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  • Skipton Girls' High School
    Gargrave Road
    Skipton
    North Yorkshire
    BD23 1QL
  • Head: Mrs J Plews
  • T 01756 707600
  • F 01756 707613
  • E sghs@sghs.org.uk
  • W www.sghs.org.uk
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: North Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 795; sixth formers: 235
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: November
  • 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 Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 5th March 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Outstanding engineering opportunities – has national reputation for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) teaching and works with local schools to promote it. Drama (supported by Judi Dench and Celia Imrie – classy) takes place in trad school hall or big Judi Dench Studio, with fetching purple curtains, also used for dance (modern rather than ballet - no barre). The unexceptional exterior is entry to an excitingly futuristic learning world. You sense that these are girls who will not be…

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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Food Technology at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since 2014, Mrs Jenn Plews, previously head of academy since 2013.

Academic matters

In 2016, 43 per cent of A level entries graded A*/A. Classes rarely over 20. Options include engineering, also PE, taken at nearby Ermysted's Grammar School for boys, some of whom take subjects at Skipton Girls' High. ‘Boys have a more challenging, risk taking approach, which benefits the girls,’ says head. Biology, maths, Eng lit, history, government and politics all strong. Psychology very popular, small numbers for mod langs. All do AS general studies and can choose the A level. Also AS critical thinking.

Very good value added and consistently impressive results at key stage 4 – very high ranking nationally. In 2016, 65 per cent A*/A grades at GCSE. Key stage 4 starts in year 9: girls can...

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