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Admission and Transition

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.

pdf iconAdmissions Policy.pdf (543.6KB)

Within Priority Area 1:

Siblings then all others - if oversubscribed, priority is given to those with the shortest distance between home and school. 

Within Priority Area 2:

Siblings then all others - with the same distance criteria applying. Then siblings out of areas, then all others with the distance criteria applying.

View the BMDC guide to admissions

BMDC's step-by-step guide on how to apply  


Open Day and Evening October 2018 information:

2019 date to be announced

pdf iconOpen Evening 2018 final.pdf (3.5MB)

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On our Open Days we like you to have an opportunity to see the school in action during the morning between 11am and 12.45pm.  You can report to reception at the main entrance and students will take you on a guided tour. 

In the evening the school is open from 6.00-8.00pm. There are three short Headteacher presentations in B Hall at 6.00, 6.30 and 7.00pm.

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Headteacher Presentation to Local Primary Schools September 2018

pdf iconHeadteacher Presentation to Local Primary Schools September 2018.pdf (3.6MB)


Transition 2019-20

We are looking forward to meeting all Year 6 students coming to the school in September 2019 and very much hope that they are looking forward to the next step in their educational journey. We hope that the links below will be both informative and helpful to students and parents alike.

Useful Dates for Parents 2019-20

  • Initial Transition Launch Evening  - 6 – 8pm 9th April 2019
  • Welcome Day – 8.20am – 3.00pm Thursday 11th July  – students only
  • Welcome Evening 6.00 – 8.00pm Thursday 11th July – parents & students
  • Sports Transition Day – Friday 12th July – times to be confirmed

New parent information


iPad Scheme

  • We are an iPad school where all students need to use an iPad to access our full curriculum. If you have not received details of the scheme, or would like more information, please email ipadinfo@ilkleygs.co.uk

New student information


Transition Launch April 2019 information


pptx iconTransition launch presentation April 2019.pptx (2.6MB)




Transition Events

Dear Parents/Carers

The PTA holds a Meet & Mingle event in September because we discovered that we were clashing with a number of primary school events in July and felt that there was already so much going on for parents and students alike!

We will advise the date in due course. The event usually takes place from 7.30 to 9.00pm in the IGS School Library. This will be an event for parents only and we hope will be an opportunity for Year 7 parents to meet the PTA committee, find out a bit more about the PTA and meet other Year 7 parents. We intend that there will be teacher representation at the event too.

We look forward to meeting you.

Should you wish to contact the PTA in the meantime, please e-mail us at PTA@ilkleygs.co.uk.

Many thanks!

Jane Wearing, PTA Chair

IGS PTA: For Year 6 students - update on the new PTA Facebook group

An IGS parent recently suggested that it would be great to be able to buy and sell second hand school uniform, sports’ gear, etc. So, IGS PTA has set up a Facebook group for this very purpose. Search for ‘IGS marketplace’ in groups with Ilkley as a location filter, and you should be able to find it. It is a closed group, so please ask to join, and once accepted you can use the group to sell and buy uniform and sports’ clothing and equipment. As the aim is to also try to raise funds for the PTA, we ask sellers to make a contribution to the PTA of at least 50% of the selling price.

We are currently raising funds to refurbish the school sports pavilion which is in dire need of some TLC.

Many thanks!

Jane Wearing, PTA Chair.

pta@ilkleygs.co.uk


Bus Pass Applications

Please visit the GenerationM website here to complete an application form for a bus pass for your son or daughter for September.

New starters and students staying on to years 12 & 13 must complete a new application form which can be found here on our website.

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