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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 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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Thursday 19 November 2020

PTA AGM Update

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

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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

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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