Education

Pupils at Belmont Grosvenor School to compete at London’s Olympic Park for second year running

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Four pupils from Harrogate independent prep school Belmont Grosvenor are celebrating after qualifying for a national biathlon competition in London. It is the second time youngsters from the co-educational school have qualified for The British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships, which are being held at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in March. Three boys, Finn Wright, Perry Palmer and Zakari Watson, will ...

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Outstanding success for EPQ students at Harrogate Grammar

Sixth Form students at Harrogate Grammar School are celebrating an outstanding set of results for their Extended Project Qualification with an impressive 80% achieving A*-B. The qualification, which is an extension to traditional A-levels, allows students to conduct their own independent research project under the guidance of an Academic Supervisor. Students have the opportunity to conduct research into an area ...

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Official opening of the Sherwood Wing at Harrogate Grammar

Mrs Sherwood with the Chair of Governors, Jim McHugh, cutting the ribbon

Harrogate Grammar School had the official opening of the ‘Sherwood Wing’ in December to celebrate the contribution Mrs Jan Sherwood made to the school. Mrs Sherwood worked at Harrogate Grammar School for 24 years and was Head of Sixth Form for 17 years. During that time the Sixth Form went through a transformation to becoming one of the biggest and ...

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Brackenfield’s road to Wembley

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Brackenfield School on Duchy Road, Harrogate are just one tournament away from playing at Wembley after winning the North Yorkshire Under 11’s 6 –a-side Soccer Tournament in York on Saturday (10 January 2015). The competition consisted of 60 teams from around the county with the top eight teams qualifying for the final from district tournaments. Brackenfield had earlier won the ...

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Ashville pre-prep school holds New Year Christingle service

New Year light Display! Ashville Pre-Prep School pupils Alice Rumsey (front left), William Gawthorpe (from right), Will Robinson and Rebecca Chester with their Christingles

Pupils from a Harrogate pre-prep school have staged their annual New Year Christingle service. Ahead of the service, the children from Ashville Pre-Prep School, made traditional Christingles, which were then lit during the ceremony held in the College’s Memorial Hall. During the service, the symbolism of the Christingle was explained to the children – the orange representing the world; the ...

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Music Matters, a week of music at Harrogate Grammar

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From the 12 – 16t January 2015, Harrogate Grammar School will be home to a number of musical performances and workshops that celebrate the diversity, wonder and power of music. The events are free and open to all. Monday 12th – Jazz Workshop Jazz pianists Pete Rosser and Charlie Wood and singer Jacqui Dankworth will run a workshop on improvisation followed by a performance ...

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Sowerby Primary School website hacking incident

Sowerby Primary School have temporarily taken their website off-line a hacking incident, with inappropriate content being posted. North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire County Council: Sowerby Primary School have issued a joint statement on the incident. Inspector Chris Galley, of North Yorkshire Police, said: We believe that the Sowerby Primary School website had unauthorised content posted by a virus which seeks ...

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Festive fund-raising to finish Christmas term

Rossett School

Charitable students at Rossett School have done their bit to support the Band Aid 30 appeal raising money to fight the ebola crisis in West Africa. However, far from just buying the single, the students collaborated to recreate the song at the school’s Winter Warmer concert, impressing a delighted audience with their performance. They were part of a night of ...

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County council look to make savings on school transport

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North Yorkshire County Council is launching a consultation on proposals to change its policy for providing home to school transport. School travel pass to increase from £480 to £550 per annum Free transport to remain for primary age children living over 2 miles away Free transport to children over 8 who living over 3 miles away Discretionary free transport removed ...

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Life-saving equipment presented to first aid students

Rossett School in Harrogate

A new defibrillator has been installed at Rossett School – and four sixth form students are among those who have received special training to use it in life-threatening situations. The equipment was donated to the school by Ken and Jackie Waight, whose son Richard died suddenly in 2009. The 23-year-old teacher at Hayfield School in Doncaster lost his life to ...

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