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Letter from our Principal Mr P Crook

​(W/C  20/11/17)


Post-16 Open Evening

Thursday 9 November 2017​

Great ​to see so many prospective students at our Post 16 Open Evening. We look forward to receiving your applications and meeting you all again soon!


Ofsted Inspection Outcome​

We are pleased to now be able to share with parents/carers a letter from the Lead Inspector, Lee Styles, following the recent Ofsted inspection of Penistone Grammar School ALC.

To download a copy of the letter from the Lead Inspector please  C​lic​k here


Principal & Vice Principal October Letter to Parents/Carers 

Before our first rewards event at the end of this term a letter from our Principal Jo Higgins and Vice Principal Paul Crook has recently been emailed to parents/carers  reflecting everything that has happened over the past few weeks.

To download a copy of the letter please  C​lick here


National Funding Formula

At the end of last term the Government announced a reallocation from within the Education budget which freed up £1.3bn for schools. 

Please click here to download a letter from the Chair of Governors regarding the National Funding Formula and great news for Penistone Grammar School.​​

Lunch Menu information for Parents/Carers

For information regarding our lunch menu details Click​​​ h​ere 

Principal's Monthly Update

Our Monthly Update for February 20​17 ​​​ from our Principal Jo Higgins celebrates all the amazing things happening at Penistone Grammar School ALC.   ​

To download a copy of the February edition please  Click here

Please click here ​to direct you to our Newsletters section of the website​


Dear All​

As this is my first official week as Principal of Penistone Grammar School Advanced Learning Centre I wanted to write and let you know just how proud I am to be leading our school. It is a real privilege to take up this post and particularly to be working with such an incredible group of students and fantastic team of staff. 

Last week was an emotional one for us, as we said goodbye to Jo Higgins, who had been Principal for over 10 years. However; the position she has left the school in is one of strength and I am excited at the prospect of working with you over the coming years to ensure we can achieve even greater success for our young people.

I will be writing to you again over the course of the coming weeks to share with you all that is amazing about our school, its students and its staff, as well as setting out my vision and priorities for the next stage of the school's journey.

In the interim, should you have any questions I would encourage you to contact the school via the main email address (​

Mr P Crook (Principal)

Welcome to ​Penistone Grammar School

Penistone Grammar School ALC is an 11 to 18 maintained school located in the market town of Penistone. Thriving and oversubscribed for both Year 7 and Post-16, the school has strong traditions and a well established reputation. Academic achievements are consistently high at all key stages, significantly above the national average.

Our website is designed to give you an up to date insight into the richness of school life. Education is so much more than academic success and we take great pride and pleasure in celebrating our students' many talents and achievements. As you will see, Penistone students embody the school's 5 core values: Aim high; be determined; be brave; be supportive and be proud. As a result they are encouraged to 'Never Stop Flying' in school life and beyond going out into the world with the confidence to make their  dreams a reality.

P Crook  (Principal)