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Thirsk School

& Sixth Form College

    Headteacher's Welcome

    Welcome to our website, I hope that it will give you a flavour of our school, provide you with the information you need and encourage you to visit us to find out more.

    Thirsk School and Sixth Form College is a vibrant place to come to learn and to work.  We place learning at the centre of what we do and we believe that our students and our staff are the most important assets we have.  We try to live up to the phrase, “Positive Learning, Positive People”, and we are constantly seeking ways to improve and develop.

    At our school we want every student from our community to achieve and be the best they can possibly be.  This involves building high expectations, strong aspirations and positive values.  We insist on high standards of uniform and behaviour and believe that respect is essential between everyone who works here, whether they are students or adults.  We value the learning that takes place in the subjects taken by our students, but we also ensure that there is a wide variety of extra opportunities beyond the classroom, through sport, the arts, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and many, many other areas of interest and challenge for students.  Our staff do really go the extra mile for our students and this includes a huge range of trips and visits; local, national and international.

    We are very proud to be a comprehensive school serving all the families in our community.  We have a good range of subjects, opportunities and facilities and a lively and ambitious Sixth Form, with many students going on to top universities.  Our energetic and experienced staff are proud of the difference we make to our students’ futures and we are well guided and held to account by our Governors.

    You can find out more about Thirsk School and Sixth Form College by exploring the website further and by arranging to come and visit. 

    Stuart Mason

    Headteacher