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Congratulations to Phoebe P (Y7), Isabelle A (Y9), Dan T (Y10), Jacob DW (Y12), Ryan M (Y7) and Lottie C (Y12) for receiving the Headteachers Award.

Week’s commencing: 26th June & 3rd July

Phoebe has shown such kindness and resilience this year, her maturity shines through. Your Head of Year is so very proud of you!

Isabelle demonstrates our school values every day.  She is always kinds and respectful to both her peers and staff.  Isabelle also has 673 positives so far this year!

Dan has made an outstanding contribution to all our in school and extra-curricular activities, well done!

Jacob demonstrated true kindness on the Y11 transition day, he spoke to and reassured every single new starter making them all feel very welcome!

Ryan has had a fantastic Year 7.  He is gentle and kind and always does the right thing, he takes pride in every aspect of school and is always super smart!

Lottie has shown huge resilience all throughout this year.  Your Head of Year is very proud of you!

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Congratulations to Sam P (Y7), Julia B (Y8) and Xanthe G (Y10) for receiving the Headteachers Award.

Week’s commencing: 19th June

2032-06-30 (1)2032-06-30 (2)Sam is an asset to Year 7 and always goes above and beyond to get it right.  He always exceeds our expectations!

Julia is always smiling a brings a positive mood.  She was a fantastic Hub Helper and always exemplifies all of our school values!

Xanthe stepped out of her comfort zone and entered the Speak Out Challenge and came second! She represented the school so positively, well done Xanthe, what an amazing achievement!

Congratulations to Alex S (Y8), William M (Y10) and Noah M (Y12) for receiving the Headteachers Award.

Week’s commencing: 12th June

2023-06-23 (1)2023-06-23 (2)Alex is always happy to help and wears a huge smile on his face.  He shows great resilience and maturity in all situations!

William was a great leader at the Geography trip, he is a fantastic young man with a brilliant sense of humour!

Noah is a fantastic role model for younger students and offers huge support in his work with Safe Space, well done Noah!

Congratulations to Charlotte B (Y8), Noah TS (Y9) and Emily M (Y10) for receiving the Headteachers Award.

Week’s commencing: 5th June

2023-06-16 (1) 2023-06-16 (2)Charlotte has shown huge kindness to a younger student, her Head of Year is very proud her.  Charlotte is an absolute credit to Year 8!

Noah scored 2 goals in the Year 9 Final despite breaking his arm in the first 5 minutes!  Noah is a fantastic young man and always tries his personal best in everything he does!

Emily consistently demonstrates our core values week in week out, she has a great attitude to learning and is a great character. Well done Emily!

Congratulations to Annabelle F (Y9), Jessica L (Y9), Sophia L (Y12), Ewan E (Y7), Darius C (Y8) and Matilda T (Y9) for receiving the Headteachers Award.

Week’s commencing: 8th May & 15th May

25-05-23 (3)25-05-23 (6)Annabelle is a fantastic example to all students with exemplary behaviour and attitude to school, she does everything with 100% effort and commitment.  Annabelle has also just been accepted onto the U16 Scholarship at Leeds United! Well done!

Jessica is a super friend and is always very kind and caring and has recently gone out of her way to support another student.  Jessica has also offered to run the Anti-Bullying Club next year!

Sophia is shown unrelenting determination in attending all her lessons and embodying our values of resilience and courage, well done!

Ewan has shown real resilience settling into IGS life accepting support all the way.  Ewan has a great sense of humour and is an absolute pleasure to be around!

Darius is a brilliant friend.  He is kind, caring and supportive to other students and always makes the right choices in how to treat others. Well done!

Matilda is always smiling and passing her smile onto others, a fantastic member of Year 9.  Matilda is also a fantastic cook and goalkeeper too!

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Congratulations to Kairon B (Y7), Rhea S (Y11), Madeleina C (Y13), Archie N (Y7), Mabel N (Y8), Francis H (Y11) and Alex AH (Y12) for receiving the Headteachers Award.

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Kairon has settled superbly into IGS life showing real determination to succeed and make his mark.  He is a funny, kind, thoughtful young man who will go very far with us.  Kairon makes us proud every day!

Rhea show’s fantastic determination and resilience continuously!

Madeleina consistently works really hard making excellent academic progress!

