The North Halifax Grammar School

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Admissions 2017
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NHGS Coast 2 Coast Fundraiser 11th – 15th July 2016
Twenty eight students from Years 9 and Year 10, along with five teachers, are taking on the challenge of cycling coast to coast following the Way of the Roses route. The official route is 170 miles long, but a few extra miles will be required to find the groups camping accommodation each evening: as a result the route will total 182 miles.  The team from NHGS are taking five days to complete the 182 miles and have managed to secure a couple of nights free camping accommodation from some very generous organisations. The route starts in Morecambe and ends in Bridlington.  It goes through some beautiful parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire.  There are some very hilly sections of the route and it passes through the picturesque Yorkshire Dales towns of Settle and Pateley Bridge.  The highest elevation point on the ride is Greenhow Hill just before the drop down into Pateley Bridge which tops out at about 1400ft.  There are also quite a few short sharp and very steep climbs during the first half of the trip.  NHGS has a proud tradition of raising its own finances for resources, facilities and building development.  With the current state of education funding this is another example of students showing determination to and resourcefulness to support the school in a way that is going to take them on an exciting adventure!

If you would like to support the students on their ride and help the school raise funds you can donate by clicking on the money giving link below:

If you would like to follow our daily exploits keep in touch through our C2C Blog, click on the following link:

Snap to Grid
Halifax is the subject of an NHGS photography exhibition, which opened at The Dean Clough Galleries last Wednesday. Photographers from The North Halifax Grammar School were sent to 135 locations - based on a map containing a grid – to take their pictures. 

The Halifax Photographic Grid Project was first exhibited in the same gallery in 2004. This new exhibition features the original project side-by-side with the 2015 repeat of the same project. 

Dave Allen, Head of Photography at the school, said ‘These projects have always had a geographic approach to taking photographs, but this exhibition brings an element of time into the mix. Similar places have been photographed with a gap of 12 years.’ 

Since 2003 Halifax has changed a little, photography has evolved a lot and the participants, in the 2015 project, are a mixture of students, ex-students, parents, teachers, support staff and friends of the school. Most have studied photography to Advanced Level (including the parents and the teachers), while several are undergraduates or graduates. 

Also featured is The Manchester Northern Quarter Photographic Grid, completed in 2014 in association with Redeye, the photography network. The exhibition runs for a week until Tuesday 7th June in the Mosaic/Upstairs Gallery at Dean Clough. 

Click here to access photographs from the launch event on Thursday 2nd June 2016: 

Dave Allen

Examinations Timetable for Summer 2016
Please click on the link to access the timetable:  Summer 2016 Examinations Timetable

Admissions Consultation for Entry in September 2017

The Governors of The Halifax Grammar Schools (The North Halifax Grammar School and The Crossley Heath School)  recently consulted on the admission arrangements for entry into the schools from September 2017. The consultation ran from 23 November 2015 until 3 January 2016.  

Thank you to those who have responded to the consultation.  Governors have given due consideration to the comments made and a response to this, together with a copy of the Admissions Policy for entry in September 2017, can be found via the links below:

Admissions Policy for Entry in September 2017
Response to the Admissions Policy Consultation


Click here for the NHGS UCAS Presentation 2016 from the presentation given on Tuesday 1st March 2016

Pupil Premium Awards

On Friday 5 February, the Department for Education launched the Pupil Premium Awards 2016. These are awards for schools who have done the most to raise the educational attainment of disadvantaged pupils (those eligible for the pupil premium). NHGS is very proud to have been awarded a Local Winner Award.


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Mr Fisher
At The North Halifax Grammar School our motto is “Living to Learn, Learning to Live” and this encapsulates both our enthusiasm for academic study and our understanding that we are preparing our students for the challenges of adult life.  We are a selective 11-18 school with a particular focus on the sciences and mathematics but we believe strongly in the need for young people to experience a broad and balanced education, which includes foreign languages, literature, art, music, computing, history, geography, physical education and design and technology. Our teachers are specialists in their subjects who communicate their passion for learning but also offer excellent and supportive pastoral care to ensure that our students really enjoy and get the best out of their time at school. We offer an outstanding range of trips, visits, clubs and activities that allow everyone to try new things, and to find and develop all sorts of talents and enthusiasms. We are very proud to have been designated an “Outstanding Provider” by Ofsted no fewer than four times. But we are even more proud of the feedback from parents and students which tells us that this is a happy school in which young people develop knowledge, values and attitudes that make them succeed and their families proud.
Welcome to our website and to our community.

Mr. A.G. Fisher (Principal)


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