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Grays School Media Arts College
Hathaway Road, RM17 5LL, UK Grays
+44 (0)1375 371361

Welcome from the Head Teacher 

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our new-look web site.  Over the coming months, it will be added to and extended, with the intention of providing a comprehensive resource for students, parents, staff, governors and other interested parties.  Please take a few moments to look over the site, and feel free to let us know of any improvements we could incorporate in the future.




With very best wishes,


Graham Winter

Head Teacher


About Our School

The school's motto is, 'Learning for Life'.  This can be read in two ways: Learning as a preparation for meeting the challenges of everyday life, and Learning that is lasting and sustainable throughout life.  We hope to provide many opportunities for our students to develop and grow, in order that when the time comes for them to move on to post-school life, they are as well-prepared as is possible.


The first three years, (Years 7 - 9) are classified as Key Stage 3 and Years 10 and 11 are Key Stage 4.

Each student is placed in one of five Colleges, where s/he remains throughout secondary school.  The colleges are named after prominent members of the Media Arts community, as follows:

  • David (now Lord) Puttnam is a highly respected film producer and educationalist; we were greatly honoured when he opened the new Specialist School here in 2004.
  • Jane Austen is one Britain's most read and certainly best-loved authors.  Although her works were written two hundred years ago, universal themes such as love, loyalty and the triumph of good over evil are as relevant today as they ever were.
  • Henry Tate was a truly great benefactor of the Arts, and is best remembered for donating his considerable collection of paintings to establish The National Gallery of British Art, better known as the Tate Gallery.  His legacy lives on, with several newer galleries in his name around the UK.
  • Geoffrey Chaucer is often referred to as the father of English literature, having established the use of English as a legitimate written language, as opposed to the more 'normal' French or Latin.  Of his many works, The Canterbury Tales stands out as a masterpiece of character drawing, and is immesely evocative of his era.
  • Dame Kelly Holmes was born and brought up in south-east England, and won the hearts of the nation with her double Gold Medal-winning achievements in the 800m and 1500m at the Athens Olympics in 2004.  This success was, however, built upon a huge amount of very hard work and determination - truly an inspirational figure.
Key Stage 3
Students in Years 7 and 8 are generally taught in mixed ability groups although every opportunity is taken to set wherever possible. As part of the Secondary Strategy, identified students are given additional support through Progress Units, Catch-up and Booster classes as well as other transitional arrangements which may be identified.  Towards the end of Key Stage 3, students and parents make guided options choices which determine the courses they will study in Key Stage 4.
Key Stage 4

Students at Key Stage 4 are taught wherever possible according to their ability although options subjects are generally taught in mixed ability groups.


Arts Faculty

Head of Faculty: Mr A Palmer

Alternative Education

Art & Design



Physical Education

Communication Faculty

Head of Faculty: Mrs S Saint-Mart



Media Studies

Humanities Faculty

Head of Faculty: Miss J Culloty




Religious Education & Sociology

Mathematics & ICT Faculty

Head of Faculty: Vacant


Information & Communication Technology

Science & Technology Faculty

Head of Faculty: Vacant



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