We are delighted to be one of just four schools (and the only school in the North of England) recognised as a ‘notable’ school by The Spectator, one of the oldest and most influential political and cultural publications in the English language.
Here is what The Spectator said about Giggleswick:
“In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Giggleswick claims to be one of the oldest schools in the country. Founded in 1499 and built in 1512, the original site is now the school’s shooting range. There are 450 pupils aged three to 18, with boarding available from Year 5 onwards. More than 60 per cent of pupils are either full or flexi-boarders. The school is in the process of a multi-million pound revamp of its boarding facilities and a new upper sixth-form house will also be built, with the aim of allowing final year students more independence in preparation for university. Its location means the outdoors plays a big part in school life; as well as offering Combined Cadet Force, which is compulsory in Year 10, the Giggleswick Outdoor Pursuits certificate is part of the Year 9 curriculum, and among school staff there are five mountain leaders, two winter mountain leaders and five rock-climbing instructors.”
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