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  • Ermysted's Grammar School
    Gargrave Road
    Skipton
    North Yorkshire
    BD23 1PL
  • Head: Michael Evans
  • T 01756 792186
  • F 01756 793714
  • E admin@ermysteds.n-yorks.sch.uk
  • W www.ermysteds.n-yorks.sch.uk
  • A mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: North Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 814
  • 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..

Informal motto is 'aiming for excellence', and 'It's OK to work hard - the school runs on the work ethic,' a boy told us. The normal amount of pressure to achieve you would expect in a grammar school, but a spirit of 'friendly competition' and 'You set your own targets'.  Traditionally a rugger school, though less emphasis on it now; very keen on cricket, played in all weathers (county level success); became Yorkshire hockey champion without its being a school sport - just went in for the competition and won it... 

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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 Head Master - applications welcomed at any time. Requirements are a minimum of 6 GCSEs (ie 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). A reference from the applicant's present school is also requested.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since September 2016, Michael Evans, previously deputy head at St Olave’s Grammar School in Kent.

Academic matters

High achievers. At A level in 2016, 67 per cent A*-B with 40 per cent A*/A; most do four along with general studies; AQA Bacc (very good EPQ results); last Ofsted rated teaching outstanding. Non-standard subjects: Latin, classical civilisation, economics (the room presided over by three plaster gnomes sitting on the window sill - the Gnomes of Zurich?), psychology, critical thinking. Also government and politics, drama and theatre studies, PE and French, open to the Girls' High; will run subjects for just one or two students. Strong maths, chemistry, biology, economics, English language and literature, German, history. The very bright have been taking first year Open University courses as well (YASS modules) through science specialism funding - alas,...

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