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Friday 30 September 2022

Headteacher Award

Congratulations to two students for their awards from Mrs Purnell.

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Thursday 25 August 2022

Outstanding GCSE, BTEC and vocational Results

Ilkley Grammar School takes great pride in celebrating the outstanding results achieved by its students following today’s publication of GCSE, BTEC and other vocational and technical qualifications.

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Thursday 18 August 2022

Outstanding Results!

Ilkley Grammar School is celebrating outstanding achievements by its students following today’s publication of A-level, AS and other Level 3 qualifications.

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Friday 22 July 2022

Music Exam Successes: Summer 2022

Congratulations to our students who have recently passed their graded music exams.

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Friday 22 July 2022

Student Success

We have continued to enjoy considerable successes in sports, music, poetry and sustainability!

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Friday 22 July 2022

Challenge & Celebration Week

Students have pushed themselves out of their comfort zones with experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Thursday 14 July 2022

Eco-ileaders: Pre-loved Uniform Sale

With over £1300 raised in our first ever sale.

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Thursday 14 July 2022

Class of 2021 Celebration Afternoon

We welcomed back former students for a Celebration Tea.

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Wednesday 13 July 2022

Leadership in Action with Prof. Becky Malby

A presentation & workshop on campaigning & leadership.

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Monday 11 July 2022

PTA Update - July 22

A round-up of our fundraising successes this academic year!

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Monday 4 July 2022

Y8 Enterprise Challenge

Design a new sports energy drink in five weeks!

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Wednesday 29 June 2022

Y8 Bradford Literature Festival Trip

Anne Frank Day where students learnt about refugees & places of sanctuary.

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Tuesday 28 June 2022

Jo Foster Racing Visit

We were delighted to welcome back Jo Foster Racing.

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Monday 27 June 2022

Ilkley Colour Rush Video Release

The PTA at Ilkley Grammar School held Wharfedale’s first ever fundraising Colour Rush fun-run on Sunday 26th June.

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Monday 20 June 2022

Y10 World of Work Interviews

This interview process is an integral part of the student's careers programme.

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Monday 20 June 2022

Diversity Day

Continuing to develop as an outward-facing school that's proud of its vibrant community.

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Monday 20 June 2022

Tennis Tournament Ball Crew

Year 9 annual opportunity at Ilkley Lawn and Tennis Club.

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Wednesday 1 June 2022

KS4 Taekwondo Sessions

Introducing students to the physical & emotional benefits of martial arts.

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Thursday 26 May 2022

Y7 Enterprise Challenge

Year 7 tutor groups presented their Enterprise Challenge ideas to three external judges, Dragon’s Den style!

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Wednesday 25 May 2022

Y12 RSC Chemistry Competition

22 students spent a day taking part in an RSC School Analyst competition.

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Monday 23 May 2022

D of E Bronze Weekend

Our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh participants complete their practice expedition.

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Monday 16 May 2022

Mental Health Update - May 22

Including what we did during Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Friday 13 May 2022

Y13 Leavers Day

On Friday 13th May our Year 13 students had their final day at IGS!

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Friday 13 May 2022

PTA Update - May 22

Read about our latest calendar of upcoming fundraising events.

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Monday 9 May 2022

Leeds Cup Champions!

Congratulations to our Y8 & Y11 football teams!

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Friday 6 May 2022

Ilkley Colour Rush

BUY TICKETS NOW for the PTA's inaugural Colour Rush Fundraiser!

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Wednesday 4 May 2022

We're Super Social

Did you know that we have numerous social media pages all helping to keep you up-to-date?

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Tuesday 3 May 2022

British Schools National Finals 2022

Twelve IGS students competed for places and all won medals!

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Thursday 28 April 2022

Leeds Rhinos Netball Masterclass

We were delighted to welcome Paige Kindred, from Leeds Rhinos Netball, to coach our netball teams yesterday.

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Wednesday 27 April 2022

SRP: Farm Visit

A calming visit from the animals of Hart Farm, Littondale.

