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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. 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] In 2017, the Junior School and the Senior School were merged into one building. Notable former pupils[edit] See also: Category:People educated at Hipperholme Grammar School

Statue to Sir Robert Peel in London, in February 2012

Richard Alexander – TV presenter and producer Sir Gordon Duff, Principal since 2014 of St Hilda's College, Oxford, and Chairman from 2013-14 of the MHRA George Stanley Faber, theologian Lawrence Heyworth – radical MP and merchant[2] John Dyson Hutchinson, Liberal MP from 1877-82 Courtney Kenny (Liberal politician) Wilf Lunn, prop maker Danny McNamara – singer Richard McNamara – guitarist Katie Ormerod – snowboarder[3] Sir Robert Peel – Victorian era Prime Minister and creator of the Metropolitan police [4] Percy Sladen, biologist Laurence Sterne – 18th-century author and satirist Sir Donald Thompson – Conservative MP from 1979-83 for Sowerby and 1983-97 for Calder Valley Paddy Tipping – Nottinghamshire PCC since 2012, and Labour MP from 1991-2012 for Sherwood David Wadsworth, Chief Education Officer from 1989-96 for Bedfordshire Professor Nicholas Wilson  – University of Leeds

References[edit]

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

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Crossley Heath School North Halifax Grammar School

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William Henry Smith School

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Hipperholme Grammar School Rastrick Independent School Rishworth School

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Calderdale College The Maltings College

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