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The North Halifax Grammar School

The North Halifax Grammar School

Established in 1985 and located in Illingworth, Halifax, The North Halifax Grammar School is a co-educational state grammar school with academy status. The institution boasts a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum designed to foster academic excellence, aligning with its motto, "Living to learn, learning to live." Emphasizing contemporary research and guidance, the curriculum undergoes regular evaluations to ensure the school cultivates top-notch scientists, linguists, and historians.

Complementing its academic focus, the school places significant importance on extracurricular activities, offering a diverse array including the renowned choral group, boxing, book club, coding club, and creative writing. The institution is often described by both staff and students as having a "family-like" atmosphere, fostering inclusivity and providing a safe environment that encourages everyone to learn and perform at their best. The school's commitment extends beyond academic pursuits, aiming to develop each student's character to create confident 21st-century citizens.

Demonstrating the success of its academic approach, The North Halifax Grammar School consistently achieves exceptional results in GCSE and A-Level examinations. In the latest assessments, an impressive 76% of students secured grades 7-9 in English, with 63% excelling in GCSE mathematics. Additionally, the school garnered over 100 A* grades in A-Levels. Recognizing its quality and work ethic, Ofsted awarded the school an "Outstanding" score in its most recent inspection.

County / Area:
Co-educational Grammar School

The school does not have a defined catchment area.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5 applicants for every place
North Halifax Grammar School , Holmfield, Moor Bottom Road, Halifax, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
GL Assessment
Paper 1: English and Verbal Reasoning
Paper 2: Non-Verbal Reasoning and Mathematics

The 11 Plus examination at The North Halifax Grammar School comprises two tests:

1. English and Verbal Reasoning

2. Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning

These tests, developed by GL Assessment, will have age-standardised scores.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
March 2024
June 2024

You will receive the results either through email, an online link, or a letter dispatched via first-class post.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning & Mathematics).  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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The North Halifax Grammar School
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