Parents & Carers

Admissions (Year 7-11)

Registration for the selection test for 2019 entry has now closed.

Admission of students after the start of Year 7. In year tests will be held: 11th October 2018, 3rd May 2019.  For further information, please contact

We are delighted that you are considering Skipton Girls' High School for your child's future education.

As an Academy we are responsible for our own admissions. Skipton Girls’ High School is a selective school, so girls who wish to join the school in Year 7 sit a selection test. If more girls are successful in the test than can be offered places at the school other criteria, including home to school distance are taken into account.

We hold an Open Evening for girls at the end of Year 5 and their parents each year. Tours of the school can be arranged on alternative dates for those who are moving into area, live overseas, or service families. Prospective pupils are also most welcome to visit the school during the school day. If you contact the school we will also be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Girls can also apply for admission into other years; again please contact the school for advice. 

Timeline for admissions 

Thursday 5th July 2018 Open Evening for September 2019 entry.
The Open Evening is for Year 5 pupils and their parents/carers. The school is open from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.
Presentations at: 6:15pm and 7:00pm
July 2018 North Yorkshire LA composite admissions prospectus circulated to parents/carers (via primary schools). Parents/carers of children living outside the area should obtain the equivalent document from their own Local Authority.  
Early September 2018 Two copies of your daughter’s personal registration card will be posted out to you.
Wednesday 12th September 2018 Closing date for online registration. The form must be submitted by 4.00pm, Wednesday, 12th September to ensure your daughter is registered for the selection tests.
Saturday 29th September 2018 Selection tests at Skipton Girls’ High School 9:15am till approximately 1:00pm.
By 4.00pm Wednesday 3rd
October 2018
Inform school in writing of any circumstances which may have affected performance during the tests.
By Monday 15th October 2018 Test results to parents/carers.
By Wednesday 31st October 2018 For Year 6 pupils living in North Yorkshire (NY), parents/carers will be required to return the completed NY LA Common Application Form to NY LA. Parents/carers of children attending a NY school but who live outside NY must complete the appropriate LA Common Application form. All parents/carers must return their completed applications by 31st October 2018.
By Friday 1st March 2019 The appropriate LA will write to every parent/carer, who completed an application, to inform them of their allocated secondary school place.


Parents of candidates who have not been allocated a place have a statutory right of appeal and can obtain an appeal form from school after formal notification of places by the Local Authority. These must be completed and returned to the school by the published deadline.

The Appeals Panel is constituted in accordance with the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 and all members are independent of the school and of the Local Authority. Its decisions will be binding on the Admission Authority and on the parents.


Please email the Admissions Office – FAO Ginette Hawkins ( if you have any queries regarding the admissions process for Years 7-11 admissions.


Other Downloads

 Admissions Booklet
2019 Entry


Admissions Policy 2019


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