Headteacher’s Blog: 3rd May 2019

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break. It was great to see so many of our students taking advantage of Easter School to help them with their revision as the exams rapidly approach.

Assemblies this week have focused on attitude and resilience with a recognition that those who have a positive attitude and are prepared to persevere after setbacks are much more likely to be successful. This gave us the opportunity to recognise that our students display these characteristics on a daily basis and to celebrate the success of the Year 8 football team, reaching the final of the ESFA Boys Under 13 Play Station Small Schools Trophy.

Talking of sporting success, over the holidays two Year 11 students, Josh and Jack competed in a 15k Yorkshire Warrior event, finishing 12th and 13th. Impressive! Meanwhile, Sam in Year 11, after years of hard work, training and commitment has signed his scholarship with Leeds United, an opportunity given to only a select few. Congratulations Sam.

With the environment at the forefront of the news at the moment, a reminder that we would be grateful for any used batteries which we’re collecting as part of The Big Battery Hunt and any used stamps which we’re collecting for UK’s Air Ambulance Services. Thanks for your donations to date.

Events next week include the Summer Concert which will take place from 7-8.30pm on Thursday 9th May. You’ll have the pleasure of hearing the choir, string quartet, A Capella group, Polarise, The Boppers and soloists from Years 7 to 12. An evening of entertainment awaits. Tickets on the door are £2 or £1 for concessions.

Advance warning of an event you may be interested in. The ‘This is Me’ festival, a celebration of Inclusion organised by Nidderdale Childrens’ Resource Centre, is on 23rd June at Ripon Rugby Club. To find out more press this link:


Have a great Bank Holiday weekend.