Important Advice on Children who can Attend School from Monday

We have now received confirmation as to those children who are classified as ‘vulnerable’ or the child of an ‘essential worker’. If you think this applies to you, please contact us by 1pm today so we can make arrangements. To read the letter, please click on the following link: Letter to parents about categorisation of children who can continue to attend school 200320

Covid-19: Latest Advice (March 13th 2020)

Please find attached a letter from the Headteacher providing the latest Coronavirus guidance for schools.
Covid-19 Guidance: March 13th 2020
In line with government advice, we would ask that your child stays at home for 7 days if they have either:

a high temperature
a new, continuous cough (this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly)

For more information and what to do if you think you have symptoms visit 111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

CANCELLATION: Battlefields & Mayenne Trip 2020

Battlefields & Mayenne Trip 2020
In the light of the Prime Minister’s announcement last night “advising” that all international school trips should not take place for the foreseeable future, we have sadly had to take the decision that the Battlefields & Mayenne Trip will NOT now take place.
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Inspiring the Scientists of Tomorrow

Just before February half-term, 56 of our Year 10 GCSE Science students joined over 800 other students from around the region for the GCSE Science Live! event at York University.
This touring event is visiting 11 universities throughout the country to help, encourage and enthuse the potential scientists of the future.  Each event consists of lectures with some of Britain’s top scientists, all working at the cutting edge of science and research – and all with a real ability to […]

“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 […]