An all-girls selective grammar, Skipton Girls’ High School was founded in 1886 and is located in North Yorkshire. In 2003, it became the first all-girls school to be awarded specialist status as an engineering college and, in 2011, it became an academy. Since then, it has established itself as a founding member of the Northern Star Academies Trust.
Almost 800 girls are split across four houses, each of which is named after an influential woman – Brontë, Curie, Franklin and Johnson. The houses compete throughout the school year for the annual cup.
Address: Skipton Girls’ High School, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1QL
County: North Yorkshire
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01756 707600
School Type: Girls’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 794 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 116
Open Day Date: June/July
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: GL Assessment
Skipton Girls’ High School is responsible for its own selection tests, but is required to comply with the North Yorkshire Coordinated Scheme for secondary school admissions to Year 7. With 116 places available at this stage, the school is openly committed to prioritising places for girls within the Craven area of North Yorkshire. To be considered for a place at the school at Year 7, all prospective pupils must take the 11 Plus test coordinated by GL Assessment.
In the event of oversubscription in Year 7, the school will adhere to the following criteria in order of priority:
If you have more questions about the school’s admission process at Year 7, take a look at its complete admission policy.
Parents must complete a registration form for their daughter to take the school selection tests. This form can be downloaded directly from the school’s website and information about how to complete the form can be found in the school’s admissions handbook, which can be found online.
Late registration forms will only be received in exceptional circumstances, but parents should note that 11 Plus testing will not be possible for late entrants until after the date when Year 7 places are allocated.
Eligible candidates will be required to sit three separate tests at 11+, in the following subjects:
Skipton Girls’ High School has built a strong reputation for offering its pupils a well-rounded education, and is known for producing confident young women who go on to excellent further education. With an average of five applications at Year 7 for every place, there is plenty of competition for its 116 places.
As a parent, you are responsible for encouraging your child’s 11 Plus revision well ahead of the actual exam. Practice exam papers can be an effective way of increasing your child’s confidence for Skipton Girls’ 11 Plus, as she can become more familiar with the tests’ requirements and better understand the types of reasoning questions she might be asked.
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