Education

Harrogate Grammar School Year 13 Leavers Ball

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Students at Harrogate Grammar School celebrated the end of their examinations with a Leavers Ball at the Pavilions of Harrogate. Neil Renton, Head of Sixth Form, said it has been a pleasure to work with such hard working and determined young people, who have formed strong and lasting friendships with one another throughout their time in school. The School wishes ...

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Old Ashvillians gather for annual reunion

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Former pupils and staff members from Harrogate’s Ashville College have gathered in the town for their annual reunion. More than 100 old boys, old girls and former teachers, attended a black tie dinner at the Masonic Hall, where they heard speeches from immediate past president David Bulmer, who proposed the toast to the “College”, and Ashville College Headmaster, Mark Lauder, ...

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Olympic swimmer inspires pupils at local school annual speech day

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The headteacher Belmont Grosvenor school in Harrogate celebrated the ‘unique’ setting and the ‘special bond’ between parents, staff and pupils at Belmont Grosvenor School’s annual Speech Day and Prize Giving Ceremony. Jane Merriman, headteacher said it had been a remarkable year of achievement for the school which has seen academic, sporting, music and drama successes “well beyond what our size might suggest ...

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Sixth Form students take part in the prestigious ‘Big Interview Day’

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On Thursday 9 July, 85 Sixth Form Students participated in a highly prestigious ‘Big Interview Day’ with employees from IBM and some outside colleagues. After a general introduction to the day, students experienced individual interviews before receiving feedback from top professionals. Amy Gold, Daisy Locke, Tara Boyd Thomas Adams, Noah Ottman, Brier Jones, Iqra Altaf, Daina Harrison and Elizabeth MacGregor ...

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Ashville College says farewell to Senior Master Andrew Johnson

Fond Farewell. Ashville College senior master Andrew Johnson, who is retiring after 24 years’ service to the school

A Harrogate school has said a fond farewell to one of its longest serving masters, who has retired at the end of this academic year. Andrew Johnson joined Ashville College in 1991 as Deputy Head, and, for almost a quarter of a century, has been one of the independent school’s most popular members of staff. He taught Latin, Greek, Classical ...

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Preparing for Next Steps at Rossett School

Ellen Dunn and Lauren Dolman will be attending a summer school at Oxford University following a talk at Rossett School by one of its professors.

  From leadership skills to interview tips, a week of events helped Rossett School students to look to the future. The Next Steps programme featured practical exercises – including a visit from the Army – to encourage Year 12 students to think about their plans after they leave Sixth Form. As well as a series of team-building and problem-solving challenges ...

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ICAEW BASE National Business and Accounting competition – Winners of the Award for ‘Most Considered Ethics’

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BASE is The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales National Business and Accounting competition for students in school or college aged 16-19. A unique and exciting experience, students are able to engage in a business challenge that enables them to develop key employability skills and understand what it’s like to be an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. Six students from ...

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