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Harrogate Grammar Sixth Form building - Nov 23

The Sixth Form


sixth form students in a band

The Duke of Edinburgh’s award

You will be able to pursue the Gold Award. The scheme includes expeditions in the Yorkshire Dales, Service and Skills’ components, and helps you to develop teamwork and leadership skills.


You have the opportunity to lead Stage Crew, co-direct and stage manage productions, co-lead Drama clubs and team teach KS3. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in productions at professional venues as a performer or at a technical level.


You will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of musical ensembles including Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Show Band and Choir. Trips to see live performances and a 3 day residential are also open to instrumentalists. You can also access individual instrumental tuition during or after school.


You can be involved in sports’ activities through coaching, leading, assisting and also playing sport. There are Sixth Form teams in netball, rugby, football, basketball, hockey and table tennis.

Sports Academy

You have the opportunity to achieve your sporting ambitions alongside achieving high academic excellence through timetabled netball and rugby sessions as well as strength and condition sessions led by highly experienced coaches.

Modern Foreign Languages

You have the opportunity to study Italian and/or Mandarin Chinese from beginners level by joining one of Sixth Form ab initio GCSE groups. Linked to our core language subjects, we run biennial exchange programmes to France, Germany and Spain. Additionally, you can volunteer as mentors to help out in lower school language lessons.

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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