We were delighted that the School Inspection Service team judged our school to be providing a high standard of education throughout when they visited in February 2015. Their key points were:
- Teaching and assessment are good and a significant proportion of the teaching is of outstanding quality. The best teaching is characterised by strong subject knowledge and expertise and evident enthusiasm for imparting these to pupils.
- The quality of the educational provision enables pupils to make at least good progress, and GCSE results at the end of Year 11 show that a high number of pupils exceed their predicted academic expectations.
- The quality of the curriculum is good throughout the school, with a number of outstanding features. It provides a broad and balanced range of learning opportunities, enhanced by a wide range of extra-curricular activities and clubs
- Opportunities provided for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are excellent. The school is a harmonious community where pupils feel safe, but are also articulate, independent and communicative.
- Excellent behaviour is founded on the school’s expectations of the pupils, and relationships at all levels, including those between teachers and pupils, are of high quality.
- The school has continued to develop and shows further significant improvements in its provision since the last inspection.
In this binary inspection, Huddersfield Grammar School was judged to successfully meet the following standards:
- Quality of education provided.
- Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils.
- Welfare, healthy and safety of pupils.
- Suitability of staff, supply staff and proprietors.
- Premises of and accommodation at schools.
- Provision of information.
- Manner in which complaints are handled.
- Quality of leadership in and management of schools.