We have high expectations of academic progress and achievement but also a strong focus on pastoral care, and we work hard to ensure that every child enjoys school life and realises their potential.
Teachers get to know their pupils well and our “through school” approach gives children continuity between each stage of their learning from 3 to 16. Our small class sizes (maximum 20 pupils) mean learning can be personalised to each pupil’s needs.
We offer a wide range of subjects at every stage, taught in modern facilities and using the latest technology. Our facilities have been extended several times in recent years with new buildings housing science labs, a drama studio, an outdoor performance area and a refurbished dining hall. We also make full use of our wonderful wooded grounds, with a nature trail, Forest School space and mud kitchen.
Our comprehensive range of extracurricular clubs and societies ranges from Lego club and ballet to Ukulele Group and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. We stage regular drama productions for all ages and a quarter of our children learn a musical instrument. Our growing numbers have enabled us to develop our sports teams so we can now compete with the best schools in the region.
Headmaster Mr Hoyle says: “There is a family atmosphere, which is palpable as you go around the school, and an emphasis on care and attention for individual pupils. We have always produced strong academic results and retained the traditional values upon which the school was founded. We now have a range of extra-curricular activities which enable children to develop their personal skills, making sport, music and drama the heartbeat of the school.”
Huddersfield Grammar School
My children are happy, confident and doing fantastically well, and their grades are great, too. HGS has a really nice feeling to it because both teachers and parents are friendly and helpful and it feels more like a family.