The Skipton Academy is a small rural 11–16 coeducational secondary school located in Skipton. The school has a comprehensive admissions policy. The school provides a broad and varied curriculum that allows pupils to develop the skills and knowledge they need to contribute to their community and the world of work. In addition to the academic provision of the school, it issues students with the opportunity to engage with many extra-curricular, enrichment and cultural activities.
The curriculum focuses on the core subjects of English, maths, RE and PE. All students must also choose to study French, geography or history. Other subjects are available, such as ICT, engineering, health and social care, drama and business studies.