Category Archives: School News

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Headteacher’s Blog

Message from Mr Martin 01-04-2020 Good Afternoon Parents, Staff, Governors and friends, Over the last week Teachers have been setting the children various challenges and we have been amazed by the overwhelming response. Or should we be that amazed? A...

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Ghyll Royd COVID-19 response

20.03.2020, 08.30am The below is a letter from Mr Martin detailing the latest guidance in regards to how Ghyll Royd School will be operating from Monday 23rd March 2020. To read about how we will be providing education provision during...

Ilkley Primary children at Ghyll Royd School are reading together

Ilkley Primary Book Worms!

“You could write a book on all the things we did to celebrate World Book Day!” beamed Mr Martin. The school organised several activities to encourage the whole School to read and celebrate their favourite stories. Extreme reading The children...

Ghyll Royd School Key Stage 1 children smiling with their certificates from being published poets

Young Poets Published!

Ghyll Royd’s Key Stage 1 classes have had their work published in a national poetry book! Congratulations to the 12 boys and girls published in the Young Writers ‘Poetry Monsters’ book! Our children are the only Key Stage 1 pupils published,...

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Dress Down Under Day raises £1000

An Ilkley Primary School pupil has helped raise £1,000 for the Australian Bushfire Relief. Sophie Barraclough from Ghyll Royd School wanted to help raise money for those affected by the devastating Australian bushfires so asked her teachers if she and...

Ghyll Royd School’s Headteacher David Martin compered the sold-out 130th Anniversary Ball at the Cavendish Pavilion.

130th Anniversary Celebration

Ghyll Royd School celebrated its 130th Anniversary with a sell-out celebration ball last month. We invited staff, governors, parents, local business owners and former pupils to join in with our celebrations at the Cavendish Pavilion on Saturday 14th December. Over...

Headteacher David Martin sat on bench with Head pupils

End of Term Letter

Mr Martin reflects on 2019 in his Christmas blog, featuring our 9th place national ranking in The Sunday Times and our Open Day. Dear Parents, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over...

Local artist Ian Middleton at the local Wharfedale Art Competition

Wharfedale Art Competition 2019

Over 80 pieces of children’s art were displayed in the front hall of Greystone Manor, in the third annual Wharfedale Art Competition. From pottery to paintings, textiles to turtles, drawings to duck watercolours, there was no shortage of variety in...