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Post-16 Students


Attendance and Punctuality 

All Post-16 students are expected to aim for over 97% attendance. This is because we know that there is a strong correlation between high levels of attendance and exceptional outcomes. 

However, at IGS, as well as monitoring levels of lesson attendance we track participation in the full range of opportunities that post-16 offers. This is because we want students to grow in wisdom and stature (sapientia et statura) and we understand that to do that, students need more than just a transactional experience; they need to grow as people as well as learners of individual subjects so that they make wise decisions with the knowledge they have gained. 

We take a graduated approach to independent study so that there is support and direction while students need it but once they are ready students gain earned autonomy. 

Click HERE to download a summary of the ways we support high levels of attendance in Post-16. 

Travel Arrangements 

Post-16 students at Ilkley Grammar School are eligible for travel assistance in line with the Bradford MDC Post-16 Transport Policy Statement 2023-24. 

Current travel options are listed below: 

  • School Buses: These are available for Post-16 students from Keighley (G21 7:15), Addingham & Burley-in-Wharfedale 
  • Trains: Wharfedale line from Bradford/Shipley and Leeds 
  • Service Buses: These are available from Skipton (06:45), Keighley, Addingham & Burley-in-Wharfedale 
  • Private Minibus Service:Grassington-Skipton-Ilkley: We provide a private minibus service from Grassington/Burnsall/Skipton for Post-16 students. 

Eligible Post-16 students are also encouraged to apply for the Post-16 Bursary and many request support with travel costs to and from school. The bursary form is available on our website. 

The most recent Bradford guidance can be found here: 

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