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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Eco iLeaders: Hank Rescue

After a whole month at Prickly Pigs Rescue Centre our hedgehog was released back on to the IGS site.

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Tuesday 26 April 2022

Celebration Assemblies

List of Personal Best awardees from the end of last term.

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Monday 25 April 2022

Poetry Competition Winner

The English department ran the first of what they hope will become a regular poetry competition last term.

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Monday 25 April 2022

Y9/10 Great War Battlefields Tour

IGS finally returned to their annual Belgium World War 1 Battlefield’s trip during the Easter break.

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Monday 25 April 2022

Post-16 Iceland Trip 2022

Making memorable experiences which will last a lifetime.

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Monday 25 April 2022

Music Exam Successes! Spring 2022

Students who have recently passed their graded music exams.

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Monday 11 April 2022

Teacher of the Year Award Winner!

Huge congratulations to Mr Ewbank who won the Secondary School Teacher of the Year Award!

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Monday 11 April 2022

Y12 Oxford Residential

A student's account of her trip.

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Monday 11 April 2022

Eco iLeaders: Litter Picking

We've been out in all weathers and conducted seven litter picks so far this year!

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Thursday 7 April 2022

Readathon

Years 7 & 8 read lots of books to raise money for children in hospital.

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Tuesday 5 April 2022

KS3 Bradford Schools' Dance Comp

On Monday 4th April IGS were the host for this inaugural competition!

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Monday 7 March 2022

Mental Health: Update

We have been working hard to improve our Mental Health provision even further.

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Thursday 3 March 2022

PTA Update - Mar 22

Read about our latest calendar of upcoming fundraising events.

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Monday 21 February 2022

School Production: We Will Rock You!

Rock music was certainly revived across four nights of fantastic performances!

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Friday 14 January 2022

PTA Update - Jan 22

The latest news and forthcoming fundraising events.

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Monday 3 January 2022

Charities Week Round-Up 2021

A huge amount of activity took place in the last week of term to raise funds for our three chosen charities!

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Tuesday 14 December 2021

Countdown to Christmas

It was certainly beginning to sound a lot like Christmas on Monday evening with the welcome return of our concert.

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Monday 13 December 2021

Charities Week: Student Designed Cards

Buy a pack of 4 for £5 to help the Anti-bullying team raise money for Charity.

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Monday 13 December 2021

Charities Week: Student Designed Bag

Please help KS3 raise money for Charities week and buy this bag for only £5!

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Monday 6 December 2021

Intermediate Boys Cross Country Team

The boys team were the highest placing school in West Yorkshire.

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Thursday 2 December 2021

Refugee Action Christmas Collection

Students donate gifts to Bradford's refugees.

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Monday 22 November 2021

Y11 Presentation Evening 2021

Superb GCSE results of Ilkley Grammar School students is celebrated in annual prize evening at The King’s Hall.

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Monday 22 November 2021

Children In Need 2021

See how much we raised with our non-uniform day.

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Friday 19 November 2021

School Production Residential

Students & staff went to Ingleborough Hall for a 2 day residential to rehearse next year's school production of 'We Will Rock You'

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Friday 12 November 2021

Eco iLeaders: Tackling Waste

The Eco ileaders are on a mission to reduce our waste at IGS!

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Thursday 11 November 2021

Y7 & Y8 Tennis Finals

The Year 7/8 boys team from the 20/21 academic year finished the season on a high.

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Thursday 4 November 2021

Refugee Action Coat Appeal

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Monday 11 October 2021

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Training

A group of Year 12 students have completed their first training and practice expedition.

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Friday 8 October 2021

Horses for Courses

We were delighted to welcome Jo Foster, a successful local race horse trainer, as part of National Racehorse Week.

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Monday 4 October 2021

Car Free Festival Volunteers

IGS students volunteer at the first Ilkley Car-Free Festival.

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Thursday 23 September 2021

PTA Update - Sep 21

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Monday 20 September 2021

Lands End to John O Groats Fundraiser!

As the challenge is complete read on to see how much we've raised!

