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Wednesday 1 November 2023

Exploring History: Skipton Academy's Battlefield Trip

Students from The Skipton Academy recently embarked on a poignant and educational journey, retracing the steps of soldiers who fought bravely during the war.

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Thursday 26 October 2023

Read All About It!

We wanted to remind you about our latest school newsletter, hot off the presses and waiting for your perusal.

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Friday 20 October 2023

Students Empowered with Life-Saving Skills

A remarkable 167 students at Skipton Academy recently took part in Restart a Heart Day, a crucial initiative aimed at imparting life-saving skills

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Monday 16 October 2023

Inspiring Theatre Outing

Skipton Academy's Year 11 Performance Students Experience the Magic of Dirty Dancing.

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Friday 13 October 2023

Empowering Futures

The Skipton Academy's Eye-Opening Visit to KPMG Leeds.

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Wednesday 11 October 2023

Cross Country Team Shines Through Rainy Challenge

Skipton Academy's Cross Country Club proved their mettle as they braved a rainy afternoon to represent the school in their first competition.

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Tuesday 10 October 2023

Community Spirit Shines Bright

Skipton Academy PTA and Friends Raise £800 for School

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Friday 29 September 2023

Record-Breaking Open Evening!

The Skipton Academy is thrilled to announce the overwhelming success of its recent Open Evening

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Friday 15 September 2023

Year 7's Nurturing Resilience and Friendship

Year 7 students of The Skipton Academy embarked on a transformative adventure at Nell Bank

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Friday 8 September 2023

TSA Welcomes its Largest Year 7 Cohort Ever!

The Skipton Academy is abuzz with excitement as it welcomes the largest cohort of Year 7

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Monday 4 September 2023

A New Chapter Unfolds as Fresh Faces Join Our School!

We have welcomed a wave of new staff, attributing the surge to increased student enrolment, a good Ofsted report, and the school's commitment to an expanding, broad, and balanced curriculum.

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Thursday 31 August 2023

Open Evening & Open Days

Inviting prospective parents and students to come visit and see what The Skipton Academy has to offer you!

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Thursday 24 August 2023

GCSE Success at The Skipton Academy

In a milestone achievement for The Skipton Academy, the GCSE results of its Year 11 students have showcased a school on a path of progress and achievement.

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Friday 21 July 2023

Celebrating Triumphs

Highlights of Our 2nd Challenge and Celebration Week at The Skipton Academy

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Wednesday 19 July 2023

Empowering Futures

Appreciating the Champions of The Skipton Academy's Careers Programme

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Friday 14 July 2023

Nurturing Young Creativity

TSA students have been actively participating in Playmaking Festivals, immersing themselves in the world of Shakespeare and showcasing their incredible talents.

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Wednesday 12 July 2023

Embrace Unity and Inclusivity

Unraveling the Wonders of Diversity Day: Year 8 Students Embrace Unity and Awareness

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Monday 3 July 2023

Milestone Achieved: Triumph Over Silver Duke of Edinburgh

We celebrate the remarkable Year 10 students who have successfully completed their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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Friday 30 June 2023

Embarking on an Extraordinary Journey

The Skipton Academy is thrilled to announce the upcoming World Challenge expedition to Morocco in 2025!

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Friday 23 June 2023

Empowering Girls: A Transformative Experience

Our girls had the opportunity to participate in various activities, workshops, and inspiring discussions, leaving them feeling motivated and empowered to prioritise their own wellbeing.

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Thursday 22 June 2023

An Inspiring Exploration of Future Pathways

The Skipton Academy recently hosted a highly successful Careers Day, which proved to be an invaluable experience for both students and professionals alike.

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Wednesday 21 June 2023

Students Smash Their Way to a Resounding 78-Run Victory

In a thrilling display of teamwork and skill, the students from The Skipton Academy (TSA) showcased their cricket prowess

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Monday 19 June 2023

Farewell Year 11 Students!

With their last day now behind them, we can't help but reflect on the remarkable journey these young individuals have undertaken during their time with us.

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Thursday 15 June 2023

KPMG Opening Doors to Opportunity

Year 9 students recently embarked on an eye-opening journey to the KPMG offices in Leeds

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Monday 12 June 2023

Students Conquer Expedition Trek!

The Skipton Academy is buzzing with excitement as we celebrate the remarkable achievements of our students who recently completed their Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) expedition.

