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Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

The PTA works to raise additional funds for school that enhance the enrichment and education of all our students. Extra funds also support a range of projects that the school would otherwise struggle to hold within existing budgets.

Each year we run a series of fundraising activities such as our Wine Tasting evening, Quiz Night, Auction of Promises and Colour Rush. 

In past years we have funded:

  • The IGS Bursary (available to provide financial assistance to students who otherwise would not be able to afford to participate in trips and enrichment opportunities);
  • The provision of dining furniture for the dining hall in the new Armitage building;
  • The refurbishment of various areas of school;
  • Outdoor benches and awnings;
  • Mental Health training and resources for staff and senior students;
  • New lighting system for B Hall enhancing the Creative Arts department's offering;
  • High quality photo canvasses for display around school.

2023-07-02 Colour Rush (3)The Latest News & Events

We are pleased to announce that the second Ilkley Colour Rush raised £3,000 to be spent on worthy school projects.

Thanks to everyone that made the event such a huge success!

Our next fundraising event will be a repeat of the hugely popular Wine Tasting evening on Friday 17th November 2023 - save the date and watch this space for further details in September.

We regularly send emails and publish news posts with updates on our activities and progress. Please click HERE for our latest communications.


  • Wine Tasting Evening - Friday 17th November 2023

  • Quiz & Curry Night - Friday 15th March 2024 

IGS Marketplace

You can also help to raise money via IGS Marketplace on Facebook by selling your 'pre-loved' school items.

This is a group for Ilkley Grammar School parents and staff to buy and sell second hand school uniform, sports wear and sports equipment, miscellaneous educational equipment, books etc, to raise funds for the PTA. Please provide a description, photo and asking price with your post. Once sold, we ask the sellers to make a donation (50% suggested minimum) to the PTA using Parentpay to the school office. Thank you!

Next Meetings

As parents we help provide our children with purchases of school equipment that improves and enhances their school life.

IGS PTA warmly welcomes all parents to our meetings, held in the School Library at 19:30. We start meetings with tea, coffee, biscuits.

If you have any questions and/ or unable to attend our meetings but would like to be kept up to date, email

PTA meeting dates for 2023-24:

  • Tuesday 26th September 2023;

  • Thursday 9th November 2023 (inc AGM);

  • Thursday 11th January 2024;

  • Wednesday 28th February 2024;

  • Monday 15th April 2024;

  • Wednesday 19th June 2024.

We will be saying goodbye to some of us at the end of this 2023 academic year, as their young people finish school and move onto new ventures. We'd really love to see some new faces at our meetings.

It's a great way for you to find out what's actually going on in school - our kids hardly tell us anything! We're a very friendly group and the meetings are always good fun, with a chance for you to see inside the school and hear the latest info directly from a leadership team.

Further ways to support us

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