Archie oozes our IGS Core Values and all with a huge smile on his face.  He participates exceptionally well in all aspects of Year 7 in class and around school!

Mabel has made an exceptional start to this term, she always try’s her best and is a great role model for other students!

Francis has been greatly focused in Year 11 and has worked really hard to get the outcome he deserves!

Alex has just been successful in gaining access to the highly prestigious Cambridge University Philosophy Access Scheme. This is an amazing achievement, well done Alex!

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Congratulations to William A (Y7), Sophia W (Y8), Max S (Y11) and Leo LC (Y13) for receiving the Headteachers Award.

Week commencing: 17th April

William has shown such compassion, kindness and empathy while helping another student in school.  All done with a huge friendly smile on his face!

Sophia has been phenomenal this year and shown such bravery and confidence, her Head of Year is very proud!

Max continuously demonstrates all our school values to an exceptional standard, he is a fabulous role model!

Leo has recently been awarded the Cambridge Choral Scholarship, this is such an amazing achievement! Well done Leo!

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Congratulations to Rupert H (Y7), Evie H (Y8), Samantha K (Y10), Charlotte D (Y12), Callum E (Y13), Josh P (Y7), Alex TS (Y9), Alfie B (Y10) and Josh B (Y12) for receiving the Headteachers Award.

2023-03-17 (5)Week’s commencing: 6th & 13th March

Rupert has been an excellent friend to a new student showing great kindness and respect. What a fantastic introduction our new student has had into IGS life!

Evie work’s exceptionally hard to improve in all she does.  She is always positive and shows great responsibility. Her Head of Year is very proud!

Samantha has had another great sporting achievement recently, smashing the Cross XC Team Champions, she is a great all-round sportsperson and makes a consistent effort in all she does!

Charlotte always does the right thing, always contributes, and has excellent commitment to learning!

Callum has been an amazing support to both students and staff while organising the Post 16 Interviews, well done!

Josh has put himself forward on several occasions to support another student in his year group.  He has shown such kindness and care to ensure this student settles in well to IGS!

Alex has the most positive points in his year group – 446!  He has a fantastic attitude and demonstrates all our values every day!

Alfie has had a great start to the year with his effort levels really shining through.  You are a credit to Year 10!

Josh makes outstanding contributions to the curriculum in all subjects throughout the year. He’s always hardworking and willing to contribute in every lesson!

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Congratulations to Lydia H (Y7), Cruz H (Y8), Alexander Hughes (Y10) and Max G (Y12) for receiving the Headteachers Award.

Week’s commencing: 27th February

Lydia shows such courage and resilience every day and always wears a huge smile!

Cruz recently made a huge difference to a new student, ensuring they had a positive first day.  He is a fantastic example to others!

Alexander has been making real progress in all aspects of his learning, he has made his Head of Year very proud!

Max always goes above and beyond to commit and contribute to all his subjects.  He has been writing blogs for his A level teachers and curricular articles for his Economics teachers. A great role model for IGS!

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Congratulations to Finley G (Y7), Jackson B (Y11), Edward B (Y11) and Grace C (Y12) for receiving the Headteachers Award.

Week’s commencing: 20th February

Finley has been going above and beyond to support his peers in Y7.  He is proving to be a real asset to his year group and IGS!

Jackson and Edward demonstrate our school values everyday and take pride in doing so.  They have made their Head of Year extremely proud!

Grace is consistently excellent in all aspects of her school life.  She was outstanding in the Sound of Music as Mother Superior!

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Congratulations to Ellis B (Y9), Henry C (11), Callum E (Y12) receiving the Headteachers Award.

2023-01-30 (1)2023-01-30 (2)Week’s commencing: 30th January

Ellis did a fantastic job helping with parents evening.  He is always very polite and kind, he demonstrates our pride value every day without fail.

Henry received his award for demonstrating all of our school values and acting calmly and maturely during a challenging incident.  Henry’s actions ultimately helped to save a member of the public’s life.

Callum worked super hard to help organise our taster day.  He is a fantastic role model and always ready to help and lead other students.

Congratulations to Bella P (Y7), Rhys R (Y9), Isobel T-S (Y11) and Lucy W (Y12) for receiving the Headteachers Award.

2023-01-23 (2)2023-01-23 (1)Week commencing: 23rd January

Bella is always polite, friendly and engaging in everything she does, she is a fantastic friend to all !

