Quilting success for pupils at Belmont Grosvenor

Youngsters at independent prep school Belmont Grosvenor have stitched their way to success in an international quilting competition. For the second year running, youngsters at the co-educational school, on the outskirts of Harrogate, entered a hand-crafted colourful quilt into the National Festival of Quilts held at the NEC in Birmingham. And the pupils beat off tough competitions from youngsters from ... Read More »

Brackenfield School’s Macmillan Coffee Morning


Brackenfield School took part I the world’s biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research on Friday 26 September 2014. Year 6 pupils planned and ran their own stalls including Find the Treasure , Name the Teddies, cake stalls and pre-loved books and toys stalls. There were also a wide range of craft stalls. Each class was able to ... Read More »

Rossett cricketers triumph in county competition


Young cricketers at Rossett School have made a flying start to the season by winning a county championship. The Year 8 boys’ team won the Dennis Richards 8-aside competition for the first time, after beating the best teams from across North Yorkshire. The majority of the tournament was played while the boys were in Year 7, with Rossett beating Stokesley, ... Read More »

Harrogate High students and teachers take on the challenge


Harrogate High School students ended last week in fine form as the school launched its first VMG challenge. P.E teacher Lee Wilson organised an afternoon of enjoyable, challenging fun. The VMG challenge comprised of Vertical Mentor Groups, (the school’s equivalent to form time where groups are made up of students of all years) competing in different activities for group points. ... Read More »

New Headteacher to build on Brackenfield success

Mrs. Sowa (Right) with retiring Headteacher Mrs. Skillington and Brackenfield pupils

Mr Anthony Comerford, Principal of Brackenfield School is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Patricia Sowa as the future Headteacher for the school from the start of the Summer Term 2015. She will follow in the footsteps of Mrs Judith Skillington who retires this year, having successfully led the school since 2005. Brackenfield was founded in 1977 by Mrs ... Read More »

Lucy sees stars in her eyes


Congratulations to Lucy Poskitt from Harrogate, Y11 pupil at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL), who saw ten A*s when she opened her GCSE results. Lucy said: When I opened my results I thought they were the wrong ones at first. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I’ve lost a £20 bet that I had with my friend who ... Read More »

Impressive results for Rossett students

Lorna Roberts, Amber Phillips and Alex Dallas will all be going on to sixth form after getting their GCSE results at Rossett School

Rossett School in Harrogate is celebrating after its GCSE students achieved another impressive set of exam results. Overall, 96 per cent of pupils got at least five GCSEs at A*-G and a total of 85 per cent of pupils achieved at least five A*-C grades. Meanwhile, 70 per cent gained five passes including English and maths – the Government’s gold ... Read More »

Ashville pupils celebrate GCSE success

Ashville GCSE results 2014

A*s were once again in prevalence at Harrogate’s Ashville College with more than half of those who sat this year’s GCSE exams achieving at least one A* in their results and a record 18 pupils achieved a clean sweep of 10 or more A*/A grades. Anna Floyd headed the girls’ achievements with 11 A*s while Elliott Morris’s 10 A*s and ... Read More »

51% increase in A*s at Harrogate Ladies’ College

Hannah Schofield, Alice Brown (10 A*), Maisy Farrington

Girls and staff are thrilled by a 51% increase in the number of A*s awarded at GCSE at HLC. Over 1 in 4 exams taken attained this top grade (28%), 55% achieving A*-A and 79% awarded A*-B. Following the trend of last week’s A level results these achievements reflect the talent and enthusiasm of both pupils and teachers at HLC. ... Read More »