Skip to main content
  • Ermysted's Grammar School
    Gargrave Road
    Skipton
    North Yorkshire
    BD23 1PL
  • Head: Michael Evans
  • T 01756 792186
  • F 01756 793714
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.ermysteds.co.uk
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: North Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 821; sixth formers: 230
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: July
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 22nd October 2008
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 18th October 2005
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Most parents say that the school’s high academic standards were a major factor in choosing Ermysted’s. ‘It promotes academic achievement without feeling like an exam machine,’ said one mum. The traditional and the modern seem to go hand in hand with ease at Ermysted’s. One striking tradition the school keeps up is an annual whole school sponsored cross-country race…

Read review »

What the school says...

Entry to Ermysted's Grammar School at age 11 is overseen by the LA. The entry tests consist of verbal and non-verbal reasoning (VR and NVR). Entry into other years, (ie years 8 to 11 inclusive) if places are available, is via testing in curriculum based subjects (mathematics, English, science). If interested, contact the Head Master.

For entry into the sixth form contact the School. Requirements are a minimum of 6 GCSEs (grades A* - C) with grade B in the subjects to be followed at AS level (there are a few exceptions such as in mathematics where a grade A is required).
...Read more

What the parents say...

No comments received for Ermysted's Grammar School

Please login to post a comment.

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since 2016, Michael Evans (early 40s). Previously deputy head at St Olave’s Grammar School in Orpington. Studied maths at Durham University. He relocated with his young family and loves living in North Yorkshire. Began his career as an investment banker. After an unsatisfying few years - ‘I’m not motivated by money’ - he retrained as a teacher. He comes from a ‘family of teachers’ in Gloucestershire and was state educated himself at the local comprehensive. Unlike banking, he says he finds teaching ‘very rewarding’ and, unusually for a head, he continues to teach an upper sixth A level maths class. ‘You have to walk the walk,’ he says; but while choosing to teach may help his leadership and the school’s budget, it’s primarily a personal decision to keep on doing something he clearly...

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Who goes where

  Zoopla sale properties   Zoopla rent properties   Hide Zoopla markers

Powered by Zoopla

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

regularly
most years
quite often
infrequently
sometimes, but not in this year

Who came from where


Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews:

30,000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory
 Instant access to in-depth UK school reviews
 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools
 Independent tutor company reviews

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

The Good Schools Guide subscription

GSG Blog >    In the news >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

The Good Schools Guide Newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

Tired of London schools? There’s plenty of life elsewhere…

 
 

For a limited time get one month's Good Schools Guide subscription free with any purchase of The Good Schools Guide London North and London South