25 August 2023

Family-friendly Skipton: Discover the Best Neighbourhoods and Schools.

We know that Skipton is a highly sought after market town that has been voted one of the happiest places to live in the country. And we also know that when considering your perfect home for your growing family one of the first things that crosses your mind is local schools. How are they rated? Are they close? Are you in the right catchment area?

Finding the right schools is high up the list of priorities when choosing your new home so, you’ll be pleased to know that Skipton has some of the top performing, highest rated schools in the country!
AND if you buy a new Space Home in Skipton finding the right school is something that wouldn’t even have to cross your mind. That’s because the schools near our new development at Ellerwood, Skipton, have only gone and made it to the top 10 state schools in Yorkshire!

The Real Schools Guide 2023, which aims to give a more comprehensive picture of a schools performance rather than simple league status as it takes into account 51 different data points - including not just GCSE results and Attainment 8 scores but also factors like Progress 8, pupil-teacher ratios and absence rates, placed Ermysted’s Grammar School and Skipton Girls high school 1st and 2nd respectively as the best High Schools in North Yorkshire!

This isn’t just a flash in the pan either, according to The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2022 – Skipton Girls High School placed 2nd and Ermysted’s Grammar School placed 3rd in Parent Power results.  
Here’s our handy quick overview of the best schools in Skipton…
  • Skipton Girls High School
Part of the Northern Star Academies Trust is a high performing girl’s only high school with an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity with an ambitious curriculum and strives for both academic and extra-curricular excellence. The most recent Ofsted grading in September 2022 showed it was “Outstanding” for behaviour and attitudes and rated “Good” overall.
  • Ermysted’s Grammar School
One of England’s oldest and most prestigious schools for boys with 530years of impressive history. The school takes pride in its inclusive and nurturing community while providing a plethora of opportunities to broaden their interests, develop new skills and pursue a healthy lifestyle. The most recent Ofsted grading in September 2022 showed it was “Outstanding” for behaviour and attitudes and rated “Good” overall.
  • Upper Wharfedale School
A popular high performing state school for boys and girls, with a smaller campus that promotes a more individual, intimate, and inclusive ethos. The student’s most recent exam progress places the school in the top 7% nationally. The most recent Ofsted grading in June 2019 showed it was “Outstanding” in all areas and rated “Outstanding” overall.
  • South Craven School
Part of the South Craven Academy Trust, South Craven School is a comprehensive school for boys and girls of the Craven area. A fully inclusive environment that places focused learning at the heart of its culture to ensure students achieve their full potential. The most recent Ofsted grading in February 2023 showed it was “Good” in all areas and rated “Good” overall.
We know it’s important to look to the future and plan ahead, but if you’re not quite ready for secondary schools just yet then don’t worry as there are some fantastic primary schools in the area too.
  • Greatwood Community Primary School
Another school which is part of the Northern Star Academies Trust, Greatwood Community Primary School sets you on a path leading directly into a bright future at Skipton Girls High School. As a relatively small school their focus is on each student as an individual and strive to ensure each pupil meets their potential. The most recent Ofsted grading in 2009 was “Outstanding” but has not yet been inspected since reopening as an academy.
  • Water Street Primary School
A popular school which focuses on a creating a bright, welcoming, and safe space for the children, with self-confidence and a positive learning environment at the heart of what they aim to achieve. The most recent Ofsted grading in February 2023 showed it was “Good” in all areas and rated “Good” overall.
Why are we telling you this we hear you ask… well, our latest development Ellerwood, is in Skipton! The development is located on Carleton Road, which is only 1.4 miles (a mere 8 minute drive) away from Skipton Girls High School and an even shorter drive of 5 minutes from Ermysteds Grammar School! 

If school admissions are a top priority for you when it comes to choosing your new home, we hope that this has convinced you to have a look at our available homes. Check out our latest development at Ellerwood, Skipton and book a viewing today.

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