Ranked 7th in The Sunday Times Parent Survey for the North of England

We are delighted to share that Heckmondwike Grammar School has been awarded 7th position in the Sunday Times Parent Power survey for the North of England.

At Heckmondwike Grammar School we are delighted with our 2019 exam results and being ranked one of the top schools in the North of England. At GCSE, the government’s progress 8 score showed that on average, in all subjects, students ‘overachieved’ by at least half a grade compared to what was expected of them given their starting points. All of our Year 11 students secured at least five good GCSE grades and 71% of our students achieved five or more GCSEs graded 9-7. In addition, 50% of our Year 11 students secured an impressive eight or more graded 9-7.

At A level, we had similarly impressive results with 78% at grade C or better and 70% of these grades were either A*, A or B. We had over 30 students achieving all grades at A*/A with high proportions of students going on to high calibre Russel Group universities including Oxford and Cambridge.

This performance was due to the hard work and determination of our outstanding students over many years, whose thirst for knowledge is exemplary. Also the students are given tremendous support from exceptionally dedicated staff who always go the extra mile to ensure that all students reach their full potential and become the best that they can be. Our Latin school motto, ‘nil sine labore’, means nothing without work and our students and staff uphold this value in everything they do.

My congratulations to all students in the class of 2019 and also my thanks to a wonderful team of staff.


Peter Roberts


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