Education

Re-opening of Harrogate Grammar School

Harrogate Grammar School will reopen to staff on Monday 7 September for training purposes after which the return of students will be phased. On the 8 September, Year 7 and Year 12 students who are new to Harrogate Grammar School will come into school for an induction day. The following day, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and all Year 12 will start the term with all year groups returning on 10 September. Neil Renton, Headteacher for Harrogate Grammar School, said: Over the busy summer period, we have worked closely with the RKLT (Red Kite Learning Trust), our
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Ripon Grammar School GCSE results – individual stories

Champion fencer scores top marks in GCSEs A CHAMPION fencing athlete is also making his mark in the world of academia after scoring top grades in his GCSEs. Ripon Grammar school boarding student Joel Wilson, from Gainford, near Darlington, was awarded three grade 9s and eight grade 8s, the equivalent to a clean sweep of A*s. As a rising star in one of the most technical and tactical sports around, Joel has represented the North-East in national championships and had to juggle demanding training commitments with his studies. Joel, who turned 16 in July, will now take A-levels in psychology,
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Rossett students celebrate achievements

Students at Rossett School in Harrogate are celebrating their achievements and planning for the future after receiving their A-level and post-16 results. Headteacher Helen Woodcock said the school was “extremely proud” of each and every student, and that the result of their hard work was evident in the number of students who had secured their offers at University, FE, apprenticeships and in the world of work. She said: “Results day has been all about our individual students and securing their progression routes for next year. It has been a joyful day with the school open to young people and their
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Most students have secured their University places say St Aidan’s & St John Fisher Associated Sixth Form

Students from the Associated Sixth Form have emerged from a uniquely challenging year with an impressive set of results in A Level and Level 3 Applied General qualifications. Despite alterations to a significant number of the grades, conscientiously submitted by teachers in the Association More than 500 results were adjusted, amounting to 38% of the total number of grades. Most students aiming for university have still been able to secure places at institutions of their choice, including those applying for Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry and those holding offers for Oxford and Cambridge universities. A spokesperson for the Associated Sixth
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Harrogate Grammar School say farewell to legend that is Roy Mackay

Roy has dedicated years to teaching and coaching thousands of children sport, he is held in the highest regard by all that know him. Roy has taught and coached many sports for 41 years, including tennis, table tennis and rugby at clubs around North Yorkshire, from junior through to senior level, from recreational to National levels. For 32 of those years, Roy has been a PE teacher at Harrogate Grammar School. He has recently been awarded the highly prestigious ERFSU Services to Schools’ Rugby Award and been nominated as a Mitsubishi Motors Valued Volunteer with Yorkshire Rugby Football Union. Both
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Trio of young artists win national acclaim

Three talented Ripon Grammar School artists have been selected from more than 17,700 students to have their paintings on display in a prestigious national exhibition. The stunning works by Isaac Henson, Hugo Wade and Milly Lennox will sit among those by 400 young artists picked by a panel of experts for the Royal Academy Summer Show, which launches online on July 12. Milly, 15, from Ripon, said of her still life of a fish in acrylic: “I really enjoyed using tone and texture and using my imagination to enhance the painting. A keen musician, she comes from an artistic family
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Harrogate Colleges announces three new courses

Harrogate College has announced three innovative commercial courses ahead of the new academic year. The latest courses include: Business Support: Maintaining Business Compliance, Empowering Leaders, and Business Support: Remote Working. With the distinctive rise of e-learning, where teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms, people who have been furloughed or made redundant are being encouraged to develop their skills online. The programmes at Harrogate College are being offered to anyone who wants to change career or upskill. It is also open to businesses to help train their employees or give them something to work on. Danny Wild, Principal at
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