Ermysted's Grammar School
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Headmaster's Welcome

Michael Evans, HeadmasterThank you for visiting our website. I hope that you'll find all of the information that you are looking for and that the website provides you with a real flavour of life at our school.

Ermysted’s is one of England’s oldest schools, for over 525 years the School has sought to provide a first class education to the boys of Skipton and the surrounding areas, regardless of their background. Much has changed since its foundation in the fifteenth century, but the school has never wavered from its original aims to provide an exciting and challenging environment in which to develop ‘learned and wise men’.

Academic success is important but so is the development of character, resilience and self-confidence. At Ermysted’s we take the development of the whole child very seriously. The school prides itself on its nurturing and inclusive community, and we work hard to create an environment where every boy feels valued and supported to achieve their very best.

Opportunities abound in our extensive programme of extra-curricular activities, with boys actively encouraged to broaden their personal interests, develop new skills and pursue a healthy lifestyle. From the rugby field to the stage, from the concert hall to the debating chamber, our students commit themselves fully to the pursuit of excellence and develop the social and personal skills that will serve them so well in later life.

I feel very privileged to be the Headmaster of such a distinguished and ancient institution and incredibly proud of the students’ achievements and abilities. But don’t take my word for it, come and visit us to meet the staff and pupils and discover for yourself. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

Michael Evans


Assessment, Recording and Reporting Survey 2016

Once again, many thanks to those of you who responded to the questionnaire published last week. There were many very interesting and useful comments and we have used these and the other findings to inform our discussion. The results of the survey are available here (Excel spreadsheet).

At Ermysted's Grammar School we are committed to safeguarding and meeting the needs of all our students. The school follows the guidance and protocols outlined by the NYCC safeguarding board. Our Child Protection Policy is available on our policies page here. If you have concerns over Safeguarding please contact Mrs H Simms (

During school holidays all safeguarding issues should be directed to North Yorkshire Children and Families Service, Customer Service Centre, telephone 01609 780780.


Department for Education Performance Tables
The latest DfE school and college performance tables are available below:-

School and college performance tables for Ermysted's Grammar School.

School and college performance tables for the local area.

Survey Outcomes 2015
The outcomes from the Parent Survey are available to download as an Excel spreadsheet.

Examination Results
Results for 2015 indicated:-

- 5 A*-C  including English and Maths: 96.4%
- "Progress 8": 0.37
- English Baccalaureate: 49%
- 62.9% of results graded A-B at ‘AS’ level
- 70.4% of results graded A*-B at ‘A’ level

See exam results for full details of all exam results for 2015 and the DfE Performance Tables

This year’s ‘bumper edition’ serves to highlight the activities and accomplishments that the school has seen from 2012-2015 - Chronicles 2015


Read our September 2015 newsletter



Year 12 students
Copies of letters regarding UCAS, Apprenticeships and returning to Year 13


A2 Results Day
Copies of letters regarding Y13 results day for University applicants, UCAS advice and non-university applicants


Global Partnership with Zahira College, Sri Lanka
Please take a look at the latest reports to learn about the partnership and the joint curriculum projects - Global Partnership


Latest News available on the Astronomy page


Revision Guides
Try the GCSE Geography and KS3 French guides


Comic Relief Cross Country 2015
A short film by Max Nicoll of the whole school cross country. This year's races were held to help raise money for Comic Relief

Sixth Form - download the Directory of A level courses for entry 2016.

KS4 - download the Directory of GCSE courses for entry 2016.

Useful websites for when choosing a career

Effort Grades
The criteria for awarding effort grades


Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

OFSTED Outstanding