About

From the Headteacher

Welcome.  Hipperholme Grammar School is a small, nurturing, independent school for children aged 3-16, ideally situated at the foot of the Pennines in the county of West Yorkshire. We are extremely proud of it’s long and illustrious history, being documented as part of the local community since 1534. Over the years It has gone through many changes and our most recent transformation was to bring both our Junior and Senior Schools together on one site. I am delighted to say that this move has embraced our family values and further developed our strong sense of community. Our excellent nursery, fondly known as ‘the lodge’ sets our children off to a wonderful start on their journey through education. Junior School pupils benefit from the access to specialist resources such as the science laboratories, art and music rooms as well as the sports hall, whilst for our Senior pupils it has opened up endless opportunities to develop their leadership skills.

The School provides a tailored education, which encourages each individual to explore their talents and aspire to achieve high academic standards through enjoyment in learning. There is an eclectic range of subjects in the curriculum  to study and alongside this, amazing opportunities to participate in activities, trips and events ranging from ‘jumping clay’ to trekking through the rainforest in Borneo. In everything we do, we look to nurture success in all our children, whether that be in the classroom, on the sports field, on the stage or in the music room.  We aim to equip them with a sense of purpose and the confidence to face the challenges ahead both in further education and the world of work.

Of course, this website can only give a flavour of what we have to offer and I would encourage prospective parents and pupils to book an individual tour and come and see our pupils and teachers in action. I am confident you will have a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring visit.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to Hipperholme in the near future.

Jackie Griffiths
Headteacher