Giggleswick School

Giggleswick School


Type: Day / Boarding / Co-ed
Age Range: 3-18
Head's Name: Mark Turnbull
Address: Giggleswick School
Giggleswick
Settle
North Yorkshire
BD24 ODE
United Kingdom
Phone: 01729 893005
Fax: 01729 893150
Website: www.giggleswick.org.uk
Division: North East

School Profile

Giggleswick is a co-educational day and boarding school situated in the stunning rural location of the Yorkshire Dales, within walking distance of the popular market town of Settle, and just over an hour from both Leeds and Manchester.

With 400 pupils aged 11 to 18 the Senior School is large enough to offer a wide variety of teaching and learning opportunities, but small enough to offer close tutorial support, small classes and opportunities for everyone to get into teams or to take part in music, art, drama, outdoor pursuits (OP), and all the other activities we offer.

The curriculum is deliberately broad, with choices offered as pupils get older and have the experience to be selective. There is a commitment to science and language teaching for everyone up to GCSE level with the overall emphasis on each individual reaching their potential at every stage. We use target grades and value added data to help us to monitor progress, and we have personalised learning programmes for those with special needs.

The School has seven boarding houses, each with Senior House Staff, Matrons, and a full team of Tutors. Day pupils are fully integrated into the House system and are fully included in everything on offer.

We have invested £13m in new facilities in the last ten years to give the School the best possible classrooms and sports facilities. The latest development projects have been a new £1.5 million Sports Hall, opened in October 2007, and the Richard Whiteley Theatre, opened in January 2010.

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