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Skipton Girls' High School

Skipton Girls' High School

Founded in 1886, Skipton Girls' High School is a selective grammar school for girls situated in North Yorkshire. In a significant milestone in 2003, it became the first all-girls school to attain specialist status as an engineering college, and later in 2011, it transitioned into an academy. Subsequently, it became a founding member of the Northern Star Academies Trust.

The school, home to nearly 800 girls, is organized into four houses, each named after an influential woman – Brontë, Curie, Franklin, and Johnson. These houses engage in friendly competition throughout the school year, vying for the coveted annual cup.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

Skipton Girls' High School implements a catchment area policy, where priority is determined by the proximity and distance of students' residences from the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5 applicants for every place
Skipton Girls' High School, Gargrave Road, Skipton, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
GL Assessment:
Paper 1 : Mathematics
Paper 2 : English
Paper 3 : Verbal Reasoning

Prospective candidates must undergo three distinct tests as part of the 11+ assessment, covering the following subjects:

1. Mathematics – a 50-minute paper comprising 50 multiple-choice questions.

2. English – a paper lasting 45-50 minutes, featuring 50 multiple-choice questions. The test includes two extracts with associated questions and additional inquiries on spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

3. Verbal Reasoning – a 50-minute paper with 85 multiple-choice questions.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
May 2024
August 2024

You will receive the results either through email, an online link, or a letter dispatched via first-class post.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (Mathematics, English & Verbal Reasoning).  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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Skipton Girls' High School
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