Hillcrest Grammar School

Hillcrest Grammar School

Hillcrest Grammar School in Stockport, Cheshire is an independent day school with around 350 pupils aged 2½ to 16. The school was founded as a boys preparatory school in 1940 in Bramhall. It became co-educational in 1950s and also started to take pupils up to age 16 and added Grammar to its title [ cite web
title = Independent Schools Inspectorate report, 2004
accessdate = 2008-02-09
] . The school moved in 1983 to the former “Stockport High School for Girls” building built in 1910 cite web
title = Hillcrest Grammar School, Advert for Deputy Head (google cache)
accessdate = 2008-02-09
] in the Cale Green district of Stockport, close to Davenport railway station. The old part of the building is locally listed. A sports hall with 4 badminton courts was built in 1994 and a new pre-preparatory department in 2003.

Hillcrest is accredited by the Independent Schools Council [ cite web
title = Hillcrest Grammar School, Independent Schools Council
accessdate = 2008-02-09
] .The school is owned and operated by a registered charity "Hillcrest Grammar School (Bramhall Educational Trust Limited)" [ cite web
title = Hillcrest Grammar School(Bramhall Educational Trust Limited), Charity Commission
accessdate = 2008-02-09
] which is also a limited company [cite web
title = Hillcrest Grammar School(Bramhall Educational Trust Limited), Company No. 00859128, Companies House
accessdate = 2008-02-09
] .

The school is non-denomonational and largely non-selective, with admission by interview.

Past pupils include TV presenter Yvette Fielding, known especially as the youngest presenter of "Blue Peter".

External links

* [http://www.hillcrest.stockport.sch.uk/ Hillcrest Grammar School]


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