Woldgate College

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Woldgate College
Woldgate College Logo.png
Established 1958
Type Community school
Headteacher Jonathan Britton
Location 92 Kilnwick Road
East Riding of Yorkshire
YO42 2LL
England Coordinates: 53°55′54″N 0°45′56″W / 53.931720°N 0.765670°W / 53.931720; -0.765670
Local authority East Riding
DfE URN 118081 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,400
Ages 11–18
Website www.woldgate.net

Woldgate College is a secondary school and sixth form on Kilnwick Road in Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The school is Local Authority funded, and educates approximately 1,400 pupils aged 11 to 18.

Woldgate College has been in existence since the 1950s, educating children from Pocklington and its surrounding villages.

The school was awarded[when?] specialist status and received a grant for developing performing arts. A new music block was built,[when?] which included a recording studio, practice rooms and a dance studio.[citation needed]

The school teaching is under the National Curriculum, and includes Mandarin in the Sixth Form.

Facilities include a remote learning video conferencing suite and more than 800 computers, with the library (Independent Learning Centre) having been converted into a room for homework assistance and computer access. Other facilities are a gymnasium, a multi-use hall, fitness suite, tennis/netball courts, and a playing field used for football, rugby and athletics. Some pupils attend local clubs including those for rugby and swimming.[citation needed]

Woldgate College received press attention in 2003 over an arson attack, and in 2011 over a teacher's conviction following a sexual relationship with a pupil.[1][not in citation given][2][not in citation given][3]


  1. ^ "Blaze-hit school is closed", York Press, The Press, 5 April 2003. Retrieved 6 June 2011
  2. ^ "Pupils return to fire-hit school", York Press, The Press, 29 April 2003. Retrieved 6 June 2011
  3. ^ Brooke, Chris; "Teacher, 26, jailed for 18-month affair with pupil, 14, who says she still loves him and will wait for his release", Daily Mail, 14 October 2011, Retrieved 5 February 2012

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