Hipperholme Grammar School

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Hipperholme Grammar School
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Motto Doctrina Fortior Armis
(Latin: The pen is mightier than the sword)
Established 1648
Type Independent school
Religion Church of England
Headmaster Mr J D Williams
Chair of Governers Chris Redfearn
Location Bramley Lane
Hipperholme
Halifax

West Yorkshire
HX3 8JE
England Coordinates: 53°43′43″N 1°48′48″W / 53.728489°N 1.813201°W / 53.728489; -1.813201
DfE URN 107585 Tables
Staff 51
Students 371
Gender Mixed
Ages 3–18
Houses Sunderland, Lister and Broadley
Colours Red and Blue
Publication The Broadelian
Website www.hgsf.org.uk

Hipperholme Grammar School is an independent grammar school in Hipperholme (near Halifax), West Yorkshire, England. It educates pupils between the ages of 3 and 18.

The Hipperholme Grammar Junior School was formerly known as Lightcliffe Preparatory School

It is believed[by whom?] the school was founded in 1530 within the chantry chapel of the nearby village of Coley. In 1648 (the date the school classes as its founding year) Matthew Broadley, paymaster to Charles I, endowed a large sum of money to build a school on land donated by Samuel Sunderland of Coley Hall; the school opened its doors on its current site in 1661.[citation needed] Two current school houses are named after founders.

In 1783 a new school hall was constructed, designed by Longbottom. Originally a boys school, it became independent (ISA, AGBIS) in the 1980s and began admitting girls at the same time.[citation needed] The Headmaster, Mr Jack Williams, studied Chemistry at the University of Sheffield and previously taught at Magdalen College School, Oxford and Leeds Grammar School.

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