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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 [email protected]
  • W www.sghs.org.uk
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: North Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 850; 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..

Won the UK wide 2017 Enthuse Award STEM Secondary School of the Year and offers outstanding engineering opportunities for pupils as well as working with local schools to promote it.  Some girls told us that they feel that the arts do not receive the same recognition as STEM subjects here and using the last year’s newsletters as a barometer we would agree.  They therefore welcome the……..

     

 

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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

Executive Headteacher

Since 2013, Jennifer (Jenn) Plews BA PGCE. Mrs Plews became the CEO of the Northern Star Academies Trust (NSAT) in September 2017 and remains the executive headteacher of Skipton Girls’ High School, Northern Lights Teaching School Alliance and SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training).

Studied fine art at Liverpool, moving to Bath for PGCE, followed by extensive experience in comprehensive education in both rural and inner city schools, including secondary senior leader roles and the post of secondary national strategy manager and school improvement officer for teacher development for an LA.

Has ‘a strong belief that with great teaching all disadvantages can be overcome’. Passionate that since children and young people only get ‘one chance at education’, making it count relies on ‘teachers and associate staff...

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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.

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