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Ilkley Grammar or Skipton Girls?

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MyCatsRule Wed 10-Apr-13 17:24:17

Hi we are in the Ilkley Grammar catchment, but a friend has mentioned Skipton Girls as a possibility for our dd. Although we are out of catchment, a few girls seem to go from nearby. My dd is quite 'academic' I suppose, but I am not convinced that the benefits of skipton outweigh the extra travelling to get there. Obviously we will visit both nearer the time, but I would love any opinions of either school! Thanks.

Loshad Wed 10-Apr-13 20:47:10

no competition, skipton grammar. Very very good school indeed.

MyCatsRule Wed 10-Apr-13 21:04:29

Thanks for the reply. Can I ask what your experience is of skipton (or Ilkley)?

Loshad Wed 10-Apr-13 21:11:58

I have friends who teach at Ilkley, it is a perfectly good comp, and you dd will be fine there, but not in the league of skipton girls (know one person who teaches there, couple of kids that go there and have taken my students there for various comps, the girls there are delightful. Oh, and the results are fab (though i think ermysteads are better)

MyCatsRule Wed 10-Apr-13 21:16:29

Sounds good! Thanks for taking the time. I just can't work out if it justifies the long school day and reduced likelihood of local mates.

MyCatsRule Sat 13-Apr-13 12:26:09

Little bump just in case anyone can help!

iclaudius Sat 13-Apr-13 12:26:44

Ilkley grammar unless she's nice and nerdy ! Message me!

iclaudius Sat 13-Apr-13 12:34:13

Skipton girls results are hugely 'modified' IMO
Particularly at gcse... They take soooo many that they all end up with 14+ which looks amazing .
Very much regret our decision to send to Skipton girls.. Feel surrounded by similar minded parents
Ermysteds is very very different and cannot praise it enough .
If you want a true picture of the two - academically look at the a level results - Sghs does not look so outstanding then .. Ilkley grammar might 'only' be a comp but again check out the a level results to see how we'll your daughter could do.
Recent reports by a parent working in both schools was that Sghs 'seems to breed rude arrogant disrespectful girls' whereas igs 'lovely atmosphere - feeling if mutual respect in the classroom .. Driven interested pupils'
I could write essays ;)

MyCatsRule Sat 13-Apr-13 18:27:49

Thanks iclaudius I've pm'd you. Very insightful!

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