Wharfedale Lodge, 11 Ben Rhydding Road,
Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RL

Call: 01943 607285

Academic Success

Academic Success

Like the vast majority of highly regarded Independent Schools we do not spend our time preparing for and taking SATS. Our own experience in and current contacts within the state sector persuade us that our time can be better spent. We use the rigorous and highly regarded GL assessment regime to monitor our pupils’ progress both individually and in comparison with national standards and this academic year’s successes in entrance exams have endorsed our approach, with a 100% success rate in pupils achieving their first choice destination. Our pupils have, from a class of eighteen, achieved two Charter Awards for Academic Excellence from Bradford Grammar School; two Drama Scholarships from separate schools, separate Art, Sport and Textiles scholarships from another school and three hard-won places at local highly selective state grammar schools. However, the time we have saved has also enabled us to run a sophisticated Young Enterprise Project, take a residential trip to London and participate fully in local festivals and competitions. Please also ask our pupils about the time they enjoy performing in plays, singing in our choirs, playing sport, learning Bushcraft and producing art!
We believe we strike a happy balance between a broad curriculum and true academic achievement, a belief which is endorsed by senior schools with whom we foster excellent relationships.

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