Yorkshire Kirklees Grammar Schools

Heckmondwike Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates: September ​https://www.heckgrammar.co.uk/admissions/admissions-calendar/

Ofsted Report: Converted to an Academy, rated as outstanding prior.https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/107785https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/136283

Test Type: CEM

Official information from schools website.

Papers will test a range of reasoning skills in a variety of contexts and they are designed to be predictors of likely future performance. The results from each paper will be standardised, age-weighted and combined into a total standardised age score.




The school doesn’t explicitly state which system they use for there entrance exams but the following websites all corroborate the fact that the CEM exam is used at this school.




The school has excellent links with with National Governing bodies, local sports clubs and professional sports organisations including the RFL , RFU and White Rose football academy to provide pathways for elite sports performance, leadership and officiating. Development coaches contribute to curriculum lessons and set up pathways for pupils to extend their participation via local and professional clubs both as performers, officials and coaches.

Our PE department also runs an annual whole school sports day held at the Princess Mary athletics stadium and a swimming gala at Spenborough swimming complex.

Pupils in key stage 4 and 5 are given the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

Our Soul Band have regularly performed at the Marsden Jazz Festival and Music for Youth Festival, as well as at a variety of external concerts in the local community. The schools own Theatre In Education company regularly performs to local junior schools and we have taken part in the National Shakespeare Schools Festival.


The sports department also runs a number of trips including a junior and senior ski trip to Austria and America as well as a residential outdoor pursuits trip to the Lake District for Year 9 pupils.


GCSE Results

  • 56 students with ten or more 9-7 and A*/A grades
  • 100 students with eight or more 9-7 and A*/A grades
  • 142 students with five or more 9-7 and A*/A grades
  • 71% of our students who achieved five or more 9-7.

In addition, 50% of our Year 11 students secured an impressive eight or more 9-7. Our headline figure of 9-7 grades is 58%, which is very pleasing.