SAT Examination Results

I am delighted to inform you that the children from the 2017/18 cohort are thrilled to have secured places at Ermysted’s Grammar School, Ilkley Grammar School, Bradford Grammar School, St Mary’s Menston, Upper Wharfedale School and Woodhouse Grove after passing their entrance exams for the school of their choice with outstanding results and scholarship offers.

The children in recent years have performed to such a high standard that they have been offered scholarships for Bradford Grammar School (Academic and All Rounder), Gateways School (Performing Arts), Woodhouse Grove (Sport) and Giggleswick School (Academic , Sport and All Rounder), one of which has been awarded the Partridge Award from Giggleswick School for highest academic attainment in the entrance examination.

Below you will see our latest SATs results, where we have retained a 100% pass rate for the fourth consecutive year. A very well done to all our Form 6 class who have worked so hard this year to achieve these fantastic results.  This year nationally 61% of pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths up from 53% in 2016.

Score denotes % of children who reached (or exceeded) age-related expectations.

2017 SAT Results Maths Reading Writing SPAG
Ghyll Royd Cohort 100% 100% 100% 100%
England all schools  75%  71%  76%  77%
2016 SAT Results Maths Reading Writing SPAG
Ghyll Royd Cohort 100% 100% 100% 85%
England all schools 70% 66% 74% 72%
2015 SAT Results Maths Reading Writing SPAG
Ghyll Royd Cohort 100% 100% 100% 100%
England all schools 84% 83% 85% 80%
2014 SAT Results Maths Reading Writing SPAG
Ghyll Royd Cohort 100% 100% 100% 100%
England all schools 86% 89% 85% 76%


‘All pupils make good progress and their attainment is above and sometimes well above the levels that are expected for their ages and abilities’ (Ofsted 2011).

Pupils at Ghyll Royd School secure places at their secondary schools of choice be it 11 plus, maintained or Independent schools through consistently completing entrance exams successfully, many entering into higher level streams and on academic, sports and musical scholarships. Our small class sizes and approach to teaching through the ‘Learning Challenge Curriculum’ enables the school to provide a very individual approach to learning, ensuring each child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.