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Thursday 12 August 2021

GCSE Results 2021

Ilkley Grammar School is delighted to celebrate students’ superb GCSE Results and other qualifications this summer.

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Wednesday 11 August 2021

A Level results 2021

Ilkley Grammar School is celebrating some outstanding achievements by its students following today’s publication of A-Level, AS and other Level 3 qualifications.

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Thursday 15 July 2021

Eco iLeaders: Every Flower Counts!

Students help to determine our first ever Personal Nectar Score!

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Friday 9 July 2021

Y12 Work Experience

Y12 embarked on a year of careers based work experience with 'Digital Advantage'.

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Wednesday 30 June 2021

Y10 World of Work Interviews

Read about an integral part of our student's careers programme.

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Friday 25 June 2021

It's All Politics!

Post-16 students recently enjoyed a virtual chat with local MP.

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Friday 11 June 2021

Eco iLeaders: No Mow Zones

We've gone wild and designated 'No Mow Zones'!

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Thursday 10 June 2021

Y8 Cricket Achievement

A Year 8 student, has recently been selected to represent Yorkshire County Cricket Under 13s Team.

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Friday 28 May 2021

Guest speaker visits Y10

Rich Haydon, Managing Director of Sevensun visits our Year 10.

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Wednesday 19 May 2021

IGS Mental Health Awareness Week

Last week we marked National Mental Health Awareness week at IGS.

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Thursday 13 May 2021

Clubs are back from Monday May 17th!

Take a look to see what's on offer at IGS!

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Thursday 6 May 2021

Eco iLeaders: No Mow May

This month we're joining in the national initiative ‘No Mow May’ and letting it all grow!

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Wednesday 14 April 2021

NYO Inspire Workshop

Some of our students have been involved in a National Youth Orchestra initiative.

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Tuesday 13 April 2021

Northern Rail Art Competition Winner

A student in Year 7 has won an art competition launched by Northern Rail!

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Thursday 25 March 2021

Good Causes

Members of our IGS community are raising funds for three very worthy causes.

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Monday 15 March 2021

Laser Cutter

Our 10 year old laser cutter has been refurbished thanks to the PTA

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Friday 12 March 2021

Testing Times!

IGS start mass testing with a lot of fantastic help from community volunteers.

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Friday 12 March 2021

Virtual Walk Around the World for Jaime

We've completed a sponsored 'Virtual Walk Around the World' to keep active and raise money.

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Monday 8 February 2021

IGS Cutting Edge Key Note Speech by Brendan O'Reilly

On 1st Feb '21 Brendan O’Reilly, CTO of O2, gave his keynote speech at the end of our Year 11 Taster Day.

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Thursday 4 February 2021

Super 8!

IGS is celebrating with a record-breaking 8 students receiving offers to Oxbridge this week.

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Wednesday 13 January 2021

Christmas Hampers

A community initiative to distribute essential supplies and provide food for around 140 local families spread across all the Ilkley schools.

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Tuesday 15 December 2020

DT News - The one seam coat!

This term textiles students have designed and made a Balenciaga style one-seam coat

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Tuesday 15 December 2020

Christmas Musical Recordings

Here are two musical recordings from our talented musicians to get you feeling festive!

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Friday 11 December 2020

Charities Week Round-Up

A huge amount of activity took place last week to raise funds for our four chosen charities!

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Friday 11 December 2020

The Power of Community Spirit

Deputy Head, Jamie Gutch, thanks all those who have supported the school in recent months.

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Wednesday 9 December 2020

Student Wellbeing

Free products were distributed to Y8 & 9 girls as part of a government scheme.

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Tuesday 24 November 2020

Litter Picking with Friends

IGS pupils last week joined members of Friends of Ilkley Riverside Parks for a litter pick.

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Monday 16 November 2020

Winter Coat Appeal Response

Thank you so much to everybody who donated!

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Friday 13 November 2020

Children In Need Fundraiser

Our annual non-uniform fundraiser has smashed last year's total!

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Thursday 5 November 2020

PTA November Update

The PTA has contributed to buying awnings and benches to make the great outdoors more comfortable for students.

