Hipperholme & Lightcliffe High School and Sports College is a mixed comprehensive school for students aged from 11 through to 18. Located to the east of Halifax, the school provides easy access for students travelling from Halifax, Bradford and Brighouse. The school became a specialist Sports College in 2002 and comprises of well maintained, modern buildings set in over 20 acres of mature parkland. We are fortunate to enjoy such a first class learning environment.
Academic Achievement is high on the priority list at Hipperholme & Lightcliffe High School and Sports College. We are justifiably proud of our student’s excellent performance in GCSE and A Level examinations and the school is constantly engaged in efforts to bring about even further improvement. We appreciate that when measuring performance we must take account of the individual ability of each student.
Students are encouraged to enjoy learning and we provide them with an ordered environment where they are able to take advantage of the many opportunities to maximise their individual potential. However, hard work is only one aspect of life in a large comprehensive school ; we know that students react more positively if they feel part of the community and we encourage all students to take an active part in the wider aspects of school life.
Work has just begun on a new 3.5million investment project where the school is working with designers to create new facilities for technology, sixth form, learning centre, staff, support services and changing rooms. Elements of this further development will be brought into use in 2006 and by the time the scheme is completed the school will offer a modern and pleasant environment in which effective learning takes place. These facilities will be brought into use on top of the I.C.T, Music, English, Modern Foreign Languages, PE, Sport, Dance and Drama facilities which the school took ownership of back in September 2005
At Hipperholme & Lightcliffe High School and Sports College we believe that we have created an atmosphere where pupils feel comfortable, welcome and intellectually challenged. It is within this setting that we strive to achieve our aims of:
· High academic standards.
· Development of pupils’ self confidence.
· Self belief and self discipline.
· Preparation for adult life.
The school’s popularity continues to increase. Results in public examinations continue to be outstanding. Many of you may have observed two of our sixth form students on the front page of the Courier celebrating their ‘A’ Level success during the summer.
In September 2005, the school expanded into a new 12 classroom teaching block, which included extensive facilities for I.C.T, Music, English and Modern Foreign Languages. In addition, these new facilities provided a teaching room that represents a truly radical shift from traditional classroom design, delivering an extremely flexible teaching space that will enable teaching staff to meet the differing learning styles found in modern, mixed ability classes. Late in the autumn term the school will take ownership of the new dance/ drama suite and further facilities for P.E and Sport.
In addition to the £3.5million investment now being brought into use, the school is working with designers on the next phase of development, which will involve further investment of £4million and create new facilities for technology, sixth form, learning centre, staff, support services and changing rooms. Elements of this further development will be brought into use in 2006 and by the time the scheme is completed the school will offer a modern and pleasant environment in which effective learning takes place.
In September 2002, we adopted Specialist School status and it is our aim to use the status to raise standards of attainment across the whole curriculum. We believe that we have a duty to develop to their fullest potential every single child who is entrusted to our care, a responsibility the school takes very seriously.
By choosing Hipperholme & Lighctliffe High School and Sports College you will ensure that your child receives a first class education and makes the best possible use of his/her time in secondary education.
Headteacher Mrs Karen Mort