Welcome to Hanson



Hanson serves the population of North Bradford incorporating the communities of Eccleshill, Idle, Wrose, Bolton Woods and Undercliffe, and provides access to all day learning opportunities for our families and our community.

Hanson is a larger than average 11 to 19 mixed comprehensive school with a good reputation in the City of Bradford. We have 1570 students on roll including 290 in the sixth form.

We are committed to ensuring that talent is nurtured in a safe, orderly and stimulating learning environment. We believe that every child does matter and that by becoming fully involved in their learning, they will get the most out of their time with us and that their learning experiences will be both enjoyable and successful. We are immensely proud of the achievements of all our students and enjoy celebrating them as a school community.

There is a huge emphasis on high academic and personal achievement. We are committed to raising standards of achievement for all students and provide extra support for students throughout the educational spectrum. Hanson is a happy and supportive school which offers a range of educational, social and cultural opportunities to all its young people.

Hanson School is served by new buildings. We have state of the art Sports facilities, practical Science and Technology rooms, modern Media and Creative Arts suites and a variety of learning bases. All of these rooms are served by an innovative ICT solution, with over 1,500 pieces of computer equipment.


Hanson is especially proud of our on site Additional Resource Centre (ARC) in which students with additional needs can be supported using up to date specialist equipment and resources. The ARC supports Visually Impaired (VI) and Hearing Impaired (HI) students at the school by providing a personalised programme that includes learning in mainstream lessons and alternative specialised provision.


Hanson also hosts the Goals sports complex (one dance studio, ten floodlit astro turf courts and a full size floodlit football pitch) as well the Pulse fitness suite that students have access to. The school has an impressive range of extra curricular, cultural and sporting opportunities for our students.


Hanson is at an exciting transformational stage of development and we have high aspirations for our future success. I am very proud and privileged to be Headteacher at Hanson and welcome you to our website and our school.

Learn, Lead, Achieve.


Mr. Richard Woods

Head Teacher


“The headteacher is passionately committed to the school’s improvement and has gained the respect and support of students, staff and governors. He has raised expectations of students’ behaviour and their progress. The strong senior leadership team supports him well.” OFSTED January 2018