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 J. D. Williams
Chair of Governors Chris Redfearn
Location Bramley Lane

West Yorkshire
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.

Lightcliffe Preparatory School merged with Hipperholme Grammar School in 2003, under the Hipperholme Grammar Schools Foundation, and was subsequently renamed as Hipperholme Grammar Junior School.[1]

The school has it origins in 1529 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 of the current school houses, Broadley and Sunderland, are named after the founders.

In 1783 a new school hall was constructed, designed by Longbottom. Originally an all-boys school, it became independent (ISA, AGBIS) in the 1980s and began admitting girls at the same time.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Tributes for Jacky, a headteacher for 30 years". www.halifaxcourier.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-21. 
  2. ^ Newbigging, Thomas (1893), History of the Forest of Rossendale (Second ed.), The Rossendale Free Press, pp. 241–242 
  3. ^ "Sir Robert Peel". Tamworth. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Examiner, Huddersfield (2011-01-18). "Brighouse snowboarder Katie Ormerod ranked second at European Open". huddersfieldexaminer. Retrieved 2017-05-21. 

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