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King James’s School (Knaresborough)
School

King James’s School is a highly successful comprehensive school in the market town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. We are dedicated to helping children develop into confident, sensitive and responsible adults who are able to play an active part in society.

With a Charter and foundation dating back to 1616, we have an enviable tradition, identity and ethos, which is combined with the best in modern curriculum design and innovative teaching and learning.

Academically, we maintain the high standards that the parents of Knaresborough have come to expect from the school. We also have a rich profile of extra-curricular activities and we believe in giving parents the opportunity to enjoy the achievements of their children. Our talented and enthusiastic staff ensure that all of our youngsters fulfil their potential.

W: king-james.co.uk

Queen Mary’s Thirsk
School

Queen Mary’s is a thriving day and boarding school, between Ripon and Thirsk, for girls aged 3-16 and boys ages 3-7. Examination results are excellent across all subject areas and staff cultivate the culture, community and support networks to provide a personal approach to educating the whole child. Queen Mary’s size and ethos allows for full flexibility and early leadership opportunities. Included within the impressive range of extra-curricular activities is Outdoor Education including canoeing, climbing and overnight camps alongside a strong Music Department and an Equestrian Centre where girls often compete at national level.

w: queenmarys.org

Horsforth School (Leeds)
School

Horsforth School, located in northwest Leeds is consistently one of the top performing non–selective schools in the region.

At Horsforth we have an excellent academic record, results are consistently above the national average and our sixth form has been judged as ‘Outstanding’. We firmly believe in opportunity and achievement for all and are proud to provide a first class education that equips students with the confidence, competence, knowledge, skills and understanding to fit easily and actively into a rapidly changing society. We aim to ensure that all students enjoy learning and achieve their potential, not just in their studies but also creatively, practically and in sporting activities.

w: horsforthschool.org

Harrogate Ladies College
School

Senior school years are perhaps the most critical in terms of shaping long term futures, but we believe that they should also be exciting, inspiring and stimulating – a time of building confidence, increasing independence; and of becoming comfortable with who you are.

As a leading UK independent school, we focus on providing girls with an all round education which will ensure that they have the best possible opportunities when they move on to the next stage in their lives.

W: hlc.org.uk

Grammar School at Leeds
School

The Grammar School at Leeds fosters an inspirational learning environment, offering pupils a stimulating academic experience within a mutually respectful, kind and caring community. Every pupil’s interests, abilities and talents are nurtured by enthusiastic, well-qualified and dedicated staff. Personal and academic integrity is key.

Our reputation for academic, sporting and creative excellence sits alongside a good balance of tradition and innovation. Our generous ratio of staff to pupils enables us to offer a rich curriculum and a supportive pastoral system, dedicated to the development of social skills and self-esteem, rooted in academic challenge and respect for one another

w: gsal.org.uk

George Pindar (Scarborough)
School

At George Pindar School you will see:
A well ordered and safe community
Teachers who are passionate about students and their learning
Positive relationships between staff & students
A well equipped learning environment
High quality teaching and learning
An ethos that puts students first

w: georgepindar.co.uk

Gateways (Leeds)
School

Gateways prides itself on the education of the whole person, and is proud to be regularly placed in the top ten schools nationally for value added. Last year, Gateways High School ranked first place nationally for valued added in GCSE Maths and Science and 7th place across all GCSE subjects.

The reason for this is simple. Small class sizes and a focus on the individual lead to exceptional value added. This is further demonstrated by the fact that pupils from Gateways, a non-selective school, often achieve results which outperform surrounding schools that are academically selective.

w: gatewaysschool.org.uk

Corpus Christi Catholic College (Leeds)
School

Corpus Christi Catholic College is an expanding 11-16 Voluntary Aided, mixed comprehensive secondary school in the Diocese of Leeds serving the parishes and Catholic primary school communities in the east of Leeds. The College is situated near to the junction of the A63/A64 junction 3 miles east of Leeds city centre.

The college is significantly oversubscribed and enjoys a strong reputation in the local area as a rapidly improving school with a strong Christian and community ethos, characterised by mutual respect between staff and students and the value that is placed on each individual person for their intrinsic worth.

