Welcome to Ermysted's Grammar School
Thank you for visiting our website. I hope that you’ll find all of the information that you are looking for and that the website provides you with a real flavour of life at our school.
Ermysted’s is one of England’s oldest schools, for over 525 years the School has sought to provide a first class education to the boys of Skipton and the surrounding areas, regardless of their background. Much has changed since its foundation in the fifteenth century, but the school has never wavered from its original aim to provide an exciting and challenging environment in which to develop ‘learned and wise men’.
Academic success is important but so is the development of character, resilience and self-confidence. At Ermysted’s we take the development of the whole child very seriously. The school prides itself on its nurturing and inclusive community, and we work hard to create an environment where every boy feels valued and supported to achieve their very best.
Opportunities abound in our extensive programme of extra-curricular activities, with boys actively encouraged to broaden their personal interests, develop new skills and pursue a healthy lifestyle. From the rugby field to the stage, from the concert hall to the debating chamber, our students commit themselves fully to the pursuit of excellence and develop the social and personal skills that will serve them so well in later life.
I feel very privileged to be the Headmaster of such a distinguished and ancient institution and incredibly proud of the students’ achievements and abilities. But don’t take my word for it, come and visit us to meet the staff and pupils and discover for yourself. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
The Governing Body supports the School to pursue the following educational aims:
- To help pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds and the ability to question and argue rationally and to master physical skills;
- To promote self-discipline through working in a clearly structured, disciplined and caring environment;
- To encourage respect for religious and moral values and tolerance and awareness of the needs of others;
- To ensure success, achievement and the development of potential. Success in public examinations is a necessary step on the road to fulfilment;
- To promote high levels of numeracy and literacy;
- To help pupils understand the world in which they live;
- To help pupils to appreciate human achievements and aspirations;
- To prepare pupils to take their place in adult society;
- To encourage skill in individual and team games and promoting the constructive use of leisure time.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Ermysted's Grammar School directly.