Huntington School, York

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Huntington School
Huntington School logo January 2007.JPG
Motto "To inspire confident learners who will thrive in a changing world..."
Established 1966
Type Community school, Comprehensive school
Headteacher John Tomsett
Chairman of Governors May Kaye
Location Huntington Road

North Yorkshire
YO32 9WT
England Coordinates: 53°59′25″N 1°03′57″W / 53.99019°N 1.06584°W / 53.99019; -1.06584
Local authority City of York
DfE URN 121673 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,487
Gender mixed
Ages 11–19
Houses Wilberforce, Bronte, Cook and Johnson
Colours Blue & black          
Website Official website

Huntington School is a coeducational, comprehensive secondary school situated in Huntington, York, England, with approximately 1,500 pupils.


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, 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[edit]


  1. ^ "Author Oliver Burkeman visits Huntington School", the York Press, 15 January 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011
  2. ^ "News for parents - Huntington School", Retrieved 20 November 2011