Theatre play helps schools deal with troops on the move

North Yorkshire County Council has commissioned a theatre project which is touring schools to help pupils affected by troop movements to develop resilience at a time of major change for the armed forces. The impact of the drawdown of troops from Germany and the closure of all Ministry of Defence Schools there, as well as other military mobilisation, means that ...

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Former Harrogate Grammar School student becomes the youngest councillor in the UK


Former Harrogate Grammar School student Lucy Atkinson becomes the youngest elected councillor in the UK for Lancaster City aged 18. Former Harrogate Grammar School student Lucy Atkinson from Harrogate has been elected to Lancaster City Council for the University and Scotforth Rural Ward for Labour by a significant majority, becoming the youngest elected in the UK. Cllr Atkinson studied Politics ...

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Brackenfield choir in national final

Brackenfield Harrogate

Brackenfield School Junior Choir in Harrogate has reached the national final of “Music for Youth” at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on Wednesday 8 July 2015. As many as 8,000 talented young musicians, aged 5–21 from all over the UK will descend on Birmingham for the week-long festival, bringing the city’s world-class stages, its streets and squares to life with music ...

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North Yorkshire to press ahead with school improvements


North Yorkshire will spend more money on improving the county’s schools this year after the county council’s executive approved the school’s capital programme today. North Yorkshire schools will have £51 million over the next three years to invest in upgrading facilities such as science labs, design technology, art, music and drama spaces to support teaching and learning as well as ...

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Ashville goes to the polls!

Ashville Harrogate Poll

As the country goes to the polls today (Thursday, 7 May 2015) so does Harrogate’s Ashville College. Five Sixth Formers from the independent school – who are standing for the Greens, UKIP, Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives – set out their stall in a minute’s speech at last Friday’s assembly, before taking part in a hustings later that day. ...

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Harrogate school scoops amnesty youth award

Amnesty Trophy Winners Harrogate Rossett

A group from Rossett School in Harrogate has won the Amnesty International Most Effective Fundraiser Youth Award.  Amnesty’s Youth Awards celebrate young people aged from 7 to 19 years old who creatively interpret a human rights topic through reporting, photography, song-writing and performing, fundraising and campaigning. Members of Rossett Amnesty organised an overnight vigil to raise money and highlight the ...

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Rossett School holds mock election

Candidates in the mock election stood for the five main parties and campaigned to win student votes

In what could prove to be a prediction of voting in the wider constituency – or even the country – 72% of the student body at Rossett School exercised their right to vote on Friday, 1 May 2015. A total of 13 candidates from Years 7, 8 and 9 put themselves forward for election, representing the five major parties: the ...

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Ashville College hosts Methodist Independent Schools Trust Conference

Ashville College Headmaster Mark Lauder (right) with MIST conference guest speaker, Sir Ian McGeechan

A former Scotland Rugby Coach and British Lions Head Coach, a BP executive, a theologian and the Head of a South African primary school, have been some of the guest speakers at a conference hosted by Harrogate’s Ashville College. Delegates to the Methodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST) Conference – the theme of which was “Better Versions Of Ourselves” – were ...

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