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    George Turner, from Sowerby, and Mason Pearson, from Thirsk, both 17, who were killed in a road traffic collision on the A61 at Busby Stoop last week, have been formally named.  They were former pupils of Thirsk School and Sixth Form College.  

     

    Stuart Mason, headteacher said today: “Mason Pearson and George Turner were lively and likeable lads who lived their lives fully and with much laughter.  They were very popular with students and staff and were part of a large and close group of good friends.  We are devastated by their loss and our thoughts are with their families and friends, along with the families and friends of those injured and in hospital.  Our school has pulled together to support each other and we have specialist support on hand from North Yorkshire County Council should it be required.”

    George Turner, from Sowerby, and Mason Pearson, from Thirsk, both 17, who were killed in a road traffic collision on the A61 at Busby Stoop last week, have been formally named.  They were former pupils of Thirsk School and Sixth Form College.  

     

    Stuart Mason, headteacher said today: “Mason Pearson and George Turner were lively and likeable lads who lived their lives fully and with much laughter.  They were very popular with students and staff and were part of a large and close group of good friends.  We are devastated by their loss and our thoughts are with their families and friends, along with the families and friends of those injured and in hospital.  Our school has pulled together to support each other and we have specialist support on hand from North Yorkshire County Council should it be required.”

    What Our Students Say

    Thirsk School from those who experience it day in, day out


    • Matthew Y9


      "One great thing about Thirsk School is all the sports they provide. At Thirsk School there are really good sports like rugby, football, badminton, basketball, dodgeball, tennis and many more. Thirsk School's teachers are all good teachers they will take you up the road of success and will support you all the way. "

    • Katie Y9


      "Thirsk School has great art rooms and great technology rooms to offer. They provide a variety of art materials to help your creative juices flow and try to inspire and encourage as much as possible." 
    • Madison Y12


      "It’s great to be a part of the sixth form : the lessons are engaging and challenging and the teachers do their level best to help us improve. There’s a great community atmosphere in the sixth form and everyone’s opinion is heard and considered, whether it’s in a friendship group, lesson, or in the sixth form as a whole."

    • Emily Y7


      "The lessons at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College are great fun. I especially enjoy PE because the teacher is very kind to us. Moving up from primary to secondary school seemed very scary but everybody, including the upper school stuents, really welcomed me."

    • Daniel Y7


      "I really enjoy coming up to Thirsk School, everyone makes you feel really welcome and they focus on each subject equally in their own creative way. The best thing for me is the wide range of clubs - I am really privileged to come here." 

    Latest News


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    • PE Extra Curricular Timetable


      The PE Extra Curricular timetable for the summer term is available now.

    • Spring edition of 'The Falcon' out now!


      The Spring edition of our school newspaper 'The Falcon' is available to download now.

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      For those of you who are nostalgic for our hit musical production, 'Back to the 80s', you can now read Mr Hollis's review.

    • Music for Youth


      Our show choir and boys senior choir performed at the Music for Youth regional festival in Harrogate.

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