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Open days being held this month at local schools; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE: s Independent Education.



IF you're looking for top class education, then take a look at the excellent schools in Huddersfield and surrounding areas.

With the cost of living rising, parents need to be sure that their money is being well spent.Which is why now, more so than ever, Batley Grammar School Batley Grammar School is a co-educational public school located at Carlinghow Hill in Upper Batley, West Yorkshire, UK. The school was founded in 1612 by the Rev. William Lee, an annual founders day service is held in his memory at Batley Parish Church, this is as he requested upon  is committed to offering great Yorkshire value.

From affordable uniforms, to manageable school fees, we offer quality without compromise, combining 400 years of educational wisdom with 21st century facilities and technology.

We still believe small is beautiful, so our comparatively high ratio of teachers to pupils results in a personalised nurturing environment. This means our pupils - aged three to 18 - are given the individual care and attention they need to thrive.

In addition to academic achievement, Batley Grammar School offers a wide range of enrichment activities, from involvement with the schools' acclaimedmusic and drama productions, to the opportunity to fly, climb and canoe with the Combined Cadet Force The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a Ministry of Defence sponsored youth organisation in the United Kingdom. Its aim is to "provide a disciplined organisation in a school so that pupils may develop powers of leadership by means of training to promote the qualities of responsibility,  (CCF CCF
abbr.
Cooperative Commonwealth Federation of Canada
) - one of the largest of its kind in Yorkshire.

What better investment is there in the current climate? Education - a gift for life.

Rastrick Independent School offers opportunities to the wider community by offering scholarships, awards and bursaries.

Rastrick is a co-educational day school from birth to 16 years offering extended facilities all the year round from 7.30 a.m. until 6.30 p.m., especially considering the needs of working parents. Caring and educating the individual, Rastrick is a family school and boasts excellent relationships with parents.

Rastrick is a centre of excellence for children of all abilities; 100% pass rate five or more GCSE GCSE
1. (in Britain) General Certificate of Secondary Education; an examination in specified subjects which replaced the GCE O level and CSE

2. Informal a pass in a GCSE examination

Noun 1.
 A*-C grades including Mathematics and English. Voted one of the Top Preparatory Schools in the Country two previous years running, In 2008, 'The Times' placed us 68th Nationally.We offer a full National Curriculum with excellent SATs results.

We have a 15 year 100% pass rate to Grammar Schools and excellent Ofsted and ISA Inspection reports. Annually our children excel in competitions and challenges: Speech and Drama, Dance, Singing, Music, Sports, The Mathematical Challenge and The World Class Tests are to name but a few. Examinations are taken in most extra-curricular activities, and the school does recognise and rejoice in those activities which children enjoy at home.

Entrance Examination for 11+ onwards, Friday January 15, 2010.

Applications for Scholarships for five - 14 year o l d s a r e w e l c o m e d. V i s i t www.rastrickschool.co.uk Please contact the headmistress head·mis·tress  
n.
A woman who is the principal of a school, usually a private school.

Noun 1. headmistress - a woman headmaster
 for a personal visit. Telephone 01484 400344.

Huddersfield Grammar School -the 2009 GCSE results for the 39 Year 11 Huddersfield Grammar School pupils were outstanding with a 97% pass rate for grades A* to C. Individual successes included Rachel Lunn who gained 10 A*s, Anumm Javed and Sam Mitchell Sam Mitchell may refer to:
  • Sam Mitchell (basketball) (born 1963), American NBA head coach
  • Sam Mitchell (footballer), Australian rules player for the Hawthorn Football Club
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 who each gained six A*s and four A grades, and James Richards James Robert Richards (July 19 1948–April 24 2007) was an American veterinarian who was a noted expert on cats. He headed the Feline Health Center of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine from 1997 until his death.  who gained seven A*s and two A grades.

"These excellent achievements reflect an exemplary year's work by the pupils and a dedicated team of staff. We are all very proud of the hard work and commitment of our young peoplewhich have led to their succ e s s e s , " s a i d headteacher Mrs Janet Straughan.

the co-Scholarship The security and sense of belonging which Huddersfield Grammar School can offer through an excellent pupil:teacher ratio and small teaching groups for children aged three to 16 years are amongst the most important factors in promoting the happiness and success of pupils through independent education.

However, as we all know, school is not just about classroom activities and parents tell us that it is the ethos of the school that attracts them.

Huddersfield Grammar School offers academic, sport andmusic scholarships intoYear 7, as well as various scholarships into Years 9 and 10, the Scholarship Entrance Examination will be held on January 30,2010. Full details of all scholarships are available from the registrar.

Our next Open Day is on Saturday January 16,2010, when visitors are welcome to come and see the School and meet the pupils and teachers. Personal visits can also be arranged at other times.

Please visit www.huddersfield-grammarschool.

co.uk for further details.

It is not surprising that academic achievement is consistently high at Silcoates School Silcoates School is a public (private) school in Wakefield, England. It was founded in 1820 as the Northern Congregational School at Silcoates House, for the board and education of the sons of non-conformist clergy; it was located close to Ossett and Horbury, which both had .The school provides the highest standards of learning and commitment to personally discover with an expectation of excellence from all.

In addition to meeting the educational needs of pupils in the 21st Century, Silcoates has an outstanding reputation for developing the whole child.

By helping them grown into ambitious, energetic and confident young adults, Silcoates equips them for life beyond school and teaches them the skills required to make a positive contribution to society.

An idyllic i·dyl·lic  
adj.
1. Of or having the nature of an idyll.

2. Simple and carefree: an idyllic vacation in a seashore cottage.
 setting and 55 acres of picturesque grounds provides a safe, secure and inspiring place to learn.

There are a wide range of sports teams, clubs and activities to choose from and students work hard to achieve their goals, as much outisde the classroom as in.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jan 16, 2010
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