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As the Principal, I feel privileged to lead our school at a time when our students areMs Higgins.JPG excelling in all key stages.   This year 82% of our students have achieved 5 or more A* to C grades including  English and Mathematics with the proportion of our students making good and outstanding progress significantly higher than the national figure. The number of students who have gained the top A*/A grades has increased again in 2016/17 and the performance of students within Science is amongst the best in the country. ​​​​ At Post 16 excellent results place us in the top 25% of schools nationally.
 
We have a committed and talented staff who always focus on developing the very best practice so that our first class learning facilities and ICT resources are optimised.   Students and members of the wider community benefit from state of the art sports facilities; a professional drama studio; a fully equipped catering suite and a hairdressing salon to name but a few of the specialist areas within the ALC.
 
Of course, education is much  more than examination results and our mission statement and values which were created by our students exemplify what Penistone Grammar School ALC is all about:
 
Inspiring Aspiration and Excellence
We are proud of our rich tradition of excellence, striving to achieve the highest standards and to be at the heart of our community.
 
Innovative and supportive, we bravely lead the way in delivering an educational experience that enables our students to be well rounded, confident individuals.
 
Our core values were developed by our students and lie at the heart of all that we do.
 
              
The most important part of any school is the quality of relationships. Above all, Penistone is a happy school with a supportive and welcoming environment for all students.  As a result young people grow in confidence and are able to participate in the wide range of opportunities available at Penistone.  We encourage our students to follow their interests, develop new skills and most importantly, fully enjoy all aspects of school life.
 

Ms J Higgins (Principal)