Altrincham Grammar named top Greater Manchester state school

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls has been named the best state-funded secondary in Greater Manchester, the Manchester Evening News reports.

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Creative writing competitions to enter this month

Entering competitions can be a great way to prepare for the 11-plus writing task – and you might win a prize in the process. The publisher Pearson is the latest to launch a lockdown-themed contest – write a story about your everyday hero. Here are some others – including the Young Muslim Writers Awards and a competition looking for a story including a taxi cab!

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