Change of name for grammar school

Published: 27 Mar 2013 10:307 comments

A GRAMMAR school will change its name in an image transformation to adapt to a changing education environment.

Slough Grammar School, in Lascelles Road, will change its name to Upton Court Grammar School as it enters its second century of existence.

The school, which opened in 1912, said after consulting with pupils, parents and the community it has decided to rebrand the school with the name change and will review the school's colours and crest.

Mercedes Hernández Estrada, principal, said: "This is an exciting time for all of us; we are proud of our traditions and record of excellence but we are also conscious of the need to adapt to the changing environment in education.

"We take our responsibility to raise standards both here and beyond our school doors seriously. We will build on the traditions of the past whilst looking forward to the possibilities the next century will bring. Our motto, 'Ad Astra' (Reach for the Stars) continues to be core to everything we do."

The school is undergoing multi-million pound investment to upgrade its facilities and received teaching school status earlier this month.

Changes are expected to be introduced from September 1 and parents will be kept informed through the school's website and newsletter.

What do you think of the changes? Are you a current/former pupil? Let us know below.

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  • hocuspocus
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    Mar 27, 12:14
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    Good Idea,anything with Slough in its Title,would put a large dent in any ambitions you might have.Grammar School in a LABOUR controlled Borough???Well I never.hahaha.Good Luck anyway Upton Grammar.

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  • Linderella
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    Mar 27, 12:50
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    Make's me sad to think it wont be Slough Grammar anymore.

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  • VillageRascal
    99 posts
    Mar 27, 15:41
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    Personally, I'd be sad to see 'Slough' slip out of the name........

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  • Sloughgirl
    34 posts
    Mar 27, 20:38
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    I'm sad that Slough can't do anything about the huge numbers from outside the Borough attending its grammar schools. We need schools for Slough children.

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  • horrifiedpupil
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    Mar 29, 13:46
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    i am going to upton court grammar and i think the name sounds better.

    i hope that they are changing their uniform and logo. a new name and buildings need new uniforms.

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  • markscott123
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    Mar 29, 19:48
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    it's just snobbery - they did the same in the 1980's - called it upton grammar school and then it went back to slough grammar

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  • chriscowland
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    Apr 27, 14:55
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    This will be terribly confusing for the chappies at Eton College...

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