Our School


Message from the Head of Academy

Welcome to Skipton Girls’ High School.

This is a highly successful school with extremely high aspirations for every student.

We believe that education has the power to transform lives and that’s why we strive to provide young woman with an innovative, dynamic and academic learning environment which is not constrained by gender stereotypes or a fixed mind-set.

Our teachers are outstanding subject specialists who understand how to shape and personalise learning at the highest levels to meet the needs of every individual. Relationships between staff and students are very strong and we offer the best pastoral care in a warm, friendly and supportive environment. With student wellbeing at the heart of all we do, at SGHS we are committed to providing a world class all-round education.

We provide a rigorous and challenging curriculum at all levels, engaging students with an extensive range of exciting learning strategies and insist on high expectations of students in all aspects of school and community life. Our broad curriculum provides a strong foundation in a wide range of academic subjects, the arts, sports and Engineering and Construction alongside a fabulous enrichment programme.

We are proud to be a founder school of Northern Star Academies Trust and a lead school in Northern Lights Teaching School Alliance. Being part of the Trust and TSA provides a wide range of opportunities for staff and students to work with schools and share our passion for learning and teaching. We were one of the first schools in the country to be designated a National Teaching School; status as an Engineering school for girls and SSAT Lead School for Gifted and Talented.

We encourage you to have a look round our website and gain an insight into Skipton Girls’ and the wonderful education it offers. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact us on reception@sghs.org.uk

Mark Turner
Head of Academy
Jenn Plews
Executive Headteacher


Mr Mark Turner - Head of Academy

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