Headmaster's Blog

Mr Hoyle’s Final Blog

July 7, 2017

September is always a wonderful time in any school as it brings with it a feeling of a new beginning and a fresh outlook. I am delighted that the story of this school year has […]


Start of the Second Half Term October 2016 Blog

October 25, 2016

Dear Parents, We welcome the children back from half-term to another busy period of school life at HGS. Please note that winter uniform is now compulsory for all children. The first half-term concluded with some notable successes and events. The Senior School Prize Night at The Town Hall with George […]


The First Blog from Mr Hoyle 2016/2017

August 30, 2016

30th August 2016 Dear Parents and Pupils, On Tuesday 6th September we start a new academic school year. We will welcome new pupils, new parents and new staff to our school community, together with some impressive new facilities, and with the exciting prospect of working together to develop the skills […]


The Last Blog Of 2015/2016

July 13, 2016

FINAL ASSEMBLY The school year ended with a special Final Assembly to pay tribute to those leaving HGS. For those who missed the assembly, we have provided the text: Mr Hoyle: “It seems that every week at HGS there are special events: In the last 10 days of school I […]


May Half Term Blog

May 24, 2016

Dear Parents and pupils, Approaching the Spring Bank Half-term holiday, I would like to provide an update on school development planning for September 2016. I would also like to thank all of the parents that have contributed to our programme of continuous school development by completing the recent Voice of […]


Start of the 2016 Summer Term Blog

April 7, 2016

Dear Parents, We welcome all children back to school for what is planned to be another action packed term.  The Ski Trip to Austria proved to be a personal highlight of the Spring Term and I am very much looking forwards to the trip to the World War I Battlefields […]


Spring 2016 start of term blog

January 7, 2016

Dear Parents, We commence the new calendar year with great excitement and anticipation for the ongoing development of the school. Demand for places at Huddersfield Grammar School has never been so high with waiting lists in several age groups and our staff INSET days have involved work on a number […]


Christmas Blog 2015

December 15, 2015

Dear Parents The quality of the Christmas events, with acting, readings, music and carols, always demonstrate the talents of the children and staff at HGS. These events bring special memories. I would like to thank the large number of parents and children that supported this year’s Christmas Fayre and enjoyed […]


October 2015 Blog

October 26, 2015

Dear Parents, The two week half-term has allowed more than one quarter of our senior school students to journey overseas to Normandy and Paris, or to Rome and Pompeii. Such adventures provide excellent opportunities for cultural and educational awareness and for individual and social development. I would like to express […]


Start of 2015/2016 Term

September 2, 2015

Dear Parents, Starting the year with 466 pupils, and joined by a number of talented and enthusiastic new members of staff, I am delighted that we start the school year with considerable optimism and excitement towards the ongoing development and work of the school. I am very much looking forward […]


End of the Summer Term 2015

July 8, 2015

Dear Parents, In a year that opened with lessons taking place in sixteen portacabin classrooms, and in which the staff INSET days were spent moving boxes around builders and decorators desperately working to allow us access to the Waverley Building for the start of term, I make no apology for […]


Six action packed weeks remain this year at HGS

May 31, 2015

Dear Parents, There are six action packed weeks remaining of the school year and we look forward to welcoming back all students in their summer uniform on Monday. The second half of the Summer Term always features a number of school community events and we look forward to you joining us at […]


The Summer 2015 Blog

April 17, 2015

Dear Parents, I am delighted that parents and children will again notice several changes to the school site as the children return after the holidays: The front lawn has now been restored and provides a wonderful setting for the entrance to the school; the St David’s Building play equipment has […]


The Headmaster’s blog for the New Year 2015

January 7, 2015

Dear Parents, Returning to school at the start of the New Year is always filled with plans and hopes for the future. We are delighted that we have 438 pupils with us as we start the term and the limit placed of 20 children in a teaching group has now resulted […]


