Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to the website for Boroughbridge High School in 2016/17. I hope that it gives you a flavour of what we are about, whatever your background or interest in the school.

I was appointed Headteacher at Easter 2015, and immediately felt the welcoming and supportive atmosphere in the school. The ethos is one in which teachers can teach, and students can achieve. We have been working hard over the last year to further develop a culture of high expectations, where students are motivated to achieve as well as they possibly can.

We have introduced a new curriculum at GCSE this year in order to support students in fulfilling their potential, and have increased the lesson time in Science and Maths. We have also formed a Post-16 Collaboration with two other local schools in order to strengthen quality and broaden the curriculum offer.

The school is also increasingly working with partner organisations in order to further improve the opportunities and chances for our young people. We are now members of the Yorkshire Teaching School Alliance and the White Rose Alliance, which includes their teacher training programmes. Having new entrants to the profession working with us is a very exciting development.

We are proud of what we have achieved to date, and are determined to continue with ongoing improvements for the benefit of the students who attend here. You are very welcome to visit us and have a look around the school should you wish to do so. 

Steve Shaw