Huntington School, York
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|Motto||"To inspire confident learners who will thrive in a changing world..."|
|Type||Community school, Comprehensive school|
|Chairman of Governors||May Kaye|
|Local authority||City of York|
|DfE URN||121673 Tables|
|Houses||Wilberforce, Bronte, Cook and Johnson|
|Colours||Blue & black|
The school opened in September 1966 and became a comprehensive school in September 1973. The school's application to become a Specialist Technology college was granted in 1997.
Due to its size, of approximately 1500 students, the school operates a contracted bus system with City of York Council and Stephenson's, which provides free transport (with a purchased pass) for some of the outlying villages in Huntington's catchment area, such as Strensall and Flaxton. The buses are currently signified under the names "H21, H22... H29" but as of next year, due to the city school transport contract being given to York Pullman http://www.yorkpullmanbus.co.uk/school-transport, these will revert to the old style of "H1, H2" etc. As of 2014 all buses will have seatbelts after parental complaints to John Tomsett of students being injured after the buses braked suddenly. At the school, students now wait in bays and are guided to the buses by teachers, acting as traffic controllers. This process has since prevented any major accidents, as it was created as a result of a minor injury to a student in 2009 when students were allowed free access to the waiting buses.
Notable former pupils
- Journalist and Guardian columnist Oliver Burkeman
- Commentator Guy Mowbray
- Shed Seven members Rick Witter, Paul Banks and Tom Gladwin
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