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Harrogate Grammar Sixth Form building - Nov 23

The Sixth Form

Would you like to know more about studying at the HGS Sixth Form?

Watch this video to gain an insight into the Sixth Form and see the students answer some of the key questions.

Welcome to the Sixth Form at Harrogate Grammar School

Ben-TStudents 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 nine consecutive years.

On the following pages 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. All students are able to join our iPad for Learning scheme which gives all students access to a rich range of learning programs and resources which are used both in lessons and in independent study time. 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, apprenticeship, 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.

The safety and wellbeing of students is our number one priority. The Sixth Form team includes two Designated Safeguarding Leads and a number of mental health first-aiders. The school has a Silver Mental Health Award from the Carnegie Centre of Excellence in recognition of our effective mental health and wellbeing provision.

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 read the following pages 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


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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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