“Our School is a caring Christian community. Within this environment we aim to develop individuals of character who can achieve their full potential; can think for themselves; will want to continue learning; and will become responsible members of society.”
Hutton Church of England Grammar School and Sixth Form is a popular, Voluntary Aided comprehensive school with specialist status in Mathematics and Computing, situated near Preston. The school admits boys only in Year 7 and there are 676 currently on roll in Years 7-11. Both boys and girls are admitted to the Sixth Form where there are currently 200 students on roll. The school has an excellent reputation and is over-subscribed in most year groups.
Students come to Hutton from a wide geographical area across South Ribble, Preston, Chorley and West Lancashire and are from a variety of social, cultural, religious and economic backgrounds. It is common for there to be more than 40 feeder primary schools in a Year 7 intake. The number of students receiving Free School Meals is below the national average.
Examination results at GCSE are above the national average for boys. In 2016 more than 80% achieved the benchmark grades A*-C in English and Maths and progress is excellent. Half of the grades awarded to our students at GCSE were A*-B in 2016. Our Sixth Form students also achieve outstanding results with just under half of all grades awarded in 2016 being A*, A or B.
Quality education is not just about academic results and a broad curriculum. Extra-curricular enrichment and a safe, nurturing environment are just as important. Parents regularly comment in our questionnaires that their children feel safe at school; behaviour is good and students are well looked after by the staff. We are proud of the commitment and dedication that our students show, not only in their studies, but in extra-curricular activities and raising funds for charitable causes.
We have a reputation nationally for our competitive prowess in traditional sports such as rugby, cricket and athletics and we aim to give all students an appetite for participating in physical activity as part of a healthy and happy life.
We also have thriving music and drama departments, giving students the opportunity to share their talents in our regular concerts and musical theatre productions. Clubs and activities on offer include choir, band, jazz band, rock school and musical theatre group.
Students can join a wide variety of clubs including chess club, gardening club, games club, film-making club, war-hammer club or science club. The Art rooms are open at lunch times for students to work. There is also a homework club or they can go to the Library to sit and read or to play chess, draughts or scrabble.
Students regularly raise funds for charitable causes. Some of the charities that we have supported in the last year include: St Catherine’s Hospice; the North West Air Ambulance Service; the SPACE centre; Children In Need; Movember; Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child); Help for Heroes; Motor Neurone Disease Association; Reuben’s Retreat; Genetic Disorders UK (Jeans for Genes); the RSPCA and Galloway’s Society for the Blind.
Students also play an active role in decision making and plans for school improvement through the School Council and Sixth Form Council.
The core values of accomplishment, humility and service underpin everything we do at Hutton and our students leave the school with a strong connection to their community, well prepared for the challenges they will be faced with in their future.
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