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Associated sixth form at St John Fishers and St Aidan’s to host information evening

By |January 14th, 2022|Categories: News, Schools|

The Associated Sixth Form at Harrogate secondary schools St John Fishers and St Aidan’s is set to host an information evening next month. Parents of current Year 11 students are invited to visit the schools to chat to subject teachers and current students and experience a flavour of life in The Associated Sixth Form. The event will take place on [...]

Harrogate headteachers “nervous” about return to school amid covid surge

By |January 6th, 2022|Categories: News, Schools|

Harrogate headteachers say they are “nervous” about this week’s return to school as Covid testing and face masks are reintroduced to try minimise disruptions during an expected rise in infections. Secondary school pupils will now have to wear a mask while in class as well as in communal areas to help tackle the spread of the Omicron variant. All students will [...]

Measures in place to enable face-to-face teaching whilst minimising covid spread

By |January 6th, 2022|Categories: News, Schools|

Plans are in place to ensure children and young people continue to receive face-to-face education in North Yorkshire - whilst minimising the spread of the Omicron covid variant. Pupils returned to the classroom this week and schools have updated their risk assessments to ensure children and young people continue to receive education in the classroom where possible. And the County [...]

Back to school: Key dates for your diary

By |January 5th, 2022|Categories: News, Schools|

Children across the Harrogate district are heading back to school today (Wednesday) as we fall back into a routine after the busy festive season. But don't get caught out as the big school events are set to come thick and fast in the New Year! Of course non-uniform days and other events will be happening on varying days at local [...]

Award-winning author hosts virtual Q&A sessions with Harrogate students

By |December 29th, 2021|Categories: News, Schools|

An award-winning author has hosted an online event at Harrogate’s Ashville Prep School. Michael Mann, who grew up in Harrogate and is also a teacher, spoke about how he became a writer, shared writing tips, answered questions, and provided follow-up writing challenges to support the school’s literacy work. His first book, Ghostcloud, has been selected by Waterstones as one of [...]

Oxbridge conferences held at Harrogate Grammar School for sixth form students

By |December 17th, 2021|Categories: News, Schools|

Two conferences designed to give students the Oxbridge university experience have been held at Harrogate Grammar School. The events, held for Year 13 students, were designed to give them a real-life experience of applying for highly competitive courses at Oxbridge and medical schools. Over 150 students were attended the event as part of the Sixth Form’s University Preparation Programme. Last [...]