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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.co.uk
  • 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…

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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 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).
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since September 2016, Michael Evans (early 40s). Previously deputy head at St Olave’s Grammar School in Orpington. Studied maths at Durham University. He relocated from the south east with his young family to move to Skipton 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 at Ermysted’s. ‘You have to walk the walk,’ he says; but while choosing to teach may help his leadership and the school’s budget, it’s...

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