Top marks go to staff and students

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Staff and pupils at Hipperholme Grammar School and its junior school are extremely pleased with their latest inspection report.

Inspectors from the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI) which portrays the school as a secure and caring family environment providing a good education for pupils of all ages.

The report found that highly committed and knowledgeable teaching contributors positively to pupils’ academic progress and that from the nursery to the sixth form, pupils are articulate and confident.

Pupils of all ages are well educated in accordance with the school’s aims, and creativity is a strength throughout with outstanding examples in music, art and drama.

In the junior school, pupils develop strong independent and critical thinking skills, showing much initiative. Senior school pupils demonstrate high levels of independent abstract and critical thinking and very good powers of analysis.

The four day inspection looked at all aspects of school life including academic achievements, extra-curricular provision, pastoral care and links with parents. Pupils’ personal development is reported as excellent at all ages and is well supported by excellent pastoral care throughout the school.

Head teacher Jack Williams said: “I am extremely pleased that this report confirms everything that we know about the school. The changes we have implemented over the past few years have been working and we will continue along that path of improvement. The judgement on the quality of teaching should inspire confidence in all parents and reflects the hard work and commitment of the staff at both schools.”