The countdown is on at Hipperholme Grammar School as organisers get set to stage a special event this month to raise funds for a huge restoration project for its historic school hall.

The school has earmarked its first phase of work to include rebuilding the main wall of the 18th Century School Hall to enhance its fantastic features which includes a clock tower and large rectangular windows first built in 1782.

Historic School Hall

The school needs £20,000 for this first phase of work and to encourage donations, staff and pupils will be holding a special fundraising campaign at the school’s next Brodleians Reunion, which takes place on-site in Bramley Lane, Halifax, on June 15th, from 6.30pm-8pm.

The special reunion will include a presentation for long-serving mathematics teacher, Caroline Stead, following 25 years at the school. There will be a commemoration of the tree planted last year in memory of former pupil Rowan Sollitt as well as school performances and a chance for people to catch-up with old school friends and staff during the evening too.

Attendees will then have the chance to include their name and association to the school on a plaque which is planned to be displayed in the revamped hall.

The event welcomes everyone with a connection to Hipperholme Grammar School, whether alumni, staff, governors, current pupils or parents.

Jackie Griffiths, Headteacher at Hipperholme Grammar School, said: “We are so excited for this first phase of work to get underway and preserve the amazing features of such a historic building.

“This is a fantastic chance for anyone with a connection to Hipperholme Grammar School to be a part of something special. It should be a brilliant evening for people to reunite and see what our plans are for the future of our Hipperholme Grammar School family.”

To donate funds for the restoration project, call 01422 202256 or email

Further updates are available via the school’s social media pages on Facebook, by searching ‘Hipperholme Grammar School Foundation’, and on Twitter @HipperholmeGS.