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Monday 26 October 2020

Green Ties Lend A Helping Hand

A recent article taken from our students' independent IGS News Website.

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Wednesday 21 October 2020

Y8 Evil Estates Writing Competition

Students are designing and marketing a spy villain's lair!

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Wednesday 21 October 2020

National Poetry Day

The theme for this year's National Poetry Day was 'Vision'.

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Monday 19 October 2020

The Glitter Ditch by Peter Kates

A recent article taken from our students' independent IGS News Website.

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Friday 16 October 2020

Student Mental Health Launch

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new plans to better support Student Mental Health at IGS.

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Tuesday 6 October 2020

IGS Boys Make Football Trials

A number of boys from IGS participated in trials for the Bradford MD Schools FA

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Tuesday 6 October 2020

Y6-7 Open Evenings 2020

We are excited to announce our online video launch on 8th October!

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Friday 2 October 2020

PTA Update - Oct 20

The latest news from the PTAs first meeting of the year.

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Friday 2 October 2020

Students Publish Anti-bullying Book

Our Anti-Bullying group have produced a book in collaboration with celebrities and the Ilkley Literature Festival.

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Friday 25 September 2020

Y7 Nell Bank Trip

Year 7 made a superb start to life at IGS with a trip to Nell Bank earlier this month.

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Monday 21 September 2020

Student Leadership Launch 2020

Take a look at the bespoke year group leadership menus and get involved.

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Thursday 20 August 2020

IGS GCSE Results 2020

Students at Ilkley Grammar School have been celebrating their GCSE results today following an anxious wait over the past few months

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Friday 14 August 2020

Ilkley Grammar School 2020 A Level Results

Following the most unprecedented of years where A Level exams were cancelled due to Covid-19, IGS students yesterday received their calculated grades from the exam boards.

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Wednesday 8 July 2020

'Mother Tongue Other Tongue' Competition Winner

MMU are delighted to announce that Leyla Usman (year 12) was a successful winner in the Mother Tongue category for her poem “Heartbreak & Destiny”, which is written in Pushto.

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Tuesday 7 July 2020

IGS students gain Unsung Heroes Award

Two year 9 students from Ilkley Grammar School, George Buckley and George Peters, have both been awarded the Keighley and Ilkley Unsung Hero Award by local MP Robbie Moore for recognition to their work in Ilkley.

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Tuesday 23 June 2020

IGS Student Wins Prestigious Essay Competition

Ilkley Grammar School student wins highly prestigious Franklin Society Essay Competition 2020 organised by Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University

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Monday 20 April 2020

IGS help with PPE for NHS

Ilkley Grammar School has been doing what it can to support the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic. As well as remaining open for critical key workers, the school is also manufacturing and donating PPE equipment for their local NHS services.

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Friday 13 March 2020

Event Management at The Craiglands Hotel

Year 9 Event Management students were treated to a guided tour of The Craiglands Hotel & Spa, Ilkley.

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Friday 13 March 2020

IGS Retain Swimming Championship

On Tuesday 26th February the IGS 202 swim team travelled to GSAL to try to retain the Leeds and District Swimming Championships.

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Thursday 12 March 2020

Year 8 & 9 Ski Trip to Pila, Italy

Fourty-one Year 9 pupils went to Pila, Italy, skiing over half term and had a fantastic time.

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Thursday 12 March 2020

World Book Day: Human Treasure Hunt

On the 5th March staff and students celebrated World Book Day in style! Over 50 staff dressed up as famous literary characters to promote the importance of reading for pleasure.

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Thursday 12 March 2020

Youth Speaks Debating Contest

Three Craven schools entered eight teams in the annual Youth Speaks debating contest organised by the Rotary Club of Skipton, which took place at Ermysted's Grammar School.

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Thursday 12 March 2020

Year 12 Geography Residential to Cranedale

The Cranedale trip is organised annually to give AS Geography students the chance to familiarise with key physical geography data collection methods...

