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  • Skipton Girls' High School
    Gargrave Road
    North Yorkshire
    BD23 1QL
  • Head: Mrs J Plews
  • T 01756 707600
  • F 01756 707613
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  • 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)

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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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