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North Cestrian School, formerly North Cestrian Grammar School, is a free school in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England, for pupils aged between 11 and 16. North Cestrian is part of the Hamblin Educational Trust.
|North Cestrian School|
|Type||Free secondary school|
|Motto||"Delapsus resurgam" (When I fall I shall arise)|
|Department for Education URN||143104 Tables|
|Headmaster||L. R. Bergin|
|Age||11 to 16|
|Colour(s)||Blue, Gold, White, Black|
The school was opened in 1951 by Walter Hamblin, formerly headmaster of Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, with 26 pupils. In 2004, the library was named after him.
The school was originally to be named North Cheshire Grammar School, but this was not permitted by the county education authorities as the school was not government-owned. Hamblin therefore replaced "Cheshire" with its Latinised form "Cestrian"; this maintained the same "NCGS" initials already in place on some school equipment.
In 2008, teacher David Bradley was awarded an MBA in the Queen's New Year Honours List for services to young people.
Notable former pupilsEdit
- Devante Cole: English footballer
- Ian Crawford (astrobiologist) 
- Francis French: author and noted space historian
- Ezekiel Fryers: English footballer
- Kevin Godley: musician with 10cc; their song "I Wanna Rule The World", from the 1976 How Dare You! album and co-written by Godley, prominently features the school motto
- Kenji Gorré: Dutch footballer
- Nicholas (Nicky) Slater: ice dancer
- Fred Talbot: weather presenter
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North Cestrian Grammar School pupil and star striker Devante Cole, 13,
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