Harrogate Grammar

New Student Leadership Team appointed at Harrogate Grammar School

Harrogate Grammar School is delighted to announce the appointment of Harry Baskind and Harriet Winspear as Head Students of the Student Leadership Team. Iman Aslam, Olivia Cooke, Mason De Souza, Jake Sandland, Lucy Taverner and Lewis Walsh have all been appointed as Deputies. The school has a long tradition of providing leadership opportunities, which are highly regarded positions within the school community. Director of Sixth Form, Ben Twitchin, explained the rigorous selection process: “Year 12 students nominated themselves for the Student Leadership Team by writing a formal letter. We looked at their performance in all aspects of school life, including their Harrogate Informer…


‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Outcome for Harrogate Grammar School

After two days of inspection, with a team of six inspectors, Ofsted reached the judgement that the overall effectiveness of Harrogate Grammar School is outstanding. They also judged the school to be outstanding in all five areas of the framework: the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and Sixth Form provision. Ofsted had the following to say about Harrogate Grammar School: Harrogate Grammar School is an extremely rewarding place to learn. Pupils benefit from an exceptional curriculum. Effective teaching and assessment enable pupils to learn well. This depth of knowledge is sustained from key stage Harrogate Informer…


Video: The Harrogate Town AFC mascot joins Willow Tree for Walk to School day

Some of the Children from Willow Tree School walked to school with Harry Gator, the Harrogate Town AFC mascot. (25 March 2022) They met with Harry outside the club grounds on Wetherby road, and then walked down to the school. They were greeted by the Mayor and Mayoress of Harrogate. Councillor Trevor Chapman, and Janet Chapman. The event is co-ordinated across the district by Zero Carbon Harrogate, and has a good uptake. The schools have worked with the children to take ownership of the event, and promote it amongst themselves.   School taking part this time Secondaries Ashville College Senior Harrogate Informer…


Adventures abound for Year 9 students at Bewerley Park

Year 9 students at Harrogate Grammar School recently enjoyed an action-packed trip to Bewerley Park. Three groups went across throughout a one week period, each spending two days at the adventure centre. Jake Kempton, Coordinator of Outdoor Learning at Harrogate Grammar School, who led the trip, said: This year the trip was closer to home.There were lots of benefits to doing it locally. It was more affordable and made it more accessible to a wider range of students. Students took part in an array of exciting activities including the Leap of Faith, which involved diving for a trapeze from the Harrogate Informer…


Harrogate Grammar School celebrates Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year celebrations took place at Harrogate Grammar School last week, with a vibrant display of kung fu and dance. The school, students and parents/carers celebrated the Year of the Tiger with a colourful showcase of food and culture. Mandarin teacher Richard Barnard, who spent several years living in China, explained: New Year is all about togetherness, eating with the people you love and making wishes. They also embrace traditions such as spring-cleaning your house, making dumplings and setting off red sky lanterns. Deqing Chen, Director of Jinlong Culture and Performing Arts Ltd, was MC for the event and Harrogate Informer…


Harrogate Grammar School Year 10 student joins prestigious England Boys Hockey Squad

Harrogate Grammar School Year 10 student, Harry Montague, has been selected to represent his country and play hockey for the England Under 16 Boys 2022 squad. He is the only player from Yorkshire, and one of just three from the North of England, to reach national level this year. Harry, 14, plays at Harrogate Hockey Club, making his debut this season in the Mens X1. He will soon be representing England in international matches, culminating in a European tournament this summer. Harry was just 5 years old when he played his first hockey match for the Harrogate B Team Under 10s Harrogate Informer…