The Headmaster’s Blog for October 2014

October 17, 2014

Dear Parents, This has been a notable term in the history of Huddersfield Grammar School as we look to continue with the development of the school in our impressive new surroundings. This term’s commemorative issue of the HGS Review at Christmas will contain images of the special events that have […]


The First Week Back

September 5, 2014

Dear Parents, The school has been transformed in just one week. On Monday, the staff had to sit outside the Waverley Building until lunchtime awaiting the dismantling of the scaffolding and allowing access to the building. The multitude of boxes and items of furniture that needed to be transferred into […]


The Start of Term Autumn 2014

August 27, 2014

Dear Parents I know that parents will be pleased to see the quality of the new facilities that we will be providing for teaching and learning at Huddersfield Grammar School. Equally, I am also aware that parents and staff will be delighted when the works are finally completed! The school […]


End of Term Blog

July 11, 2014

Dear Parents, I would like to start my end of year letter by thanking all of the pupils, parents and staff for their excellent support for the school throughout the year. Huddersfield Grammar School is clearly making significant progress in a number of areas and the collective efforts and support […]


Spring Bank 2014

May 27, 2014

Dear Parents, There is a very real sense of excitement, optimism and challenge resonating around the school with the prospect of our new building developments and plans for September nearing completion. The half-term holiday will bring considerable changes as the crane moves on site to deliver the outer frame for […]


Recent Developments of our School

March 17, 2014

Dear Parents, The events of the two weeks since returning to school after half-term perhaps illustrate recent developments at the School. The party of 73 students and 9 staff that returned from the inaugural skiing excursion during the February half-term had clearly enjoyed a wonderful week. The photographs on facebook clearly […]


Opinions Count!

February 8, 2014

The Inspectors have now left to prepare their report. Their opinions will be based upon their observations, readings, assessments and interviews, including meetings with pupils, parents and staff. The Inspection Team consisted of some very experienced former Headmasters and HMI Inspectors and their findings will serve to inform us about […]


The Headmaster’s First Letter of 2014

January 2, 2014

Dear All, I wish you all a Happy New Year. I look forward to welcoming all of the pupils back to school as we start our new term on Wednesday 8th January. The response from the Year 11 and Year 10 GCSE students to the pre-term revision courses has been […]


October 2013 Half Term Blog

October 14, 2013

The Senior School Prize Evening at the Town Hall always provides a focal point for reflection and review on recent events at our school. Yet again, we are able to celebrate some excellent GCSE results with some outstanding individual success and 46% of all grades at A or A*. Our […]


Start of the Autumn Term 2013

August 28, 2013

Dear Parents, We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on Wednesday 4th September. Pupils should all enter the school via the main school gates and note that the area of the demolished Pre-Prep classrooms is strictly out of bounds. The main building work will commence at October half-term […]


End of Term Blog

July 15, 2013

The school year started with a pantomime and ended with a tremendous musical assembly. With Mr Langley as Prince Charming, Dr Dean as the Ugly Sister, Mrs Stewart as the Fairy Godmother, and Mrs Holmes performing as Cinderella in the opening assembly of the school year, all pupils were challenged […]


Mid Term Blog

June 17, 2013

Walking down the entrance path from Luck Lane affords you a tempting feel for what the school will soon look like when the building developments have finished. Not only we will have no temporary buildings on the campus, opening up the front lawn as a playing field, but specialist rooms […]


End of Half Term May 2013

May 22, 2013

The primary focus within the school is currently on the Year 11 GCSE examinations. Our Year 11 students have worked extremely hard and are certainly deserving of good results this summer. Yet, for the vast majority of the school, the examination results achieved in the summer of 2013 will have […]


Start of Summer Term

May 4, 2013

I am delighted to announce that planning permission for our exciting school building development plans has now been granted by Kirklees Council, subject to signing a Section 106 Green Travel Plan Agreement. I am advised that we are now on schedule to commence building works in July. Parents and pupils […]