Thirsk School & Sixth Form College
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
About Thirsk School & Sixth Form College
Thirsk School and Sixth Form College educates students aged between 11 and 18. The North Yorkshire coeducational secondary school has a sixth form. It is a non-denominational establishment. It is a community school that is funded by the state. There are around 914 pupils enrolled at the school and 130 students on the roll in sixth form.
Values and Vision
Thirsk School and Sixth Form College aims to give students a good understanding of living a healthy lifestyle. Students have fun at the school. The curriculum is stimulating and balanced. Every child’s achievements are celebrated by all. Children should have a positive attitude towards learning. The school’s motto is “positive learning, positive people”. Students are taught to take responsibility in school and in the local society. Pupils are treated as equals and are encouraged to work with others to develop new skills.
“Students thrive in the aspirational, friendly, safe and caring atmosphere. As a result, all achieve well and make good progress from their average starting points on entry. From the last inspection until 2011, students’ attainment rose steadily. Most teaching is good and some is outstanding. Such teaching is interesting, intriguing and captivating. In the most effective lessons, teachers’ strong subject knowledge, perceptive questioning and feedback builds students’ knowledge, understanding and skills well. Students behave well, attend regularly and display very good attitudes to learning. They, their parents and staff report positively about behaviour across school.”