Ghyll Royd Tops Independent School Results

Ghyll Royd School are celebrating their fantastic SATs results, as they retain the school’s 100% pass rate for yet another year. The pupils passed all of their English, Maths and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar tests by either reaching or exceeding the age-related expectations.

The national average for Writing, Reading and Maths in all schools in England this year is 61%, making Form 6’s achievement even more spectacular!

Below shows the percentage of children who reached or exceeded age-related expectations:

Maths Reading Writing SPAG

Ghyll Royd School

100% 100% 100%


England all schools 75% 71% 76%


To view our results for the last 3 years go to our Academic Attainment Page

Ghyll Royd School are delighted to officially be the top independent school for SATs success in the Wharfe Valley.

Not only have Ghyll Royd pupils excelled above the national average, but they have topped the national average scaled scores in all areas. The table below shows the scaled scores for the 2017 KS2 Assessment.

Scores scale between 80-120 with 100 being the expected age-level standard:

SATs 2017

Reading Maths SPAG

Ghyll Royd School

113 107


England all schools




Headteacher Mr David Martin said: “I couldn’t be prouder of our fantastic Form 6 class who have shown immense determination and ability in the lead up to their May exams. This wonderful achievement should be well celebrated by the children who are more than prepared for their transition to their Secondary Schools of choice in September.”

Conveniently situated on the A65 between Ben Rhydding, Ilkley and Burley in Wharfedale, Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery is ideally located for families living in or commuting to the surrounding cities, towns and villages of Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale, Addingham, Menston, Guiseley, Baildon, Bingley, Otley, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Skipton and Keighley.