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Tuesday 6 June 2023

Play Selected for RSC Performance

Felicity Williamson, Year 8, has had her play ‘Abandoned’ selected to be performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in August.

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Tuesday 23 May 2023

Skipton Mechanic Institute's Generous Donation Enhances Our Library

We are delighted to announce that the Skipton Mechanic Institute's generous donation of £500 has been put to excellent use.

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Saturday 20 May 2023

LIFE course for students delivered by NY Fire and Rescue Service

Students participated in an intense work experience within a tightly structured and focused team environment

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Monday 15 May 2023

DofE Practise Expedition

Students Complete Last Practice Expedition Walk for Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

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Wednesday 3 May 2023

Year 11 Visit Malham

Year 11 GCSE geography students from The Skipton Academy visited Malham to conduct a river study as part of their fieldwork experience which will be assessed in their upcoming examinations.

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Wednesday 19 April 2023

Year 11 Revision: A Guide to Success

Year 11 is a pivotal year for students, as it is the year in which they prepare for their GCSE exams. These exams are important, as they will determine which courses students can study at A-level and beyond.

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Monday 17 April 2023

Parents, Get Ready for Exams with Our Revision Support Evening!

The Skipton Academy hosted a parent information evening on revision. The event was an opportunity for parents, to learn about the best ways to help their children prepare for exams.

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Wednesday 5 April 2023

Transition Launch for Class of 2028

The Skipton Academy recently launched its transition process for the Class of 2028. The launch event, which was attended by students, parents, and staff, provided an overview of what students and parents can expect during the transition process.

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Monday 20 March 2023

Students Make a Splash With Their Practice Expedition

Recently, students from The Skipton Academy in North Yorkshire have been hard at work, completing a practice expedition as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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Friday 10 March 2023

Skipton Academy Closed Due to Snow

All students will be provided with remote learning resources and tasks to complete in the absence of physical lessons. These will be set on ClassCharts and should be completed by Monday 13th March 2023.

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Monday 6 March 2023

The Skipton Academy Rated 'Good' in All Areas by Ofsted: An Incredible Journey Rewriting History

The Ofsted report for The Skipton Academy is published today and has confirmed that the school is rated “Good” in all areas.

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Friday 3 March 2023

Making Skipton Safer: Young People Lead the Way

At The Skipton Academy this afternoon, students were invited to join a multi-agency working group and share their views on what they'd like to see in Skipton to make it a better place for their age group!

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Thursday 2 March 2023

Are you an inspiring Art teacher?

Calling all creative professionals! We are seeking an inspiring Art Teacher to join our team at The Skipton Academy. Come join us and make a difference in the lives of our students!

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Wednesday 1 March 2023

Evan Mody to Star in 'Hamlet'

Evan Mody, a Year 11 student from The Skipton Academy, has been selected from across the country to be part of the RSC’s Next Generation programme.

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Tuesday 21 February 2023

Skipton Academy Launches Wellbeing Champions Program

Skipton Academy is proud to announce the launch of their Wellbeing Champions program, which is designed to promote healthy wellbeing throughout the school.

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Tuesday 14 February 2023

Explore New Career Opportunities at the Skipton Academy!

We're excited to announce new positions available at the Skipton Academy! We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

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Friday 10 February 2023

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2023 at Skipton Academy

National Apprenticeship Week 2023 at Skipton Academy was a great success. It was a week of inspiring talks, as well as a chance for students to get hands-on experience.

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Wednesday 8 February 2023

Students from Skipton Academy Become Anti-Bullying and Anti-Racism Ambassadors

A small group of 16 Year 8 students from Skipton Academy recently completed anti-bullying and anti-racism ambassador training, organised by The Diana Award

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Monday 6 February 2023

Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing Week

This week is Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing Week and the theme for this year is 'Let's Connect'.

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Friday 3 February 2023

Raise Money with Easyfundraising

Parents of students at The Skipton Academy should take advantage of the easyfundraising program to help raise money for the school.

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Wednesday 1 February 2023

Stars Of The Week

We are delighted to be able to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our students in this way.

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Thursday 26 January 2023

Skipton Academy Students Shine in Cross-Country Competition

Over 400 students from across the country recently took part in a cross-country competition hosted by Giggleswick school, and students from Skipton Academy were among the participants.

