Message from the Headteacher

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to look at our website for 2020/2021. We hope that it gives you an insight into our school and shows you what is important to us.

Our belief in ‘Aspiration for all’ means that our students are at the heart of our decision making. We understand that safe and happy students are successful. We strive to ensure that all students leave our school, not only with the qualifications they need to access the next stage of their education or career of choice, but with the skills and confidence to make an active contribution to the communities to which they belong.

To secure this, our curriculum is constantly evolving as we respond to the changing needs of our students. We have a Stage not Age curriculum for GCSE option subjects and have built on our commitment to developing students’ leadership skills by introducing the Young Leaders Award. This complements existing opportunities such as our School Council, student Teaching and Learning group, Student Interview Panel and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

With almost 500 students, aged 11-18, we serve the community of Boroughbridge and the surrounding area, which gives our school a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere. We feel like a family and, as such, we know our students well making Boroughbridge High School a good place to work and learn.

We actively seek opportunities to improve our practice and benefit from partnership working. We are part of a collaboration with King James’s School at post-16 and are members of the Yorkshire Teaching School Alliance and the White Rose Alliance.

We are proud of our achievements to date and I feel privileged to be leading the school through the next phase of its development, as we continue to improve for the benefit of our students.

We’re currently unable to show you our school on a working day, due to Covid-19 restrictions, but if you’d like to find out more, please revisit our website for our Virtual Open Evening on Wednesday 14th October or contact us at

Kathryn Stephenson