A COUNCIL chief has hailed Prince Henry's Grammar School for its "very impressive" learning culture.

Deputy Director of Learning Skills and Universal Services at Leeds City Council, Paul Brennan, enjoyed a fact-finding morning at the Otley school this week.

The visit, part of a drive to develop new relationships between the local authority and the area's schools, involved meeting the Senior Leadership Team and Student Council and popping into lessons.

Mr Brennan said: "There is a very impressive ethos across the school - the children really love being here and are proud of Prince Henry's.

"What sets the school apart is how it sees itself as part of the local and the global community.

"And the learning experiences the students have really enable them to recognise their rights and responsibilities as part of that local and global community."

Prince Henry's Headteacher Janet Sheriff, who had invited Mr Brennan, said: "We are very proud of our students and our school, so it is wonderful when other professionals from the world of education recognise and appreciate the special features and fantastic learning environment we have here."