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Friday 14 February 2020

Year 12 London Gallery Visits

Polly Bridges gives an account of her recent trip with year 12, to some of London's greatest art galleries.

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Wednesday 22 January 2020

Year 13 Presentation Evening

On Thursday 19th December 2019, we celebrated another fantastic evening at the King’s Hall in Ilkley honouring the A-level achievements of the Class of 2017-19.

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Friday 17 January 2020

Celebration Assemblies

The last day of term in December brought lots to celebrate with students in our traditional end of term Celebration Assemblies led by Heads of Year.

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Friday 17 January 2020

Exploring Biology

Each half term the Biology department produces a list of resources for KS4 and KS5 students to develop and explore the science around them...

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Friday 20 December 2019

Charities Week

Starting in 2006, Charities Week's vision is to bring our school community together, instil the value of being excellent citizens in our young people, whilst raising money for a range of charity organisations, local, national and international.

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Friday 20 December 2019

Year 10 Reverse Advent Appeal

During advent a member of each tutor group in Year 10 took it in turns to bring in a non-perishable item that could be donated to a foodbank.

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Monday 2 December 2019

School Production of Joseph

Well done to all of the students involved in this year's production of 'Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat'.

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Monday 2 December 2019

An exciting new chapter

The Skipton Academy (TSA) has from December 1st joined forces with Ilkley Grammar School as part of Moorlands Learning Trust (MLT).

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Thursday 21 November 2019

Year 11 Presentation Evening

On Wednesday 20th November we enjoyed another fantastic evening at the King's Hall in Ilkley honouring the achievements of the class of 2019.

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Tuesday 19 November 2019

PTA AGM

News from the Parent's and Teacher's Association Annual General Meeting held on 18th November.

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Friday 15 November 2019

Year 7 Red Enterprise Challenge

On Thursday 14th November we welcomed the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) into school to work with Year 7 students.

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Monday 11 November 2019

World Challenge Training Weekend

Training Weekend in Austwick for the Southern Tanzania World Challenge 2020

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Monday 4 November 2019

Belgium Battlefields Trip

IGS students have recently returned from their annual Belgium battlefield's trip, which includes the Belgian and French sectors of the Somme and the Belgian town or Ieper.

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Thursday 24 October 2019

Careers Fair & Aspiration Event

On 23rd October, we welcomed a myriad of over 70 exhibitors to our Careers Fair, with 24 Aspirational Career Sector Presentations running as a key part of the evening.

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Friday 11 October 2019

Year 7 & 8: Author Visit

On Thursday October 10th Sheffield writer, Sharna Jackson visited Ilkley Grammar School as part of the local literature festival.

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Friday 4 October 2019

Building Names Competition

Following entries from students, staff and parents just before the summer holidays, we have the results of our “Name Our Buildings” competition.

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Thursday 22 August 2019

Record GCSE results for Ilkley Grammar School despite new tougher exams!

Ilkley Grammar School is today celebrating another outstanding set of GCSE results

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Thursday 15 August 2019

Ilkley Grammar School 2019 A Level Results

Ilkley Grammar School’s students have once again excelled at A Level this year with very positive outcomes across a wide range of subjects and results above national averages at all levels

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Friday 12 July 2019

Creative Arts Evening

A brilliant showcase for the diverse talents of our students.

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Friday 28 June 2019

Diversity Day

A Celebration of Equality and Inclusion

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Tuesday 28 August 2018

Fantastic GCSE Results for Ilkley Grammar School!

Students and staff at Ilkley Grammar School are celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE results today, despite the new tougher exams

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Thursday 16 August 2018

Ilkley Grammar School Celebrates A Level Success

11% of all grades achieved were at A* (3% above national), with all other attainment measures also continuing to be above national rates

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Monday 27 November 2017

Ilkley Grammar School ranked top comprehensive school in the north

We are absolutely thrilled to learn that following our record breaking A level and GCSE results this summer.

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Wednesday 15 March 2017

Ilkley Grammar School is Ofsted Outstanding!

We are delighted to announce that Ilkley Grammar School is now officially judged as an ‘Outstanding’ school across the board

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