In October 2009, the school was judged 'Good' by Ofsted H M inspectors. They found that: "William Hulme's Grammar School is a good and improving academy with a strong inclusive ethos. It is a welcoming place where pupils are valued as individuals and achieve well, both academically and personally".
In 2010 the school received an Ofsted inspection of our MFL provision.
In January 2013 we were very pleased to hear from Ofsted that an Ofsted internal assessment has taken place which indicates that we have sustained our performance and (if this continues) we will not be inspected before the summer term of 2014.