throughout their time at Allerton Grange School, our most able students are supported to challenge themselves and are encouraged to be the best they can be.

Any students identified as needing additional support to reach their full potential will be assigned a mentor to ensure they are making the most of all the wider enrichment opportunities available to them. This also gives students the opportunity to raise any concerns or problems they have, and for the mentor to be a bridge between them and their teachers.

The name of this group of students is Optima, meaning ‘the best’ or ‘being all that you can be’. They will also be involved in a range of enrichment activities, such as our Latin club; the AGS debating society; visits to Russell group universities; and listening to career talks by representatives from various professions; for example, law, medicine, dentistry, engineering, and architecture. They may also have the opportunity to develop their public speaking skills in assemblies and in our local primary schools. In addition, there will be a number of different academic challenges, where they will compete against each other and their counterparts from other schools. To prepare for these competitions, they may be required to undertake extra homework and independent research.