Selby High School
|Motto||In Arduis Fidelis
"Faithful in adversity".
|Local authority||North Yorkshire|
|DfE URN||121702 Tables|
|Houses||Garrett, Hockney, Mason and Palin|
|Colours||Maroon (Year 7 - 9) and Black (10-11)|
Selby High School is a co-educational secondary school in North Yorkshire, England. Its main catchment area is the town of Selby and villages from the Selby District, including Thorpe Willoughby, Hambleton, Monk Fryston, Cawood and Wistow.
Selby High School links back to Selby Grammar School, founded in 1908 as an all-girls school as Selby High School. In 1968 this changed to the Selby Grammar School grammar school and became coeducational, and in 1979, a mixed comprehensive school. The comprehensive was renamed Selby High School.
In 2003 Selby High School began fundraising towards securing specialist school status – the school was awarded specialist status in Performing and Visual Arts in 2005. Following this the school built a dance studio, a 200-seat theatre stand and an all weather pitch. In January 2013 the school added an ICT suite with new computers.
In 2005 the school introduced a new house system with pupils from all year groups equally distributed into forms. The houses are named after significant Yorkshire people: Lesley Garrett (Garrett); David Hockney (Hockney); James Mason (Mason); and Michael Palin (Palin).
Notable former pupils
- Gareth Ellis – Rugby league England international who currently plays for Hull FC
- Nigel Adams – Member of Parliament for Selby and Ainsty (attended the school 1978-1984)
- Sir John Arthur Townsley – Executive Principal, Gorse Academies Trust  (attended the school 1976-1982)
- Matthew Warchus – Theatre and Film Director (attended the school 1978-1984)
- Gardner, Charles (26 August 2005). "FULL GCSES RESULTS FOR SELBY HIGH AND BARLBY HIGH". Selby Times. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
- Selby High School
- "Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science", Ofsted reports 2001-13