Welcome

We are very proud of the Sixth Form at Harrogate Grammar School and the outstanding achievements of our students. Students and the school have achieved record breaking results with students making outstanding progress and achieving an average of 60% of grades being A*-B over eight consecutive years. In this prospectus you will read all about the broad range of high quality courses and all the unrivalled additional opportunities available to our Sixth Form students.

Our core purpose is to provide ‘excellence for all’, and this underpins everything that we do in encouraging students to be the best that they can be. We have a very clear set of values that help us to deliver ‘excellence for all’ based on a culture of respect, excellence, adventure, commitment and honesty. With our welcoming atmosphere, modern facilities, outstanding teaching and excellent results, we believe that the Sixth Form at Harrogate Grammar School is a truly special place where all students can grow and flourish.

By joining one of the highest performing comprehensive schools in the country you will benefit from all the opportunities that come from being part of a very large and successful learning community. The wider curriculum offers leadership opportunities, extra-curricular activities, student-led societies, trips and visits, and a programme of external speakers.

We have a large team dedicated to supporting students throughout their Sixth Form journey, offering specialist academic guidance, careers advice, and welfare support. We will support you in a successful route to university or employment. Everybody is valued as an individual and treated as one. Whatever your plans and interests, we are here to help you to achieve your goals.

We are redoubling our efforts to support students restore any lost confidence caused by the pandemic. Over the course of the last year, our teachers delivered a thousand hours of additional support sessions. The school has a Silver Mental Health Award from the Carnegie Centre of Excellence in recognition of our effective mental health and wellbeing provision. All our students benefitted from continuity of studies during lockdown through our pioneering iPad for Learning scheme. This innovation creates unique opportunities for students to learn.

It is a recipe of academic excellence, strong community and provision of enriching activities that makes our Sixth Form such an outstanding place to work and learn. The Sixth Form is a new opportunity for everybody and each year we welcome many students from numerous schools as well as from Harrogate Grammar School main school. Our team of staff and peer mentors help to ensure that everybody settles in.

We encourage you to visit our website to learn much more about what we offer. We welcome all applications and enquiries through the ‘applying’ section of our website.

Ben Twitchin

Director of Sixth Form