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Key stages 3, 4 and 5

Key Stage 3

There are many opportunities at KS3. Humanities and languages visits are popular in both years 7 and 8. In the past, most students have participated in a visit to Bolton Abbey and an overnight stay in France.

Prior to COVID students also visited the Trenches or the Battlefields in Belgium and France respectively. This experience enriches their World War I History knowledge and offers excellent GCSE preparation. Students have to balance the excitement of a residential visit away with their friends with the harsh reality of the events of WW1. This visit will resume as soon as possible.

Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5

Previously there was a huge variety of visits available for the older students. These included day visits, competitions and residential visits both within the UK and overseas.

Year 12 students usually have the opportunity to take part in a variety of visits to universities and apprenticeship placements. Led by experienced members of the Sixth Form team, the trip to London takes in Imperial, LSE, UCL and Kings College, whilst other trips enable students to clearly compare two universities in the same city, for example, Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam, Newcastle and Northumbria. There are also visits that allow students to learn about the wide variety of opportunities for apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships at companies including KPMG, Harrogate Water and Eversheds. Residential trips take place annually to both Oxford and Cambridge universities.

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Harrogate Grammar School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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