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Record A Level Results for Ilkley Grammar School

Following Ilkley Grammar School’s Outstanding Ofsted inspection earlier this year, students and staff at IGS are celebrating once again today following the school’s best ever A Level results, with a fantastic overall pass rate of 100%.


An exceptional 16% of all grades achieved were at A*, which is double the national rate of 8%, with all other attainment measures also being the highest in the school’s history and some way above national measures. These include 44% of all grades achieved being at A*-A (18% above national), 77% at A*-B (24% above national) and 91% at A*-C (14% above national).


Helen Williams, Headteacher said, “These results are absolutely phenomenal, with so many of our students excelling themselves to achieve their very best. It’s been an absolute privilege to be at school this morning seeing so many happy faces of students, staff and parents alike and we are all very proud of IGS’s class of 2017! This is of course the result of immense hard work and effort from both students and staff over the past two years, and we wish all of our students the very best for their future lives and careers, including the many who now move on to university away from home.”

There were once again outstanding performances from a range of students, including Laura King who achieved 4A*s and an A, Milly Horn who achieved 4 A*s, Bethany Campbell who achieved 3A*s plus an A and Rebecca Hall, Rebecca Newell, Emma Rabbage, Nathan Spiller and Ethan Thompson who all achieved 3 A*s.

These record results have also meant another bumper year for students going to university and securing other successful next steps such as art college and gap years, with 5 students once again holding Oxbridge offers and a total of 92% of university applicants successfully being offered places so far today, including an impressive 76% (103 students) at first choice universities.  

Well done to everyone!

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We are delighted to announce that Ilkley Grammar School is now officially judged as an ‘Outstanding’ school across the board, following our Ofsted Inspection back in March!

The school was visited by a team of 7 inspectors over 2 days at the end of March this year, who scrutinised all areas of the school’s practice and determined that Ilkley Grammar School “is an outstanding school”, with every aspect of the school’s provision judged to be ‘outstanding’. This includes: the effectiveness of leadership and management; the quality of teaching, learning and assessment; personal development, behaviour and welfare; outcomes for pupils and 16 to 19 programmes.

This outcome was only achieved because of the tremendous hard work and resilience of all of our staff and students at IGS and is the result of a huge effort by Team IGS!

A copy of the full report can be found on the school website here and you can read our Press Release here.

IGS School Fund

If you have not yet made a donation and would like to help Ilkley Grammar School minimise the impact of funding cuts on our students’ education moving forward, please find out more here, or read the article in this week’s Headline.  

We are asking for contributions to the scheme either by monthly direct debit or as a one-off donation. There are several suggested levels at which you can donate, however, any amount will be very gratefully received.

Charities' Week - December 12th - 16th 2016

Students have been using Personal Best Time (PBT) to plan events and market their fundraising activities over the last few weeks, and this week saw the culmination of this with our students raising a whopping £4,388.76 for charities of their choice - really proving their worth as 'Exceptional Citizens':

Key stage three - Yorkshire Cancer Support

Key stage four - Cancer Research

Key stage five – International Educate the Girls

Well done to everyone who organised activities and took part!

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At Ilkley Grammar School communication counts; this includes communication for parents, staff, students, governors and the community.

Headline is our weekly student, parent and community newsletter and is usually issued on a Friday. It is full of all the news regarding life at IGS.

If you have any information you wish to be included in our newsletters please email newsdesk@ilkleygs.co.uk.


PDFs of Headline can be viewed here:

pdf icon21st JULY 2017.pdf (22.9MB)

pdf icon21 JULY 2017.pdf (22.9MB)

pdf icon14 July 2017.pdf (8.6MB)

pdf icon7 JULY 2017.pdf (11.1MB)

pdf icon30th JUNE 2017.pdf (7.5MB)

pdf icon23 JUNE 2017.pdf (8.1MB)

pdf iconHeadline 16th June 2017.pdf (23.5MB)

pdf icon9 JUNE 2017.pdf (6.4MB)

pdf icon26 May 2017.pdf (22.3MB)

pdf icon19 May 2017.pdf (16.4MB)

pdf icon12 May 2017.pdf (9.2MB)

pdf icon5 May 2017.pdf (4.2MB)

pdf icon28 April 2017.pdf (20.8MB)

pdf icon7 April 2017.pdf (22.9MB)

pdf icon31 March 2017.pdf (17.7MB)

pdf icon24 MARCH 2017.pdf (7.4MB)

pdf icon17 MARCH 2017.pdf (7.4MB)

pdf icon10 MARCH 2017.pdf (15.3MB)

pdf icon3 MARCH 2017.pdf (9.5MB)

pdf icon16 February 2017.pdf (4.6MB)

pdf icon10 Feb 2017.pdf (16.9MB)

pdf icon3 FEB 2017.pdf (15.1MB)

pdf icon27 JAN 2017.pdf (14MB)

pdf icon20 JAN 2017.pdf (6.8MB)

pdf icon13 JAN 17.pdf (16.2MB)

pdf icon6 JAN 2017.pdf (13.8MB)

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