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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.


Wednesday 4th October 2023

We offer the opportunity for you to see the school in action during the morning from 9.10am to 10.40am where current students will take you on a guided tour.

In the evening, the main school is open from 6pm to 8pm with presentations from the Headteacher in B Hall starting at 5.30pm.

Representatives of Bradford Council are available on the night to clarify or discuss any questions around admissions to IGS for the coming September; although we are an Academy, we continue to enlist Bradford to administer our admissions.

On arrival at the main entrance to the school you will be signed in, given a programme of departmental displays and a map of the school and directed appropriately. We are a large school with a complex site, but our expert student guides are stationed at key points inside all buildings and around the site to provide assistance; they are also a valuable source of information and happy to answer any questions.

We are always excited and proud to showcase our school and really look forward to meeting you. We hope you and your son/daughter find the occasion both informative and enjoyable, and that it supports you in making an informed choice about the important next step in your child’s education.

Please click below to watch our transition video which gives an overview of our school and the outstanding education it offers. Duration 3:21 mins

Headteacher's Open Evening Presentation 2023

IGS Transition Video


Application Procedure for September 2024 Entry 

  1. Open Evening: Open Evening will be held between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday 1st November2023 for prospective students and their parents/carers. 
  2. Taster Day: All interested students will then be invited to a “Taster Day” which is usually held at the end of January (provisional date of Monday 29th January 2024 TBC). 
  3. Application: Please apply using the link below. Our application system will ask new to IGS students to create an account and IGS students will receive their account by email. You are able to start, save and return to your application at a later date to make changes before you submit your full application. Your account will be our main way of communicating with you and will remain a key part of your application until enrolment in August 2024.

    The closing date for receipt of applications for the academic year 2023-24 is Friday 9th February 2024. All applications must be submitted before the application closing date to be guaranteed for consideration.

  4. Interview: All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their application (provisional date w/c 26th February 2024) and to receive guidance on eligibility for particular courses. For current IGS students this will be based on the student’s predicted grades and Year 11 mock examination results. Students who would be new to IGS will be asked for evidence of their predicted grades at GCSE. 
  5. Transition day: All students with offers will be brought in to start their post-16 journey the day after GCSE exams are completed. This includes the personal development ‘freshers fair’ where students sign up to the iLeader groups for Year 12. 

Have a look at the detailed Post-16 information provided on the website.  

To register your expression of interest for 2024 entry, to arrange a visit, a Teams video call or to ask a question please email leaving your name, the name of the student, a contact phone number, briefly outlining any specific areas of interest/questions you may have. 

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