Harrogate, Skipton and Dales


Harrogate is traditionally a spa town which has developed a strong a varied economy.  The town has consistently been voted as "the happiest place to live" in Britain since 2013 and has high educational attainment with low unemployment and crime rates. Teachers based in the town’s schools strive to continue to maintain high levels of achievement, requiring focus, ambition and drive to meet and exceed the ambitions of students.

"I enjoy teaching in Harrogate because of the different backgrounds of both rural and urban based families. I also love the setting of St Aidan's by The Stray". English Teacher & KS5 English Co-ordinator, St Aidan's CE High School (Academy).


Skipton is a small market town based in the heart of the Dales, several secondary schools serve the town and the rural district of Craven.  If you are seeking diverse teaching opportunities Craven provides them all including an all-girls High School, an all-boys Grammar school, nursery schools, several Primary and Secondary schools including academies and a specialist Pupil Referral Unit.

The Yorkshire Dales

Sited between the two towns are the beautiful rolling Dales incorporating several rural based secondary schools and many primaries.  The benefit of working in these schools is that they are smaller than average, providing a real sense of community.

"Working in North Yorkshire is so much more than a beautiful drive to work and rabbits playing on the school lawn! Working in a small school means you get to know your students and their learning needs really well and see them develop over time.  Students are supportive of each other thanks to their close community links and show great enthusiasm for learning." Head of English, Settle College

Our ambitions are high and we seek to keep achieving…