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  • The North Halifax Grammar School
    Moorbottom Road
    Illingworth
    Halifax
    West Yorkshire
    HX2 9SU
  • Head: Mr A Fisher Ba
  • T 01422 244625
  • F 01422 245237
  • E mail@nhgs.co.uk
  • W www.nhgs.co.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Calderdale
  • Pupils: 1117
  • Religion: None
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 20th January 2011
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 11th December 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

The school was identified as a particularly successful school by OFSTED in January 2005 based on the fact that it had received two outstanding inspection reports. The school was inspected for a third time in January 2005 and received another oustanding inspection report. The admissions test include VR, Maths and continuous writing for entry into Year 7 and tests in Maths, English, Science & French for casual admissions in Years 8 and above.

Converted to an academy June 2011.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking French at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design (Photography) at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking English Language at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

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Special Education Needs

Children whose special learning or behavioural needs have already been identified prior to entry into the school will receive the appropriate support and help required. Staff are informed of the particular needs of students and the implementation of strategies is monitored. The development and progress of all students is monitored and if special needs are identified then action is initiated either within the school or by using outside agencies or both. The school systems are consistent with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice and the school is committed to an inclusive curriculum for all students on roll. The School Guidance Counsellor is responsible for monitoring and supporting students with special needs. Parents are involved in discussions about the most appropriate strategies to support students who have special needs. The Governors' Pupils Standing Committee monitors the provision for special educational needs in the school. Our OFSTED Inspection Report January 2005 said: ‘There is very good provision for students with Special Educational Needs. Teachers receive training in strategies to use in support of specific needs. In lessons teachers are fully aware of students' special needs and provide very good support' and added 'Curricular provision for students who have special educational needs is very good. They follow the same curriculum as all other students and are fully included in all aspects of school life.'

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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