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3.4
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Parent
Jan 10, 2022
1.0

Outdated and bad school (not recommended)

The traditional aspects of this school are a problem in most members of the public’s opinion. The times have changed and the school should too. For example, only prefects are allowed to wear trousers while other boys are only allowed to wear shorts even during the winter times. The school leadership doesn’t listen to feedback from parents and students, and they are not adapting or progressing at all!
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Student
Jan 10, 2022
1.0

Worst school

Auckland Grammar does not care about the well-being of its students, and many of the school’s teachers are not into teaching and helping the students at all. The school’s cruel streaming system actually discouraged many pupils from studying further and even destroyed some boys’ confidence. The school leadership team is so old-fashioned and not willing to adapt to any 21st century elements of education, no matter it’s the method of academic teaching, school management, or even the uniforms. They have the worst school uniforms in NZ - the students can only wear short trousers even in winter months, which is freezing and even distracting their attention from learning because it’s just too cold to focus on anything.
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Former Student
May 6, 2021
2.6

An actual honest review

This could be an unpopular opinion but I personally believe Auckland Grammar is a bit over rated. I attended my full 5 years of high school and auckland grammar and the “turning boys into men” logic is not what it appears to be. From day one they break you down until you’re really nothing but a number in a system. The teaches are on a complete power surge and have final say over everything even if they’re in the wrong. The uniform is entirely over stressed, I actually got a Friday detention for walking out of the bathroom one day with my shirt still untucked - Sorry sir, next time I’ll go with my shirt still tucked in. It’s not all bad, I do have some fond memory’s with mates and some of the good teachers (I must stress the use of “some” because most are on an entire power trip). The streaming system is also a complete failure. It puts good kids that aren’t very bright in with all the bad kids who just don’t care, those good kids are then forced to befriend the bad kids as they are the ones that they see 6 hours a day everyday. This means by year 13 all the good kids get corrupted and turn into rejects like the rest of the kids that just don’t care. This isn’t an exaggeration I saw it with my own eyes in my time at grammar. Another issue is that if you’re an average kid (I.e not amazing at sports but not bad, not in the top streams but not in the bottom) you get entirely overlooked and none of the teaches or deans know who you are or really care about you - like i said you’re really just a number in a system to them. I think if you’re a really bright kid who enjoys discipline or a very athletic kid you will succeed at this school. If not, it’s essentially a prison. This is an entirely honest review and unfortunately you don’t see many of these because majority of the kids at this school are brainwashed from day 1 to believe that auckland grammar is the elite of the elite as that is what we are taught from day one.
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Student
Apr 20, 2021
3.6

Many ups and downs

Auckland grammar pushes you in a way no other school can, let alone a public one. You can go further with much more opportunities as well, however inside it is notorious for its toxic culture and cult conservatism. Proceed with caution.
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Former Student
Feb 12, 2021
4.7

Student

Put in the hard yards so you can play hard.

From day one, the attitude they set out is - put your head down and work hard to reap the rewards.
My experience at Grammar was phenomenal and helped me build my confidence as a guy. The opportunities thrown at me, strong push for competitiveness to drive passion and persistence in academics was what kept me working hard. Other ‘modern’ Auckland private schools tend to take a much softer approach and award simple work, as opposed to hard work.

Grammar don’t mess around. Wake up, shower, shave, get to school, sit through assembly, finish your classes and get home. The school care greatly about their students and the guidance counseling and career assistance departments are second to none.

What I really liked, was the fact they didn’t have the whole BYOD and bring your own laptop to school. The only computers available were library ones. There was no distraction, you were forced to listen to the class whether you liked it or not - this made revision and exams far better. Too many students in other schools are also distracted by their mobile phones, if you have it out on campus - it’s gone for a week.

Grammar is hands down one of the best schools in Auckland and if you’re lucky enough to get one of the top five teachers from each faculty, your time there will be a breeze.

Don’t be intimidated by the structure, rules and regulations - when you get into the real world, you’ll be thankful you learnt basic respect and beaming confidence, when you’re applying for a job or meeting a new significant other.

Auckland Grammar turned me, a wimpy, lazy boy lacking confidence, into a well rounded man who felt he had the necessary skills to thrive outside of the school gates.
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Student
Feb 12, 2021
4.0

An alright School.

Got a warning for having too short hair, otherwise is okay. The Careers program is very good.
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Student
Nov 4, 2020
4.6

The best school in NZ?

Achieving 7th best academics in the country in 2018 and winning 2020 1A rugby a great school with a great environment that pushes you to learn. Boys who do well under pressure and in competition will flourish at grammar
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Student
Oct 11, 2020
5.0

Best School In New Zealand

Easily the best school in New Zealand. The teachers are amazing at their jobs.
Rated fifth best rugby school in the world in 2020, King's College did not even crack the top ten.
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Student
Sep 29, 2020
4.9

UTL (Up the lion)

Amazing school, great teachers, students and a great challenging environment. The boarding hostel is strict and firm but comforting as well. Creat culture and history.
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Student
Sep 16, 2020
3.1

Comes with its cons and pros

Auckland Grammar is full of feminist english and general teachers who try to use propaganda to abuse the young adults. The feminist teachers mock, bully and harass students' until they ideally leave the school.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS ARE THE BEST - GOOD COACHES + PLAYERS AND SPIRIT.

1stXV game is the best kings vs grammar.

There's literally old pedofile teachers' some male that should be locked up but reports don't go far. Leadership team is scary but they do a decent job. Tuckshop food is over-priced especially for a state school. Academics is alright, handling bullying is terrible. Safety and security anyone can leave the school any time and all teachers leave their doors wide open and the campus left well open for anyone to walk right in.

Average school..
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