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Post-16 Students



Click HERE for the Post-16 online application form: New Starters

Click HERE for the Post-16 online application form: Current Students

Click HERE to download our POST-16 PROSPECTUS


Post-16 is the culmination of the whole school experience and we pride ourselves on the personalised support that we offer our students during this exciting and challenging stage of their life.

Students and staff at Ilkley Grammar School have a proven track record of working hard and working together to achieve great success.

In 2022 24% of A level grades were A*, 48% of grades A*/A, 74% A*-B and 89% at C or above, all of which are well above national benchmarks. 33% of students in scope achieved AAB in 2 or more facilitating subjects.

In 2017 the quality of our Post-16 provision was officially graded by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ in every area. In 2022 the school achieved an ALPS score of 2, placing us in the top 10% of all schools nationally.

This academic foundation creates real opportunities for our students, many of whom have progressed to varied and exciting destinations including Oxbridge and Russell Group universities to study competitive courses such as medicine, law, dentistry, engineering, and veterinary science. Over the last 5 years 35 students have progressed to Oxbridge (a record 8 students secured places in both 2021 and 2022) and 39% of IGS university applicants (58 students), secured places at Russell Group universities. Around 23% of the cohort taking Gap Years this year, many of whom will progress to university. In recent years an increasing number of students have also secured higher Degree level apprenticeships at some of the world’s most reputable companies. In 2021 students secured placements with PwC, Morrisons and Channel 4 and in 2022 a student has secured a placement with Accenture.

We offer outstanding teaching, specialist pastoral care and a wide range of academic and vocational courses to meet the needs of our diverse student body. This is also complemented by extensive opportunities for Personal Development including accredited sports leadership and mental health qualifications, work experience, the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the development of a range of wider life skills. Such quality of provision helps students develop into well-balanced young adults who are not only academically successful but have the skills and confidence to make a positive difference to their own lives and the lives of others.

We are very proud to be leading Post-16 at Ilkley Grammar School and are looking forward to working with each new cohort of students to see what can be achieved on both an individual level and also collectively, as a strong, purposeful, diverse and cohesive community.

The Post-16 Team - Who Are We?

Mr A.J. Fox

Assistant Headteacher: Director of Post-16

Mr J. D. Sykes

Associate Assistant Headteacher: Post-16 (Y13 lead)

Mrs J.L. Pickard

Learning Leader: Post-16 (Y12 lead)

Mrs C. Walsh

Senior Pastoral Manager (Year 12 and 13)

Mrs J. Greenwood

Student Support and Transition Manager (Year 12 and 13)

Mrs C. McCutcheon

Senior Student Achievement Manager (Year 12 &13)

Mrs A. Herring

Student Achievement Manager (Year 12 & 13)

Ms C. Waite

Post-16 Attendance and Admin Officer

 A Welcome from the Head Students (2022-23) 

“Our post-16 student body at IGS is a hardworking, resilient community that prides itself on core principles of kindness, responsibility and courage. The school offers a rich range of extracurricular activities including leadership, sport, creative arts, trips and visits and provides opportunities for all students to embark on a personalised journey of discovery, whether that be related to school subjects or wider interests.

We play an active role in both the IGS and the wider Ilkley Community.  Our excellent pastoral and academic team never fail to care for all students and look after our personal and academic well-being. IGS’s Post-16 combines the opportunity to develop individual interests with outstanding teaching to form well-rounded individuals who are well-prepared for any challenges we may encounter.”

Scarlett Guise, Sean Hayes and Callum Edwards – Head Students 2022-23

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