Northallerton School

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Northallerton School
The buildings of Northallerton College from Mill Hill School - - 296345.jpg
Established 1323
Type Voluntary controlled school
Location Northallerton
North Yorkshire
54°20′09″N 1°25′49″W / 54.33597°N 1.43025°W / 54.33597; -1.43025Coordinates: 54°20′09″N 1°25′49″W / 54.33597°N 1.43025°W / 54.33597; -1.43025
Local authority North Yorkshire County Council
DfE URN 121678 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website School website

Northallerton School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form located in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England. The school is located over two sites on Brompton Road and Grammar School Lane.


Northallerton School receives students from the town of Northallerton and from a number of primary schools in surrounding villages, these include:


The school was founded in 1323, and in its early history it was known as Northallerton Free School. Parts of the old school building can be seen adjacent to All Saints' Church near the north end of Northallerton High Street. The Grammar School moved to the Grammar School Lane site in 1909.[1]

Selective school[edit]

In the 1940s it had around 250 boys and girls, and 450 by 1970. It was administered by the North Riding Education Committee.

In the 1950s there was a two-form entry. The first year forms (unstreamed) were 1A and 1 Alpha, and forms 2 to 5 were streamed (2A/2B to 5A/5B) followed by a Lower Sixth and an Upper Sixth. Admission was by the Eleven plus exam with a further admission of a very small number by transfer from the Allertonshire School at the beginning of the third form. There were two houses for sports, Wensley (green) and Cleveland (blue).


In 1973 it became a comprehensive under the name Northallerton Grammar School, administered by North Yorkshire, based in Northallerton. As a comprehensive it has always had a 14-18 age range. At the same time the Allertonshire School was formed from the town's two secondary modern schools. In 2009 the school became federated with Risedale Sports and Community College in Catterick.

Recent history[edit]

In 1994 the school governors decided to change the name from Grammar School to College in order to reflect the reality of their service to the whole community. In 2015 Northallerton College merged with Allertonshire School to form Northallerton School. The school still operates over both of the former school sites, with the lower school on Brompton Road (the old Allertonshire School site) and the senior school and sixth form on Grammar School Lane (the old Northallerton College site).

Academic performance[edit]

It gets GCSE results above average, and A level results at the England average.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Northallerton Grammar School[edit]


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