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Welcome from the Principal

Penistone Grammar School is thriving. With first class teaching, a ‘values driven’ approach to learning and a strong school community, PGS provides an excellent educational experience for students from year 7 through to year 13.


Everything we do is driven by our core values (Aim High; Be Determined; Be Brave; Be Supportive; Be Proud) and is underpinned by honesty, integrity and respect. We believe the potential our students hold in terms of their personal achievement is limitless and our aim is to empower them so that they can go forward, prepared for whatever challenges they may face with absolute confidence, knowing they have the skills and qualities needed to succeed.

We are extremely proud of the academic success of our students and have cemented our position as one of the top secondary schools in the region. We pride ourself on ensuring all our students are given the support they need to make excellent progress, regardless of their starting point or context. On average, students make nearly half a grade better progress than their peers nationally and over 81% of students left us last year with a grade 4 or higher in English and Mathematics at GCSE, with many students obtaining the new, elite, grade 9.


Our Post-16 provision is even more impressive. In 2018 over 46% of all grades secured at A Level were A* and A, placing us in the top 1% of A Level providers nationally. As a result, we have record numbers of students applying to study with us for a wide range of A Level qualifications. We offer a personalised approach to support which ensures that almost all our students are able to secure their university place (including within the Russell Group and Oxbridge) or apprenticeship of choice.


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 a values driven, educational experience that enables our students to be well rounded, confident individuals. We are a happy school and we encourage our students to follow their interests, develop new skills and more importantly, fully enjoy everything that Penistone Grammar School has to offer.

Mr P Crook