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Monday 23 January 2023

Supporting Your Child: Bereavement

In this month's Parent Support Group we will be looking at bereavement

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Friday 20 January 2023

Revision Launch – Unlocking Memory Mastery

The session aimed to help students understand the importance of memory in the revision process and equip them with the skills to succeed in their exams.

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Monday 16 January 2023

History Comes Alive

A group of students from, the history club at The Skipton Academy have been thrilled to have had the opportunity to work on the project 'Then and Now'.

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Sunday 15 January 2023

Open Positions at School - Come Join Our Team!

We are looking for passionate and motivated individuals to join our team and help us provide the best educational experience for our students. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of our students, we invite you to apply!

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Saturday 14 January 2023

Bringing Our Community Together with the School Newsletter

The Skipton Academy has launched a new school newsletter to keep parents, staff and students up to date on all the latest news and events.

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Friday 13 January 2023

15 Students complete their Bronze DofE Award

15 students from Skipton Academy have recently achieved the prestigious Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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Wednesday 11 January 2023

Alumni offered a place at Oxford University

Billy Caswell, a former student of Skipton Academy, is celebrating after being offered a place at the prestigious Oxford University to read English

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Monday 9 January 2023

Young Writers Sweep the Board

It was a proud moment for The Skipton Academy when three of its students were announced as winners of the Young Writers Competition.

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Saturday 24 December 2022

Merry Christmas

Wishing all of our school community a wonderful Christmas break

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Tuesday 20 December 2022

Making Sense of Senses

The Parent Support Group is an online support group, facilitated by NHS mental health practitioners.

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Monday 19 December 2022

Exciting Opportunities at TSA

Exciting opportunities to join the TSA team

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Friday 16 December 2022

Christmas Jumper Day 2022

Staff celebrate the end of term by partaking in our annual Christmas Jumper Day

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Wednesday 14 December 2022

Theatre visit for Year 7

Year 7 celebrated their first term at the Skipton Academy with a visit to see Jack and The Beanstalk

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Wednesday 14 December 2022

Parliament Visit

23 students. had the opportunity to visit Parliament house and explore London in the process

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Wednesday 7 December 2022

Pre-loved Uniform

The school launches it's pre-loved uniform provision to ensure all students have the correct uniform everyday.

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Monday 5 December 2022

Amazon Smile

Support the school simply by using Amazon Smile when shopping online

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Friday 25 November 2022

Year 11 - November Mock Exams

Mock exams in Year 11 play a hugely important role in shaping the second half of the year and the structure of the support on offer as we build towards next summer.

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Tuesday 22 November 2022

Mental Health - Parent Support Group

The group encourage parents/carers participation - providing a safe space for them to share experiences, build positive relationships and receive peer support.

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Friday 18 November 2022

Children in Need

Student council voted to support Children In Need, raising an incredible £669.06

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Monday 14 November 2022

Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week 2022 takes place from Monday 14th – Friday 18th November with the theme ‘Reach Out’

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Sunday 13 November 2022

Remembrance Sunday

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them. A special thank you to our wonderful students & staff who represented our school and the Skipton community in the Remembrance Parade and memorial service today.

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Tuesday 1 November 2022

Join our team

We have several exciting opportunities to join our brand new targeted mainstream provision

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Monday 31 October 2022

Battlefields Trip - 2022

TSA & IGS students have recently returned from their annual Belgium Battlefield’s trip

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Sunday 16 October 2022

Restart a Heart Day

Students learn important life saving skills

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Monday 10 October 2022

School of Rock - Audition

All students are invited to audition for a role in our upcoming production of School of Rock. Auditions are on Wednesday 19th October, in the drama studio, starting at 3:20pm.

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Monday 3 October 2022

Open Evening

Skipton Academy 2022 Open Evening was a great success welcoming over 750 families to the school

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Thursday 15 September 2022

Open Evening & Doors

The principal invites prospective students, parents and carers to see first hand the amazing work taking place at The Skipton Academy

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Friday 9 September 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Skipton Academy are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Thursday 25 August 2022

TSA celebrates another set of great results

The Skipton Academy is delighted to report GCSE success today, with many students achieving excellent GSCE and BTEC results

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Tuesday 19 July 2022

Another incredible year of achievements at The Skipton Academy

As we approach the end of another academic year it has been a year full of many highlights at the Skipton Academy.

