South Craven is a large, mixed 11-19 comprehensive school, situated in Cross Hills, North Yorkshire between Skipton and Keighley. It is the largest school in the Craven District and has over 1,700 pupils, as well as 200 members of staff. The school was opened on June 7, 1957 and cost just £120,000 to build at the time. It became a comprehensive in 1967 and the leaving age was raised to 16 in 1972. At the same time it established its own sixth form so students could stay on to take their A levels. As of 2011, South Craven School is a trust school, achieving foundation status in 2006.