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This year’s GCSE results have seen remarkable improvements in English and Maths despite the new examinations becoming more challenging than ever. English and Maths results are the highest ever achieved by the Skipton Academy. 74% of students achieved grades 9-4 in English Language or Literature and 66% achieving 9-4 in Maths with 61% achieving grades 9-4 in both.  Many students achieved excellent academic results such as George Squire who achieved grade 9 in English Language as well as an A* in History and four A’s in other subjects.

This set of results are a testament to the hard work of the students, their parents and the staff at the Academy and provide us with a good base to continue to improve the Academy going forward. We are very proud of the achievement of all our students and are happy that they have achieved the results that their hard work deserve.

Richard McManus




It is an exciting time to be joining The Skipton Academy and I’m looking forward to working with the staff, students and local community to help the Academy go from strength to strength. I am very ambitious in what I want us to achieve here at The Skipton Academy and I’m sure that with the support of students, staff and parents we can deliver a first class education for our students. I would like to make you aware of some changes that will take place from the new academic year in September. Firstly all students will enter and exit the site using the gates nearest the leisure centre. This is to ensure that there is a separation between students and traffic for safety reasons. Students will also have a ten minute Form period at the start of the day so that their Tutor can ensure that they are in correct uniform, fully equipped and ready to learn. This will not result to any change to the school day and I thank you in advance in ensuring students arrive in perfect uniform and ready to learn in the new academic year.

We will be having a renewed focus on standards of uniform including insisting that leather school shoes be worn – pumps, trainers, canvas shoes will not be allowed. For details of the uniform please check the relevant part of the website

There is also a new behavioural system from September which will become the cornerstone for the Academy in its quest to raise standards of behaviour and aspirations of all our students.  Further details will be on the website over the summer.

Finally I would like to wish you all a good summer and I look forward to working with you all in September.

Richard McManus

Principal, The Skipton Academy


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