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Friday 25 March 2022

Ofsted confirm that The Skipton Academy is “on track to become a Good school”

Following a visit from Ofsted on 9th February, the letter from Her Majesty’s Inspector highlights the numerous further improvements made since 2019 and makes reference to how staff seek to “raise the bar for pupils and broaden their horizons …"

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Friday 17 December 2021

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper Day came to The Skipton Academy

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Wednesday 15 December 2021

Mental Wellbeing Session

Year 7 Mental Health and Wellbeing Session

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Monday 13 December 2021

Thank You!

A huge Thank You for some very generous donations

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Wednesday 1 December 2021

Bushcraft 2021

The students had a brilliant day learning some really important life skills.

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Friday 19 November 2021

Odd Sock Day

Staff and Students celebrate the work during this Anti-Bullying Week

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Tuesday 16 November 2021

Congratulations Felicity!

Congratulations to Felicity on your achievement

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Monday 15 November 2021

Anti-Bullying Assembly 2021

TSA students participate in the national anti-bullying week

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Sunday 14 November 2021

Remembrance Sunday

Students represent the academy during the remembrance survey

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Monday 1 November 2021

Carlton Lodge

Students visit Carlton Lodge for a day of team building activities

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Friday 15 October 2021

Restart a Heart

Students learn a vital life skill

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Monday 11 October 2021

Hello Yellow

Students have explored the importance of promoting positive mental well-being

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Saturday 25 September 2021

Selfless act to help other young people

Year 7 student decided to send away his long locks of hair.

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Thursday 16 September 2021

Welcome to The Skipton Academy Open Evening

Richard McManus invites prospective parents to attend our Open Evening 2021 on Wednesday 29th September

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Tuesday 14 September 2021

Julian Smith MP helps celebrate continued success at The Skipton Academy

Julian Smith MP helps celebrate continued success and the completion of the £3 million building project at The Skipton Academy

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Thursday 12 August 2021

TSA students celebrate their GCSE results

Students marked the end of a challenging 12 months by celebrating their GCSE results.

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Monday 9 August 2021

Summer School Summer School success at The Skipton Academy

Class of 2026 celebrate a successful week at The Skipton Academy Summer School

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Friday 16 July 2021

Former pupil appointed to the prestigious position of Head Student

Former The Skipton Academy (TSA) pupil, James Sabin, 17, has just been appointed to the prestigious position of Head Student at Ilkley Grammar School

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Wednesday 7 July 2021

RSC Playmaking Festival

As an Associate Shakespeare School, the Performance department work closely with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in order to develop student's cultural knowledge and experiences of Shakespeare and Elizabethan Theatre skills.

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Sunday 4 July 2021

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

Summary of DofE expedition for the students' Bronze award

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Wednesday 9 June 2021

Bushcraft day inspires Year 7

Former teachers generous donation inspires the next generation

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Thursday 25 March 2021

Youth Sport Trust: Girls Active

The Skipton Academy have been selected to work in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust

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Thursday 4 March 2021

World Book Day 2021

Explore our virtual library this World Book Day

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Monday 8 February 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021 is on the 9th of February and will be celebrated with the theme ‘An internet we trust – exploring reliability in the online world’.

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Friday 5 February 2021

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

To complement the amazing work by both staff and students to mark Children's Mental Health Week 2021, 20 students successfully completed their Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training.

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Tuesday 2 February 2021

KCU - Children's Mental Health Week

Students today have been looking at how a little bit of kindness, compassion and understanding can help improve their mental health and that of those in their lives.

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Friday 29 January 2021

Children's Mental Health Week 2021

An insight into the plans for this years Children's Mental Health Week from our Assistant Principal

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Friday 29 January 2021

Supporting your child's mental health

Are you worried about your child's mental health during Lockdown?

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Thursday 21 January 2021

Fundraising - British Heart Foundation

December seems a distant memory now but we just want to thank everybody who donated to the British Heart Foundation Elf Kick- we raised £311.50.

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Tuesday 12 January 2021

Update: January BTEC Exams

Update from the Principal regarding the January BTEC exams.

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Tuesday 12 January 2021

Staying at home support and resources

Take a look at these pages of great things you can do - loads of links and ideas for all ages!

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Friday 8 January 2021

Update: Remote Learning

After the successful completion, of the first week of remote learning, an update including some feedback provided by the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning.

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Friday 8 January 2021

Update: Examinations for Year 11

Update from the Principal of the academy, following the recent announcement and changes to the summer examination.

