It is a real honour to lead Batley Grammar School as it continues to provide a high quality educational experience to this local community, as it has done since 1612. Batley Grammar, throughout it’s history, has always looked to the future so that the whole educational experience inspires our pupils and enables them to thrive and, in so doing, prepare them for adult life as confident, independent and respectful members of this community. As an ‘all through’ school we provide a unique opportunity for students to enjoy continuity in their education from key stage one to four.
All staff at the school are keen to offer a wide range of opportunities to help broaden the experiences and educate the whole person, ranging from a vast array of sporting clubs, the unique chance to join the Combined Cadet Force and a variety of educational trips and visits at all key stages. We aim to foster a ‘can do’ culture highlighted by the numbers of students who involve themselves in these opportunities. Our curriculum has evolved over the last three years to ensure that we are actively promoting good communication skills through our Communication for Learning lessons and developing key character traits that we believe will help our pupils succeed throughout their lives; resilient, curious learners with good organisation skills and a thirst for knowledge.
As the headteacher I have the privilege of seeing students working positively in the classroom with staff displaying and developing these wider skills that will enable them to be successful academically and throughout their adult lives. Our website is designed to give you an insight into all elements of life at Batley Grammar School. You will see that lessons and learning in the classroom are very important, but being a Batley Grammar School pupil is about much more than this, and I hope the pictures, articles, letters and reports give you an insight in to how we encourage our students to thrive and in so doing achieve our stated aim of being the school of choice for parents and pupils.
We welcome visitors to our school and should you wish to arrange an appointment please contact our visitor reception.
Mr John Hughes