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  • Ermysted's Grammar School
    Gargrave Road
    North Yorkshire
    BD23 1PL
  • Head: Michael Evans
  • T 01756 792186
  • F 01756 793714
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  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: North Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 830; sixth formers: 255
  • 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 - which is mandatory for all 800-odd pupils. By the sixth form, however, more sedentary types do have the option to swap PE lessons for private study or local volunteering…

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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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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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