Our GCSE results are consistently excellent and – importantly – we know that children make more progress while they are with us than is predicted by the baseline assessments collected on their arrival at the school.
In 2016 100% of Year 11 students achieved A* to C grades in 5 or more subjects including both English Language and Mathematics.
Our young people are also provided with a variety of educational experiences to allow them to develop as well-rounded, enthusiastic and impressive individuals. Outdoor activities and expeditions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, visits to the First World War Battlefields, the History excursion to the National Holocaust Centre and Museum and involvement in the Shakespeare Schools Festival are just some of the regular features of the school calendar.
Pastoral Deputy Head
These visits are a powerful way to enrich children’s learning and bring their studies to life.
Class sizes are small with no more than 20 pupils so our students develop a close working relationship with their peers and their teachers in an environment that is nurturing and supportive. Progress is carefully monitored and additional help given on an individual basis to support each student.
Curriculum support is co-ordinated by our qualified SENCO for pupil with Special Educational Needs.
Opportunities are provided for older students to develop their leadership skills as they become Prefects, Sports Leaders, Reading Buddies, Maths Champions, Charity Ambassadors and Peer Supporters. The School Council reflects the “pupil voice” within the school and student Action Groups have been created in a number of areas, benefitting both pupils and parents.
The school works in close partnership with parents and the wider community. The Parents’ Viewpoint Group allows the school to keep abreast of the parents’ views. Parents are invited to attend a Back to School Evening, a Revision and Study Skills Evening, and even an Evening of Sex, Drugs and Sausage Rolls to provide information on the teaching these important aspects at the school. Many parents provide a Business Lunch talk to students about their chosen careers.
Huddersfield Grammar School
Our daughter has thrived in the Huddersfield Grammar School environment. I am convinced that she will achieve her maximum potential and is happy there.