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Hipperholme Grammar School

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Established  1648
Religion  Church of England
Chair of Governors  Chris Redfearn
Motto  Doctrina Fortior Armis
Founded  1648
Gender  Mixed-sex education
Type  Independent school
Headmaster  J. D. Williams
Phone  +44 1422 202256
Number of students  371
Staff  51
Hipperholme Grammar School
Location  Bramley Lane Hipperholme Halifax West Yorkshire HX3 8JE England
Address  Bramley Ln, Hipperholme, Halifax HX3 8JE, UK

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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

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. 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.

Notable alumni

  • Richard Alexander – TV presenter and producer
  • Gary Cady – actor, restaurateur
  • Lawrence Heyworth – Radical MP and merchant
  • Danny McNamara – singer
  • Richard McNamara – guitarist
  • Sir Robert Peel – Victorian era Prime Minister and creator of the Metropolitan police
  • Laurence Sterne – 18th-century author and satirist
  • Donald Thompson – former Conservative MP
  • Paddy Tipping – former Labour MP
  • Professor Nicholas Wilson  – University of Leeds
  • References

    Hipperholme Grammar School Wikipedia

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