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Ermysted Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates:

Ofsted Report: Outstanding


Test Type: GL

The Local Authority operates a selection scheme for prospective pupils into Year 7 using GL Assessment Verbal and Non-verbal tests.



Historic school dating back to 1462.



Physical Education and team games occupy a high profile and the School has an enviable record in inter-school competition and in its representation at district and county level.

The main school sports are Rugby, Cross Country, Football, Fell Running, Basketball and Cricket.

Inter-school rugby and football matches are played throughout the Autumn Term and in the summer, cricket matches are arranged in the afternoons. The range and regularity of fixtures provides an opportunity for boys to excel outside of the classroom and supports coursework for those who are studying PE at either GCSE or Advanced Level. Cross-country running is a very popular and successful sport, with the team enjoying success out of all proportion to the relatively small size of the school. The school boasts many county runners and several England Internationals, including the National U13 champion. In the summer there are also various athletics matches at which our teams compete. There are swimming competitions, a school basketball team and also opportunities to play badminton and tennis. In the summer there is a rigorously contested tennis championship. In most sports there are inter-house competitions.


School offers 3D CAD introduction course and 3D printing as part of Design Technology.

Music covers a diverse range of module including:

Balinese Gamelan Music

Tudor Music


Film Music


GCSE Results




Ripon Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates: September 


Ofsted Report: Outstanding


Test Type: GL

The tests comprise two papers (verbal and non-verbal reasoning).


On the test day each child will take two papers, one Verbal Reasoning (VR) lasting 50 minutes and one Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR) test that consists of four sections lasting ten minutes each. These tests are produced for North Yorkshire Local Authority by GL Assessment.



School had boarding option.

Specialist Subjects

In Year 9, students will take an introductory course in either German or Spanish.

Students in the Lower School will also study personal, social, health, citizenship and economic education (PSHCEE).

In Year 11 along core subjects students can also choose to study Astronomy, Classical Civilisation and Latin (available as an additional subject outside of the school timetable).


World Challenge

Biennial 'World Challenge' expedition - every other year students have the opportunity to participate in this significant expedition to countries not typically on the tourist trail.

Previous expeditions have included Malaysia and Borneo, Cambodia and Vietnam, and Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The planning for the 2020 trip to India and Sri Lanka is well under way!

Students who are in the fourth to sixth form may apply for a place on a World Challenge expedition.

In 2018, over fifty students and staff spent four weeks in Ecuador where they took part in jungle treks, climbed volcanoes and stood on the equator. One team stayed with an indigenous Quichua community where they built accommodation in order to encourage eco-tourism.

In 2014, over fifty students and staff spent four weeks in Nicaragua and Costa Rica where they took part in jungle treks, climbed volcanoes, visited remote coastal regions and worked with underprivileged children in schools. In summer 2016 a group of students visited Malaysia and Borneo and worked with local villagers on a bridge project.

*detailed list of all trips on website


GCSE Results



Skipton Girls’ High School

Entrance Exam Dates: September 

Date provided in the ‘Admissions Booklet Entry’ PDF on the website


Ofsted Report: Converted to an Academy, rated as outstanding prior.



Test Type: GL

Date provided in the ‘Admissions Booklet Entry’ PDF on the website



Specialist Engineering and STEM Academy.


GCSE Results 2019

Attainment 8 Score - 71 - Average Grade – 7.1

Progress 8 Score - 0.61

89% of students achieved 9-5 in English and Maths (national 44%)

100% of students achieved 9-4 in English and Maths

62% of all grades were awarded at 9 - 7

83% of all grades were awarded at 9 - 6

91% of students achieved a standard pass (against a national figure of 25%) and 77% achieved a strong pass (against a national figure of 18%) in the EBacc suite of qualifications

Pupils staying in education of employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4 (2016 - most recent data available) - 96%