The Mirfield Free Grammar & Mirfield College
Kirklees, United Kingdom
About The Mirfield Free Grammar & Mirfield College
Founded in 1667 The Mirfield Free Grammar and Mirfield College has a long established tradition of success and promotes values such as respect, honesty, integrity, morality and courtesy. We strive for excellence in everything we do. The MFG is a vibrant learning environment; everything we do, every decision we make is focused on the students and how we can inspire them to achieve the very best for themselves academically and personally.
We work hard to maintain a happy and well-run Academy, where students feel confident to thrive and develop. We strive to make our Academy a place of sound, stimulating and appropriate learning, where every student can achieve his/her potential. We create a caring community where great emphasis is placed upon good relationships and partnerships to encourage respect, understanding, co-operation and collaboration.
Our vision is “Everyone Exceptional Every day” and this together with our mission statement ‘To enable our students and staff to achieve their best’ drives our ethos.
Our values are:
• Respect: recognise, understand and celebrate differences;
• Integrity: truth and honesty in all we do in and out of the academy;
• Team Work: work together effectively and efficiently;
• Aspiration: be the best you can be.
Our staff lead by example and work hard to ensure that our young people feel happy, valued and secure, but equally they endeavour to enthuse them with a sense of aspiration, optimism and ambition. Work ethic is important and so is attitude. We encourage a ‘can do’ attitude in relation to both work and play, and our expectations are extremely high.
Mirfield is a small West Yorkshire town and lies on the A644 between Dewsbury & Huddersfield. Surrounded by rolling hills and fields there are many lovely views in Mirfield, one of the nicest being from the staff room window! Mirfield has a wealth of historical figures associated with it such as Robin Hood, the Luddites and the Bronte’s. More recently, it has produced such fine actors as Patrick Stewart who is also a patron of the school. Situated very close to the M62, M1 and the A1, Mirfield is within very easy access of most of the North particularly Manchester, Liverpool, York, Sheffield and Hull. There is a lot of beautiful countryside to explore and for those who prefer the city life, Mirfield is easily commutable from the vibrant and exciting Leeds city centre.