School Hustings Helps First Time Voters

On Wednesday, The Sixth Form at Malton School held its very own hustings event.  Candidates from all the main parties standing in the election for the Thirsk and Malton constituency were invited to attend the hour-long session. For many of the students this will be the first time they have had the opportunity to cast a vote in any election, and certainly the first time for a General Election. The event therefore aimed to give them the opportunity to […]

Students Encouraged to be the Best

Andrew Brodie, Chief Fire Officer for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, visited School last week in his role with Speakers for Schools. He spent the afternoon speaking to students in Years 11, 12 and 13, encouraging them to be the best they can be and to strive to reach their full potential.
Using examples from his own life and career he spoke about the need to be resilient to overcome barriers that may otherwise prevent students achieving their aims.  […]

WWI Centenary Battlefield Tour

Standing admist the war memorials of France and Belgium, 3 pupils from Malton School read poetry to an international audience. With the backdrop of graves and tributes, they recited verse from various poets.  The students were part of a group from the UK who had the unique opportunity to participate in a literary project run by the University College London.
The 3 students, all from year 11, were Alexandra Hutchinson, Rosie Eckersley and Dominika Petikova. They were accompanied by English […]

A Day at the Races

A group of year 11 students had a fantastic day at Doncaster races during the St Leger meeting, thanks to the Taking The Reins programme, which allows students to experience various aspects of the racing world.  The group was kindly hosted by Amy Canham from Richard Fahey racing in Malton,  one of the founders of the Taking the Reins programme.  Here’s what the students had to say about their day:
“When we arrived we had the chance to go into […]

U16s are Unbeatable!

For the fifth year in a row Malton School’s Year 11 girls’ football team have reached the County Cup Final; and with 2 wins already to their name, in 2019 they once again proved to be unbeatable!
This year’s final on 1 May, was against Bedale School and pre-match nerves were running high – it being the first year the team had encountered the Bedale team which included an England pathway player.  The pre-game message to the Malton Team was […]

Sixth Formers put Best Feet Forward

Many congratulations to Year 12 students Megan Clibbens and Holly Hargreaves who took on their latest challenge on Saturday.  Along with their families, they successfully climbed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks (Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside) to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Their target was to cover the 24 miles and 1585 metres of climb in as close to 10 hours as possible but to be an officially recognised and successful attempt of the Challenge, they needed to finish the […]

Ofsted Inspection Letter

I am pleased to enclose a copy of our recent Ofsted Instpection Letter which we have just been given permission to make public. It will be put on the Ofsted website on Tuesday 7th May.
The Ofsted team found that all aspects of the work of the school continue to be ‘good’. We are delighted to receive this endorsement. We were very pleased that Ofsted noted the way in which the school had successfully tackled the two areas they asked us […]

Barnum – The Greatest Showman

Having played to a full house each night, the curtains finally closed last night on Malton School’s production of Barnum.
After months of rehearsals, the cast and crew of over 80 students wowed audiences not only with their acting and singing skills, but with their circus skills too.
Jon Lee, drama teacher, said, “We have aimed really high with this year’s show and the students have worked so hard to meet the exacting standards of this classical musical.  The show has […]

Going Places

Harry Wardle’s passion and talent for cycling is taking him places – quite literally.  Two wheels are by far his preferred method of transport – be that a road bike or mountain bike – and he’s taken part in competitions in venues as diverse as the velodrome with its aerodynamics and pristine track to the muddier cyclocross where he often has to carry his bike.
His current favourite at the moment is cyclocross, a sport which is really popular in […]

Malton School Rocks!

For the second year running, Malton School’s Rock Challenge Team have won the York and North Yorkshire Open Heats held at the York Barbican on 25 March – and are now through to the Northern Heats on 28 June.
Rock Challenge is a global event run by the Be Your Best Foundation.  The event aims to encourage young people to lead healthy lifestyles and be their best without the need for tobacco, alcohol or other drugs.  Teams have to create […]