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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.

A Level and GCSE League Tables Success for IGS

IGS celebrates tremendous exam success, with 2016 league tables published last week placing the school’s A Level and GCSE results in the top 12% and 17% of all schools nationally (including selective schools) for the first time in its history.

Ilkley Grammar School is celebrating not only fantastic results at A Level and GCSE this week, following the government’s publication of the 2016 League Tables, but also just how well its GCSE results in particular have improved over the last 3 years, when compared to other schools nationally.

Read our Press Release here

Year 13 Presentation Evening

On Wednesday 4th January 2017, we enjoyed another fantastic evening at the King’s Hall in Ilkley honouring the A-level achievements of the Class of 2015-16. With a pass rate of over 99%, last year’s Year 13 students had much to celebrate: 85% of all grades were at A*-C; 60% at A*-B and over 30% at A or A*.

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Congratulations to Emma Powell

Well done to Emma Powell for her incredible achievement of winning her title of No. 1 in the Seniors category of the final completion of the British Tooling Series 2016 (BTS) on Saturday 17th December. The final stage, round 3, took place at Ice Factor in Kinlochleven. At present she is now training for the Ice World Cup in France in February and also has a competition on the 7th January at Kong Adventures Dry Tooling in Keswick where she still is in 1st place in the open. Well done!

A news report of Emma’s success can be found here via www.ukclimbing.com.

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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 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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