Heckmondwike Grammar School


Name Heckmondwike Grammar School
Website http://www.heckgrammar.co.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address High Street, Heckmondwike, WF16 0AH
Phone Number 01924402202
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1526 (52.2% boys 47.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.4
Academy Sponsor Heckmondwike Grammar School Academy Trust
Local Authority Kirklees
Percentage Free School Meals 5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 31.3%
Persistent Absence 5.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 1.8%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Description of the school

Heckmondwike Grammar School is a larger than average selective school with a large sixth form.

It is located in a West Yorkshire industrial town which has below average levels of affluence. The proportion of students attending the school eligible for free school meals is much lower than the national average. The proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is also much lower than the national average.

More than one quarter of the students is from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds. About one fifth of the students have a first language other than English. The school is designated a specialist Technology and Modern Languages College.

It is also a... Training School. The main school buildings date back to the nineteenth century and much of this accommodation is cramped. The school has achieved a number of awards including the Quality Standard for Careers Education and Guidance and the Healthy Schools Award.

Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate