Thirsk School and Sixth Form College

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Thirsk School and Sixth Form College
Motto 'Victor Qui Laborat' (Success through hard work)
Type Comprehensive School
Headteacher Stuart Mason
Specialism Maths & Computing
Location Topcliffe Road
Sowerby

Thirsk
North Yorkshire
YO7 1RZ
England Coordinates: 54°13′26″N 1°20′49″W / 54.223910°N 1.346920°W / 54.223910; -1.346920
Local authority North Yorkshire
Colours Blue/Yellow/Red
Website Thirskschool.org

Thirsk School and Sixth Form College is a secondary school located in Sowerby, a village adjoining Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England. The school is a comprehensive and a specialist school in Maths & Computing, otherwise known as a Mathematics and Computing College.

Thirsk school has nearly 1,200 pupils, including about 200 in the sixth form. It has sporting and musical links with clubs and visiting celebrities (including Dennis Rollins in 2011-12), which were shown on the local BBC NEWS, Look North.[citation needed] It has also received visits from Holocaust survivor, Arek Hersh, MBE. Thirsk School & Sixth Form College has some of the best GCSE/A Level exam results in the area.[citation needed]

The headteacher is Stuart Mason who took over from Christopher Lewis who retired in 2009 after nearly 28 years.

In 2012 an Ofsted inspection rated Thirsk School as Grade 2 (good) for all areas and overall effectiveness.[1]

School extracurricular activities include music, sport and drama. The school also has its own newspaper, T.S. Times, which is currently the best secondary school newspaper in the country, as decided by First News.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thirsk School & Sixth Form College", Ofsted inspections 2005-2012.

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