William Hulme’s Grammar School - Case Study

William Hulme’s Grammar School - Case Study

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To make an outstanding school more energy efficient, whilst improving the overall lighting throughout.


Improve lighting with as little disruption as possible whilst saving energy according to the school requirements.

William Hulme’s Grammar School is situated today on the Spring Bridge Road site in Whalley Range and was founded on 26 January 1887 as a grammar school.  It was originally named The Hulme Grammar School, in 1939 it changed its name to William Hulme’s Grammar School. Until 1975 it was a direct grant school; when this scheme was abolished, it chose to become independent. In 2006, the school announced that it was joining the state sector, abolishing all tuition fees and selection. It applied for and gained City Academy status in the state sector.

When Mr Martin Hey (Facilities Manager) from William Hulme Grammar School first contacted Lightsave LED he requested an energy efficient product to improve the lighting in all the classrooms and corridor’s. At Lightsave LED every application we undertake is unique, once we have carried out an initial survey we can assess the best possible energy efficient lighting solution for the school. 

The lighting solution that would provide the best results proved to be of our newest products, the Magnetic ballast plug and play Led tube for the classrooms, along with our 600 X 600 Led panels for the corridors.


Lightsave LED initially installed 48 tubes in one classroom along with ten Led panels in the corridors to assess the impact on the students and teachers who would have to work under the new lights with Mr Martin Hey overseeing the process.

Mr Hey confirmed that the students and teachers were more than happy with the results and commissioned Lightsave LED to carry out the installation of the whole school. Lightsave LED installed all the products in the school holidays using our 4ft Magnetic ballast Led tubes for the classrooms along with our 600X600 Led panel for the corridors.

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