Student’s UNIQ achievement

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Year 12 Student Kira Crabtree has been offered a place on the Oxford University UNIQ Summer course. Competition for places is tough with just over 5000 students applying and only 875 places awarded. Kira was told about the opportunity to apply by Mrs Knapton Director of Sixth Form at Tadcaster. Kira saw that her subject […]

WWI Centenary Battlefields Visit

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Tadcaster Grammar School was given a fantastic opportunity for two year 9 students to take part in a WWI centenary tour organised by UCL. After a very close and difficult decision for Mr Sibley, Will Richmond and Molly Richardson were selected to take part in this unique trip to enable them to teach others about […]

Why do your Duke of Edinburgh Award?

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“My DofE has made me realise I can be whoever I want to be.” The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (commonly abbreviated DofE), is a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, that has since expanded to 144 nations. The DofE gives students the chance to do […]

Naples the Italian City Full of Unique Charms

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Year 11 Geographers were given the chance to visit Naples during February half term. The trip was over three days during which students visited Sorrento, The Island of Capri and Mount Vesuvius. During the visit students Victoria Clayton and Amy Lewis kept a diary which they have kindly shared. Day One We had the opportunity […]

Students Learn Life Saving Skills

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The Year 10 Child Development group are currently looking at child safety in their lessons. A large part of this is to understand common childhood accidents and injuries, and how to deal with these incidents. Mini First Aid were called in to help the students . The course covered how to provide first aid for […]

WWI Memorial Found Among Scrap Metal

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A First World War memorial plaque, known as a ‘Death Penny’, was originally discovered back in the Sixties among scrap metal bought by dealer Tommy Stronach, based in Selby. His son Jack Stronach had no idea what it was until visiting the York Castle Museum many years later. It turned out to be one of […]

U16 Yorkshire Cup Winners

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Nine of our Year 11 students were among a successful squad of players at Wetherby Rugby Club who won the U16 Yorkshire Cup, beating the reigning champions 34 – 7! The squad’s coach Tom Acland said “The U16 age range is certainly the toughest of the competitions to win. The squad have become the most […]

Talented Young Musicians Recognised

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20 year 8 pupils at Tadcaster Grammar School have successfully passed their Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music grade 1 theory exam. Students were taught and entered for the exam by the Faculty Leader for Performing Arts Samantha Buckley who said she is “so proud of these excellent results which include 8 distinctions. […]

Former Student Flies In

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Lieutenant Luke Wraith certainly made an impression when he piloted his own helicopter and landed at Tadcaster Grammar School. The former student contacted the school to say that he and his team were in the local area based at Linton-On-Ouse for a time and he would love to return to his roots and speak to […]