The School Ethos

Student in Art ClassWe are committed to ensuring that all children receive a first class education that prepares them thoroughly for the future and allows them to play an active role in the life of the school and wider community.


Every child is strongly encouraged to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and has the opportunity to go on trips at home and abroad. We believe that it is important to develop the whole child to prepare him or her for the challenges of the modern world. All children are able to develop their leadership and interpersonal skills whilst gaining self-confidence and a healthy sense of self-worth. By taking part regularly in extra-curricular and subject enrichment activities, each child is better prepared for any interview in the future.

Teaching and Learning

This is the core of everything we do. We maintain high academic standards and we have high expectations of what every child can achieve. Indeed, every child is entitled to an outstanding learning experience every lesson, every day. All teachers are highly qualified subject specialists and receive high quality professional development to ensure that they can be excellent teachers. Similarly, all members of the support staff have excellent professional qualifications and receive high quality professional development to ensure that they can create the conditions for first class teaching and learning.

House System

The House system fosters healthy competition in a wide range of sports and activities emphasising loyalty, commitment, good sportsmanship and a sense of fair play. Every child is a member of a House and engages regularly in House activities, with a House assembly once a week to reinforce the sense of community and belonging.

Opportunities for All

We expect every child to achieve the best possible academic qualifications and make the most of all the opportunities provided by the school. We overcome any barriers to making progress. Whatever a child’s starting point, we ensure that he or she makes outstanding progress and is fully equipped for the challenges of adult life. Any obstacles to learning are dealt with by our Student Services and Pastoral teams and our personalised curriculum pathways ensure that every child succeeds.

Sense of Community

William Hulme’s Grammar School is a vibrant, multicultural school that welcomes children from all backgrounds and beliefs. Our children play an active role in the school and wider community of south Manchester and we involve parents every step of the way in their children’s education.

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