Hurworth School

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For the independent school, see Hurworth House School.
Hurworth School
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Motto Achieving Excellence with Care
Headteacher Mr Dean Judson
Location Croft Rd.
County Durham
England Coordinates: 54°29′00″N 1°32′27″W / 54.4834°N 1.5409°W / 54.4834; -1.5409
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Telephone (01325) 720424
Website Hurworth School

Hurworth School is an academy school located on Croft Road, Hurworth-on-Tees, in the borough of Darlington, England. It is an over-subscribed 5 form entry comprehensive school, with accommodation for around 650 pupils in the 11 to 16 years age-range. Academic courses lead to examinations at GCSE level and substantial numbers of pupils move on to Higher Education. Pupils are drawn largely from the villages of Hurworth, Middleton St George and Neasham as well as from an area of south-east Darlington.

School Aims and Curriculum[edit]

The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum, which aims to meet student's future needs in education, training and the work place. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for their future roles as workers, parents/guardians and members of the wider community.

The school's aims are further divided into the following categories; Intellectual, Physical, Aesthetic, Affective, Moral, Spiritual, Personal and Social.

School Performance[edit]

In 2013, 83% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades (including English and Maths) in their GCSEs, setting a new school record.[1]

In addition to the overall school record, subject records were broken in GCSE Maths (90%), GCSE English Literature (100%), GCSE Art (100%) and GCSE Geography (100%), while records were equalled in GCSE Chemistry (98%), GCSE Music (100%), GCSE German (100%), GCSE Spanish (100%) GCSE Health & Social Care (100%), ICT National Certificate (100% pass rate), BTEC Science(100% pass rate) and BTEC PE (100% pass rate).


On 1 April 2011, Hurworth became an academy school.

In September 2013, a new state of the art Sports Hall and Performing Arts Centre opened at the school following a year-long building project. The facility was officially opened by then Middlesbrough FC manager, Tony Mowbray.[2]

Close by is Rockliffe Park, a football training ground.


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