Ermysted's Grammar School
Welcome to Ermysted’s Grammar School’s website

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. Please note that this website will shortly be replaced and we are in the process of transferring information across to the new site. Therefore, in the unlikely event that you are unable to find the information you require, please contact the School directly on and we will be happy to help.

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


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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.

Examination Results
Results for 2015 indicated:-

- A*-C in English and Maths: 96%
- 5 A*-C  including English and Maths: 96.4%
- P8: +0.36
- A8: 68.7
- % achieving the English Baccalaureate: 49%
- % in sustained education, employment or training (2013): 98%

- 62.9% of results graded A-B at ‘AS’ level
- 70.4% of results graded A*-B at ‘A’ level

- GCE A-Level VA +0.05
- APS Academic 237.8 PTS
- Average Grade: B
- Retention GCE A-Level 99%
- Destinations (2013) 86%

For details of provisional exam results for 2016 see here and the DfE Performance Tables

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