About us

Hipperholme & Lightcliffe High School and Sports College is a successful, vibrant and high achieving comprehensive school. We are passionate about education and believe it has the power to transform and enrich the lives of the young people within our care. We value the achievements of every single young person at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe and the determination to secure the very best educational outcomes for the students within our care is our strongest motivation.

In September 2002, we became a Specialist Sports College and have built on that success to become a ‘High Performing Sports College’. Our specialism gives the school a strong heartbeat and truly permeates the ethos of both the school and its community. We are proud to lead sports development nationally and locally and leadership opportunities for students across the age and ability range are outstanding.

At Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, the commitment of our staff, the quality of our facilities and the diversity of our curriculum provide students with a broad range of challenging learning and sporting experiences. High expectations within a caring and supporting ethos empowers everyone to realise their true potential. Young people and their achievements are at the heart of all that we do and we have created an atmosphere in school that promotes high academic standards, mutual respect, creativity and sporting excellence. Above all, students at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe work hard, enjoy their learning and achieve.

We are extremely proud of our students. They are confident, friendly, articulate and thoughtful young people who continually impress us with their energy, talents and willingness to better themselves. They have a strong sense of identity and they are our best ambassadors. We regularly celebrate and recognise the many and varied successes of individuals and are proud of our inclusive approach.

In addition, our outstanding extra-curricular provision involves students in a wide range of opportunities, challenges and experiences outside the classroom. Our success depends on well established partnerships and positive relationships between staff, parents/carers, governors and the wider community. This is a real strength of the school and we look forward to building those links when your son / daughter joins us.

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe is a high achieving, forward thinking and energetic school where we never stand still. We constantly strive for excellence and value our students, providing strong academic and pastoral support to enable them to achieve their goals.


Head as from June 2013

Helen Morgan

Head of School