Titus Salt School
New school buildings under construction in 2008
Higher Coach Road

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BD17 5RH

Coordinates53°50′32″N 1°47′38″W / 53.84219°N 1.79399°W / 53.84219; -1.79399Coordinates: 53°50′32″N 1°47′38″W / 53.84219°N 1.79399°W / 53.84219; -1.79399
TypeCommunity school
MottoTogether, resilient, ambitious, caring
FounderSir Titus Salt
Local authorityCity of Bradford
Department for Education URN107395 Tables
Head teacherMr Ian Morrel
Staff140 (approx.)
Age11 to 18
Enrolmentc. 1,387
  • A Pinch of Salt
Former nameSalt Grammar School
Former pupilsOld Saltians

Titus Salt School formerly called Salt Grammar School located in Baildon, West Yorkshire, England is a former grammar school, now a mixed comprehensive school, for students aged 11–18. It is a specialist school in Mathematics and Computing. The Headteacher is Ian Morrel, who took up the role in September 2012.

Academic standards

The Ofsted report of their inspection of 31 January – 4 February 2005 said "Salt Grammar School is an effective school and specialist mathematics and computing college in which standards are rising. There is a way to go, but the school has an outstandingly clear sense of purpose and all the right measures are in place for all students to keep on doing well. Leadership and governance are very good. Parents and students are supportive of a school that provides a good quality of education, has a cost-effective sixth form and provides good value for money."[1]

Years 7–13

Students are taught many subjects including:

Year 7 – Maths, Science, English, a Language (one of either French, Spanish or German), Music, PE, Opening Minds, IT, Food Technology/Textile Technology, Product Design, Geography, History, RE and Art.

Year 8 & 9 – Maths, Science, English, two Languages (two out of French, Spanish and German), Music, PE, Performing Arts, IT, Food Technology/Textile Technology, Product Design, Geography, History, RE (Year 8 only), Ethics (Year 9 only) and Art.

Year 10 and Year 11 students are taught subjects that they have chosen to take as a GCSE or BTEC. Core subjects (subjects that students must be taught) are: English, Maths, Science, PHSCE, Ethics, IT and PE.

Year 12 and 13 (6th Form) students are taught subjects they chose to take as an A Level or BTEC.

The School

19th century school buildings
19th century school buildings

When Sir Titus Salt founded his school, it was at a different site on Victoria Road in Saltaire, opposite his Victoria Hall, where it was still located in the late 1940s/early 1950s. Until around 1945, the school was segregated into boys' and girls' sections, collectively called Salt's High Schools. In those days, it was a grammar school, whereas today it is a comprehensive school.

1963 school buildings, demolished after 2008
1963 school buildings, demolished after 2008

The current Titus Salt School is housed in a new building constructed under the former Labour government's Building Schools for the Future scheme. Titus Salt School was shortlisted for this scheme and subsequently won permission to build. In September 2008, the school opened to students and the old building (Salt Grammar School) was demolished shortly after.


Notable former pupils

Salt Grammar School


  1. ^ "Inspection Report – Salt Grammar School", Ofsted, 22 April 2005
  2. ^ "Salt Grammar School", accessed 8 February 2008
  3. ^ "Vernon Kay hosts David Jefferies Awards Dinner" Archived 5 May 2004 at the Wayback Machine, David Jefferies Memorial Fund, 1 November 2007, accessed 8 February 2008

Further reading

A century of model-village schooling: the Salt Grammar School, 1868–1968 by John Waddington-Feather. Bingley: Craven Enterprises, 1968.