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Hipperholme Grammar Junior School celebrate centenary with new motto

PUBLISHED: 00:00 19 February 2015

New head of Hipperholme Junior School Sarah Weller with pupils Luchia Shaw and William Bentley

New head of Hipperholme Junior School Sarah Weller with pupils Luchia Shaw and William Bentley

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A new head teacher launches an exciting learning journey

Former head teacher of Hipperholme Junior School Louise Reynolds with pupilsFormer head teacher of Hipperholme Junior School Louise Reynolds with pupils

A new head teacher, Sarah Weller, is now in post at Hipperholme Grammar Junior School near Halifax. Her appointment follows the retirement of Louise Reynolds who led the independent school for six years.

Mrs Weller was previously head of Key Stage 2, and her arrival marks a new era for the school which celebrates its 100th anniversary this month. ‘I am delighted to take up the headship after a long and happy teaching career at Hipperholme Grammar Junior School (HGJS). With Mrs Reynolds and our talented team of staff, parents and pupils, we have created a unique learning environment, combining small class sizes and excellent teaching with traditional values,’ said Mrs Weller.

‘However, we are focussed on the future and this is the beginning of a new chapter which I am excited to be part of. Education is a journey and using our initials, I have introduced a new school motto which I feel is significant of the approach here at HGJS: Here Great Journeys Start!’

Mrs Weller grew up in Brighouse and still lives in the town with her husband and two teenage children.

After leaving Brighouse Girls Grammar School, she gained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Leeds University, but her study of education and teaching practice took place in and around Scarborough.

‘I still like to visit Scarborough and have fond memories of my time there,’ said Mrs Weller. ‘In fact, the whole family welcomed in the New Year by watching fireworks on the beach at North Bay. It felt special to be celebrating this new phase of my teaching career in the town where it all began.’

All the staff, parents and pupils at the school wish Mrs Weller many happy years in her new role and success in leading the children on their exciting learning journey.

About the Foundation

The Hipperholme Grammar School Foundation is an Independent school providing education for three to 18 year-olds. There is an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities emphasising the Foundation’s commitment to ensure that pupils succeed not only academically, but also in their personal development. The Foundation has scholarships in a range of subjects including music, choral and sports.

hgsf.org.uk

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