Headmaster's Welcome

At Giggleswick we equip young people with the skills and confidence they need to embrace the world beyond school and lead happy, fulfilling lives. Our approach to education combines excellent academic achievement, ambition and strong self belief, creating well-rounded individuals with a lifelong desire to learn.

 

Nurturing enquiring minds is at the heart of life and learning at Giggleswick. Our classes are small and attention is individual. Every pupil is encouraged to explore their individual talents and skills and helped to develop their own particular strengths. Here, learning does not stop at the door of the classroom and we believe strongly in the benefits of participation across a wide range of activities. 

 

Our academic standards are high across a broad curriculum and we embrace a breadth of ability, supporting each child to achieve their personal best. At Gigglesick, success is not just about grades and academic skills. We put an equal emphasis on personal development, helping young people to build confidence, resilience and independence, and to take responsibility and initiative. The Giggleswick Learner Profile defines the character we encourage in our pupils to give them the very best opportunities after school.

 

Most importantly, we believe that education takes time. Children should be able to savour everything education provides, from the physics lab to the art room and sports fields. Yes, education must keep adapting to meet the needs of our increasing fast-paced modern world, but at Giggleswick we pride ourselves on giving children the time they need to think, explore, grow and achieve. 

 

At Giggleswick, all of this happens across 200 acres of stunning Yorkshire countryside, where you’ll find 500 years of heritage, exceptional modern facilities and a happy, welcoming community. It’s the perfect environment to bring out the best in every child.

 

Mark Turnbull

Headmaster