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At The Skipton Academy communication counts; this includes communication for parents, staff, students, governors and the community.

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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 a letter has been received which confirms leaders have “continued to take considered and effective action to improve the school.” 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

Hellow 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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Wednesday 13 May 2020

Leeds City College Applications

For Year 11's who may be joining us at Leeds City College in September. Our applications are still open, and we are actively encouraging young people to still apply to us.

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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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