Headlands School

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Headlands School
Motto "Working together"
Established 1965
Type Secondary school with a Sixth form
Headteacher Mrs Bone
Location Sewerby Road
East Riding of Yorkshire
YO16 6UR
Coordinates: 54°05′56″N 0°11′01″W / 54.099000°N 0.183550°W / 54.099000; -0.183550
DfE URN 118085 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1470
Ages 11–18
Website School site

Headlands School is a coeducational comprehensive school situated on Sewerby Road near the B1255, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The school has nearly 1,500 pupils aged 11–18.[1]


The Upper School was on Sewerby Road and the Lower School on St Alban Road adjacent to the south. The Lower School has now been developed Barratt Developments with around 30 houses.

Headlands School participates in a range of academic and performance events including the Rotary Clubs Youth Speaks competition and the annual Rock Challenge performance and drama gala held on the East Coast each year. The school is also partnered with Sibelius High School in South Africa and participates in a cultural exchange.

The current headteacher is Mrs Sarah Bone who was appointed in 2013.

Ofsted reports[edit]

Headlands School

In the report of their February 2004 inspection, Ofsted described the school as "This is a good school which is working well to improve pupils’ learning. ... Very good leadership by the headteacher, and good leadership by key staff promotes learning.". They assessed the school as 'Good', point three on a seven point scale, and the sixth form as 'Very Good', point 2.[2]

The school was placed in "Special Measures" by Ofsted after a February 2008 inspection.[3] Four areas for improvement were identified :

  • Raise achievement and standards across the school.
  • Eliminate all unsatisfactory teaching and improve the proportion of good teaching.
  • Ensure systems to improve behaviour are effective and are applied consistently.
  • Improve the effectiveness of leadership and management.

The effectiveness of the sixth form was considered satisfactory. Shortly after the inspection, the school formed a partnership with South Hunsley School to help it make progress. Subsequent monitoring visits by Ofsted in July 2008 and December 2008[4] judged that the school was making satisfactory progress towards meeting the areas for improvement. In October 2009 the school came out of special measures and given a rating of "satisfactory with good features" by Ofsted.[5]


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