Ermysted's Grammar School
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Graham Hamilton - Head Teacher

ERMYSTED'S Grammar School will have a new Headteacher from the start of the new school year next September following the retirement of Graham Hamilton.

In a letter to parents, Mr Hamilton said it had been a privilege to be the Skipton school's Headteacher and he paid tribute to the "outstanding" staff and students.

He said it had been a difficult decision, but after 34 years in teaching, including eight as Headteacher of Ermysted's, he would leave the school at the end of August. Until then, it will be "business as usual".

Following a rigorous selection and interview process, the Governors are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Michael Evans as Mr Hamilton's successor.

Mr Evans will join us from St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School, a Voluntary Aided state maintained selective school in Kent which is one of the top performing schools in the country, a school not unlike our own.

Mr Evans is optimistic about the future, despite the challenges facing us, and the Governing Body look forward to working with him to build on Mr Hamilton’s legacy.

The school serves the families in Skipton and the surrounding area, including the beautiful area of the Yorkshire Dales. We are a selective boys' grammar school and although the maintenance of high levels of achievement is an important core purpose of the school, we also recognise we play an important role in developing the creative and cultural interests of our students. Further details can be found in our Prospectus.


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


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