“He’s Behind You …”

At the end of January Year 4 students from a number of local primary schools were treated to a morning of entertainment by 50 of our Year 9 students. As part of their Drama studies, students we asked last term to devise their own version of traditional British pantomimes. The students then worked in groups, as actors, designers and theatre technicians to bring the stories to life on stage.  The mini pantomimes included Little Red Riding Hood, Peter Pan, […]

The ‘Ayes’ Have it!

Another group of Personal Development Activity students have also just triumphed.  This time it was a group of Debaters who took part in the English-Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition, the largest public speaking competition for Schools in England and Wales.  Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the contest attracts around 400 teams of pupils from Years 9-11.  Each team consists of a speaker, questioner and chair, although the unique format of the competition means only the chair and questioner […]

Young Dancers Aim High

A group of Year 9 students took part in a two-hour long workshop with dance professionals from the Centre for Advanced Training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. The Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is part of a national intensive dance programme aimed at preparing young dancers to study for a dance qualification at university or specialist conservatoire.  Past students on the course have gone on to study dance in venues such as the Urdang Academy and Rambert […]

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 […]