Rhys shows fantastic effort, taking pride in all his work, he is always kind to his peers and always polite with a glowing smile !

Isobel has been awarded for being a champion of recycling and also for her superb presentation at a staff meeting !

Lucy always shows wonderful behaviour and constantly demonstrates the IGS value of kindness in exemplary fashion !

Congratulations to Rebecca H (Y9), Will M (Y10), Artur K (Y12)

2023-01-16Week commencing: 16th January

Rebecca always demonstrates every one of our school values, she is a truly inspirational young lady!

Will has shown tremendous courage in school this week, he is a fabulous role model for IGS!

Artur always works exceptionally hard and has just been accepted to join Leeds University Reach for Excellence in Computer Science, a fantastic achievement!

Congratulations to Jacob B (Y7), Tilda D (Y10), Aniela H (Y12)

Week commencing: 9th January

2023-01-09 (1)2023-01-09 (2)Jacob always demonstrates our school values and shows such kindness to other students, you are a super role model and a credit to IGS.

Tilda is wonderfully well mannered and witty.  She is an amazing ambassador for our school who is always polite and courteous always with a big smile. 

Aniela was a great help organising the very successful Christmas Movie Night to raise money for charity and has also volunteered to organise the costumes for the school production, she is a fabulous role model in her role as Drama iLeader.

Congratulations to Katie W (Y9), Jack P (Y11), Robert W (Y12), Noah S (Y7), Ethan A (Y11) and George B (Y12)

Week’s commencing: 21st November and 28th November.

2022-12-12 (5)2022-12-12 (6)Katie designed a Ukraine designed tote bag which raised £1000 for Charities Week!

Jack showed such kindness showing a younger student around school, he made a real positive difference!

Robert always shows kindness and compassion to everyone, constantly embodying our school values!

Noah has a really upbeat and happy attitude to school life and is always happy to lend a hand, a credit to year 7!

Ethan constantly does his best and has an impeccable school record!

And George has worked closely with Ilkley Youth Forum and does lots of work for the wider community, he is a truly commendable citizen!

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Congratulations to Heather C (Y7), Robbie M (Y11) and Divya J (Y12)

2022-11-14Week commencing: 14th November. 

Heather showed resilience and determination at the recent Cross-Country Race, it was wonderful to see her do so well with a smile on her face, a super representation for IGS. 

Robbie has secured a football scholarship for Guiseley Football Club which is fantastic! He also consistently shows excellent effort into learning and is excelling as a result. 

Divya joined us in September is a super positive student.  She shows courage, responsibility and resilience all with a smile!

Congratulations to Daniel S (Y8), Emma C (Y11), Sophie H (Y11) and Ben B (Y12)

Week commencing: 7th November. 

Daniel has an amazing attitude to school life, he is a model student and a great example to others.  

Emma is a positive role model for our younger students and has recently performed a beautiful solo at the Showcase event. 

Sophie was fantastic at our Open Evening and has since received excellent feedback from representing IGS so well

And Ben for his fantastic tutor group/PBT contributions and talking his group through an online learning app, a great example of an independent learner!

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Congratulations to Rose H (Y8) and Kian F (Y10)

2022-10-17Week commencing: 17th October. 

Rose has been an all round outstanding example and approaches everything positively with a smile.

Kian has had an excellent first half term in Year 10.

Congratulations to Frances P (Y7) and Daisy B (Y10)

2022-10-10Week Commencing: 10th October 2022.

Frances has proved to be considerate, kind and completely thoughtful when others have needed attention.

Daisy is a shining example who consistently demonstrates our core values.

Congratulations to Vlada K (Y9) and Daniil I (Y10)

2022-10-03 012022-10-03 02Week Commencing: 3rd October 2022.

Vlada has made a super start at Ilkley Grammar School, members of staff across school have complimented how hard she tries in each lesson and is always super polite.

Daniil is extremely helpful and kind to peers and respectful to staff. He is well deserving of recognition for his efforts.

Congratulations to Eli S (Y7) and Dylan H (Y10)

2022-09-26Week Commencing: 26th September 2022

Eli has shown extreme kindness towards other students ensuring they settle well into Ilkley Grammar School.

Dylan consistently demonstrates our core school values and has recently gone above and beyond by volunteering to represent St John’s Ambulance in a supporting crew role at the Queen's funeral in London.

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