A traditional pastoral structure promotes and maintains the highest standards of uniform and behaviour. Students have access to a wide range of external agencies to support their academic, social, moral, physical and spiritual well-being. Student’s work alongside over 60 teachers supported by learning assistants, administrative, technical and maintenance staff; and a school lay chaplain.

w: corpusleeds.org

Bedale High
School

Bedale High School is located in a small market town in North Yorkshire, which is seen as the ‘gateway’ to the Yorkshire dales.  Bedale is a school that is firmly rooted in its community and there is a deep commitment to deliver an outstanding education for every student, whatever their background and whatever their ability.  Our ethos is simple ‘excellence for all’ – we want every student to enjoy their experience at Bedale High School as much as possible because we know that happy learners make sucessful learners.  What we talk of inside school is “doing things the Bedale way”, this is based around these values of having a positive ‘attitude’ to learning, ‘respect’ of everyone we are learning alongside and high levels of commitment’ from everyone – our expectation  is that all staff and students play a full and active role within the school.

w: bedalehighschool.org.uk

Ashville College (Harrogate)
School

Ashville College is a day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-18 situated in Harrogate. Ashville has a proud past and an even brighter future ahead.  Our values remain loyal to our Methodist traditions, where each child is known and nurtured within a caring, safe and supportive environment.

Ashville has a clear focus on academic excellence, enabling our pupils to be prepared for life in an increasingly complex world without ever losing sight of the individual child, their own talents and their wider development. Our commitment to an inclusive education, where individuals are valued wherever their talents lie, is at the heart of all we do to ensure pupils are ‘the best versions of themselves’.

Ashville’s 2018 A level results statistics increased in every headline category at A*, A*/A and A*-B.  In the case of A*, our pupils achieved double the national %.  For GCSE results, Ashville pupils outperformed the national norm, with our A*/A % at GCSE across all subjects being double the national %.

w: ashville.co.uk

Allerton High
School

Allerton High School is a caring, inclusive school, with students from a diverse range of backgrounds. It has a track record of academic success with students in 2015 achieving excellent results in a wide range of subjects, with 79% achieving 5A*-C grades including English & Maths – the schools’ best results ever. The facilities include a multi-faith centre, a fully equipped fitness studio, dance studio and sports hall with climbing wall. Allerton High School was judged as good by Ofsted.

w: allertonhigh.org.uk

Boroughbridge
School

Boroughbridge High School is an expanding 11 – 18 comprehensive school which serves the needs of students from the community of Boroughbridge and the surrounding area. Our school aim in ‘Aspiration and Support for All’ and, to achieve this, we focus on creating high quality learning experiences supported by strong pastoral care. From September 2016, we’ll have a collaborative Sixth Form, working with Easingwold School and Thirsk School, to ensure students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum at post – 16.

Mount St Mary’s
School

Our mission is to ensure individual achievement and personal growth and to provide extensive opportunities for the development of the whole individual. Personal development is promoted strongly through the curriculum. May 2015 Ofsted report quotes – “Around the school, students and staff treat each other with dignity and respect”. “Personal development is promoted strongly through the curriculum. There are highly effective experiences throughout the curriculum that develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding well.

w: mountstmarys.org

Ripon Grammar
School

Ripon Grammar School is an outstanding, selective, co-educational state school with boarding accommodation for up to one hundred students, making us unique in Yorkshire and one of a small, select group of schools in the country. The school is forward-looking with state-of-the-art facilities, complementing a spacious green field site on the outskirts of the city.

w: ripongrammar.co.uk

Ryedale
School

Ryedale School is a leading secondary comprehensive with results that place us amongst the highest performing schools in North Yorkshire. We are committed to combining the very best educational provision with high expectations and traditional values. Building on our ‘Outstanding’ judgements (OFSTED 2012, Local Authority review 2015), we are continually developing and improving the educational experience for all learners. Our dynamic and inspirational team of staff deliver a high quality learning experience where every student has the opportunity to excel. We have established a creative and inclusive atmosphere in which individual talents are nurtured and allowed to flourish. Our extensive range of extra-curricular activities develop skills, interests, relationships and most importantly the students’ enjoyment of school life and learning..

w: ryedaleschool.org