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Admission and Transition

Ilkley Grammar School is popular and oversubscribed. Admission into Year 7 is via Bradford Metropolitan District Council (BMDC), who still run our admission procedures even though we are an Academy.

pdf iconAdmissions Policy.pdf (543.6KB)

Within Priority Area 1:

Siblings then all others - if oversubscribed, priority is given to those with the shortest distance between home and school. 

Within Priority Area 2:

Siblings then all others - with the same distance criteria applying. Then siblings out of areas, then all others with the distance criteria applying.

View the BMDC guide to admissions

BMDC's step-by-step guide on how to apply  

Open Day and Evening 2018 - Wednesday 3rd October

pdf iconOpen Evening 2018 final.pdf (3.5MB)

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There will be an opportunity for you to see the school in action during the morning between 11am and 12.45pm.  Please report to reception at the main entrance and students will take you on a guided tour. 

In the evening the school will be open from 6.00-8.00pm. There will be three short Headteacher presentations in B Hall at 6.00, 6.30 and 7.00pm.

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Headteacher Presentation to Local Primary Schools September 2018

pdf iconHeadteacher Presentation to Local Primary Schools September 2018.pdf (3.6MB)

Transition 2018-19

We are looking forward to meeting all Year 6 students coming to the school in September 2017 and very much hope that they are looking forward to the next step in their educational journey. We hope that the links below will be both informative and helpful to students and parents alike.

Useful Dates for Parents 2017-18

  • Weds April 18th – Transition Launch 6 – 8pm
  • Fri May 4th – Deadline for returns to IGS (Admin)
  • Weds July 4th – Welcome Morning 8.30am – 12.30pm (students)

Download the letter here!

  • Weds July 4th – Parents’ Welcome Evening 6 – 8pm
  • Fri July 13th – Sports Transition Day ( arrive at sports field 9.30 – 9.45am, sports start at 10.00am, day finishes at 2.00pm)

docx iconSports transition day

New parent information

iPad Scheme for 2018

  • We are an iPad school where all students need to use an iPad to access our full curriculum. If you have missed the sign-up date for iPads and would like to opt-in to the scheme, please email ipadinfo@ilkleygs.co.uk

New student information

Transition Launch April 2018

pptx iconTransition launch presentation April 2018.pptx (8.5MB)

docx iconInitial Transition 2018 letter.docx (186.5KB)

Dear Parents/Carers

We have made the decision to postpone the Meet & Mingle event until September because we discovered that we were clashing with a number of primary school events in July and felt that there was already so much going on for parents and students alike!

The Meet & Mingle will therefore be taking place on Thursday 13th September, from 7.30 to 9.00pm in the IGS School Library. This will be an event for parents only and we hope will be an opportunity for Year 7 parents to meet the PTA committee, find out a bit more about the PTA and meet other Year 7 parents. We intend that there will be teacher representation at the event too.

Apologies for any confusion caused and we look forward to meeting you on 13th September.

Should you wish to contact the PTA in the meantime, please e-mail us at PTA@ilkleygs.co.uk.

Many thanks!

Jane Wearing, PTA Chair

Transition Events inc. Sports Day

IGS PTA: For Year 6 students - update on the new PTA Facebook group

An IGS parent recently suggested that it would be great to be able to buy and sell second hand school uniform, sports’ gear, etc. So, IGS PTA has set up a Facebook group for this very purpose. Search for ‘IGS marketplace’ in groups with Ilkley as a location filter, and you should be able to find it. It is a closed group, so please ask to join, and once accepted you can use the group to sell and buy uniform and sports’ clothing and equipment. As the aim is to also try to raise funds for the PTA, we ask sellers to make a contribution to the PTA of at least 50% of the selling price.

We are currently raising funds to refurbish the school sports pavilion which is in dire need of some TLC.

Many thanks!

Jane Wearing, PTA Chair.


Y6 Parents' Welcome Evening

Bus Pass Applications

Please visit the GenerationM website here to complete an application form for a bus pass for your son or daughter for September.

GenerationM have recently written out to all parents to advise that they are required to complete an online renewal form if they wish for their child to continue to use the school bus services for the next academic year. The closing date for these applications is  June 30th 2018.

The online renewal form can be found here on generationm.co.uk. All applications must be received strictly no later than the 30th June, 2018. Any applications received after that date will not be prioritised.

It is crucial that we receive applications for all those wishing to use your school services,  as after June 30th 2018 we will be looking at the amount of applications to determine the demand for services.

New starters and students staying on to years 12 & 13 must complete a new application form which can be found here on our website.

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