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Thirsk School

& Sixth Form College


    Our students work hard across a wide range of subjects and this hard work continues throughout a massive range of extra-curricular provision that is tailored to suit Sixth Form students. We have Sixth Form sports teams and Sixth Form music and drama to a highly skilled level and these students inspire our younger children. Sixth Form Council, School Service and Enrichment Days (which encompass career development, team building activities and additional study) further our student’s development and enhance CVs. The Autumn Fair is a themed fund raising activity that is run entirely by the Sixth Form Council. They plan and set up stalls that link to a common theme (Super heroes, the Wild West, farming and the rest) and these stalls earn money as the rest of the school and their parents visit us on an October evening. The aim is to raise money for the Senior Citizens Party but it adds character and flavour to our College. It is a huge event that advertises the qualities our students have.

    The Sixth Form Entertainment is a stage show of a range of musical, dramatic and alternative pieces that is a prelude to the performance for our elderly community the following night. This evening tends to be loud, raucous and very funny before the most suitable acts are chosen. The Senior Citizens Party allows us to invite up to 150 of the elderly from our community for a meal, a song, a stage show and a party which is again led by our students. Witnessing the amazing link between the generations on the evening will always be a highlight in the college calendar and the appreciative letters and Christmas cards always inspire.

    No year would be complete without the College Balls with both the Freshers Ball (September) and the more prestigious Leavers Ball (May) being a celebration of that time of year. Our staff attend in large numbers due to the warm and pleasant atmosphere and the incredible relationships between staff and students at this college.