Ilkley Grammar School has received national recognition for the high attainment of its students in the 2013 GCSE examinations.

A recent in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England by SSAT, the national schools’ membership organisation for improvement and collaboration, identified Ilkley Grammar School’s success. The Schools Network is an independent membership organisation for schools.

The school has qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award by being in the top 20 per cent of non-selective schools nationally for high average grades achieved by students.

The school has been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at Dixons Allerton Academy in Bradford on June 2.

Sue Williamson, chief executive of SSAT said: “Ilkley Grammar School should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement.

They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students.

“There is so much good practice that this school could share, and I hope many schools will join us at the celebration ceremony for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools.

“These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Ilkley Grammar School, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person.

“I am proud that this school is a member of the SSAT network.”

Gillian James, head teacher of Ilkley Grammar School, said she was thrilled to receive the award.

“This award recognises the hard work that all our staff and students put in to their GCSEs,” she said.

“As this year’s entrants focus on revising for their final exams in a few weeks’ time, it is a timely reminder that success and achievement come from hard work and support.”