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At Ilkley Grammar School communication counts; this includes communication for parents, staff, students, governors and the community.

If you have any information you wish to be included in our news posts please email headline@ilkleygs.co.uk.

Please note: Headline magazine is no longer being produced. We now publish the news articles directly on to our website as individual posts below. You can still view previous editions of Headline here.

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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Thursday 19 November 2020

PTA AGM Update

News from the PTA's AGM held on 16th November,

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Wednesday 18 November 2020

Admissions Consultation 2020

We are opening a consultation for admissions from September 2022.

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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 12 November 2020

Remembrance Day

How we remembered them today.

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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

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

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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Monday 6 April 2020

Staying at home support and resources

Take a look at these pages of great things you can do - loads of links and ideas for all ages

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Tuesday 24 March 2020

Coronavirus updates

Copies of our communications to Parents and Students can be downloaded here

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Friday 20 March 2020

IPad Help

Learning at home - Have a look at the notes on our iPad help and the iPad FAQ pages if you are stuck

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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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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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