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Monday 4 January 2021

Update: Critical Worker

Updated communication for children of critical workers who will be in school.

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Monday 4 January 2021

Student Communication

Communication sent to students, explaining the expectations for remote learning.

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Thursday 31 December 2020

January Opening - Clarification

Following the Secretary of State for Education's announcement, please see the clarification for our January Opening

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Friday 18 December 2020

Update: January Opening

Updated procedures and changes to the school opening in the new year.

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Thursday 17 December 2020

TSA Festive Fundraising

Alfie Lord, Head Boy, has organised a Christmas Raffle and a special breakfast for all pupils next week at The Skipton Academy (TSA).

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Tuesday 10 November 2020

Opening of Calder Block

Today sees the completion of the first phase of the exciting redevelopment of the facilities at The Skipton Academy.

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Thursday 5 November 2020

Post 16 options

Information to support Year 11 in making decisions regarding their next steps and Post-16 options.

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Thursday 29 October 2020

Y11 Exam Preparation

Following the Year 11 Revision Launch we have now uploaded options onto ParentPay about subject specific revision materials available for the courses studied at The Skipton Academy

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Thursday 22 October 2020

Fundraising in isolation

Two brothers from Skipton have been raising money for MIND after they were forced into self-isolation last week.

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Monday 5 October 2020

Craven College Open Events

The Craven College Open Event is now VIRTUAL ONLY.

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Friday 2 October 2020

The Skipton Academy Open Evening is LIVE

Welcome to The Skipton Academy's virtual open evening. It is a pleasure for us to allow you to see some of our brilliant students and staff along with providing an opportunity to explore the school's grounds

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Monday 21 September 2020

NYCC NHS reference guide for parents and schools

NYCC/NHS reference guide for parents and schools – Covid-19 related to pupil absence.

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Thursday 17 September 2020

Managing COVID-19

Update from the Principal regarding procedures

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Wednesday 2 September 2020

Craven College - Enrol Online

Our quick and easy online enrolment form can be completed from the comfort of your home

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Saturday 29 August 2020

September Return to School Plans

I would like to outline the plans we have put in place to minimise the risks for students and staff making the return to school in September

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Thursday 20 August 2020

The Skipton Academy GCSE Results

After a turbulent few months for our Year 11 students we are delighted that they have received the best GCSE results in the history of The Skipton Academy.

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Thursday 16 July 2020

Principal's Update for September 2020

At the end of the most unusual and challenging period for us all I would like to inform you of our plans for next year. As you will know schools are reopening to all students from September...

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Tuesday 2 June 2020

Craven College Course Packs

Course packs for students who have applied to study a course at Craven College from September 2020 are now available.

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Monday 1 June 2020

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Information

Please see this link to the latest Year 6 to Year 7 transition information ...

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Wednesday 20 May 2020

Message to Parents

You will no doubt have picked up in the news over the last few days that there have been some significant announcements about the possible, partial re-opening of schools after half term.

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Friday 10 April 2020

TSA Remains open for children of key workers

During the Corona virus crisis The Skipton Academy has remained open for vulnerable students and the sons and daughters of key workers.

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Tuesday 24 March 2020

School Switchboard Changes

The school switchboard is now closed, if you need to contact the school please use the following information

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Tuesday 24 March 2020

Saying gooodbye to our Year 11 Students

Saying goodbye to our Year 11 students. We wish you all the very best for the future.

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Thursday 12 March 2020

Working for the good of the environment

Year 7 students were hard at work with Craven District Council planting hundreds of trees in the schools impressive grounds. The students who are part of the Academies Eco Club....

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Friday 28 February 2020

Pathway to Outstanding

A large number of our Year 11 Students are set to join Ilkley Grammar School’s Sixth Form in September 2020, which is a significant rise in the number of previous Year 11 students going on to the Sixth Form

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Monday 2 December 2019

An exciting new chapter for The Skipton Academy as part of Moorlands Learning Trust

The Skipton Academy has joined forces with Ilkley Grammar School as part of Moorlands Learning Trust.

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Thursday 28 November 2019

Awards and Certificate Presentation Evening

Parents, governors, staff and students came together to highlight the numerous achievements of the last twelve months.

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Thursday 24 October 2019

The Royal Shakespeare Company performs at The Skipton Academy

We were delighted to host the RSC First Encounters version of The Merchant of Venice on Wednesday 23rd October,...

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