Hessle High School

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Hessle High School and Sixth Form College
Motto Every child is capable of extraordinary achievement
Established 1964
Type Academy
Headteacher Sarah Young
Location Tranby House, Heads Lane
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU13 0JQ
Local authority East Riding of Yorkshire Council
DfE number 811/4053
DfE URN 137306 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,300 (approx.)
Gender Mixed-sex education
Ages 11–19
Houses Ariel, Cassio, Orlando, Portia
Publication Newsletter[1]
Website The Hessle Academy

Hessle High School and Sixth Form College is a secondary school and sixth form college situated in the town of Hessle, in East Riding of Yorkshire, five miles west of Kingston upon Hull's city centre. The school converted to an academy school in August 2011.[2]

History and location[edit]

The school, originally located over two sites – Heads Lane and Boothferry Road – became one site at Heads Lane, in January 2016, as part of the Priority Schools Building Programme. Hessle High School originally centred on Tranby House, which was built in 1807 by local Kingston upon Hull merchant who made his fortune in the shipping industry. The house was inherited and lived in by successive generations of Barkworths until Algernon Barkworth, who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic.[3] After Algernon Barkworth's death in 1945, the house was bequeathed to the local education authority to become a school, which it did in 1947 as Tranby High School.[4] The house is an almost exact duplicate of the now-demolished Tranby Lodge, and Hessle Mount, now an independent private preparatory school.[5] In 1967, Tranby House became a Grade II listed building to ensure its history and architecture are protected.[4][6] In October 2016, following a refurbishment, Tranby House opened as the Hessle Sixth Form College. The sixth form remains part of a consortium with Wolfreton School and Cottingham High School, which was established in 2009.[7] The consortium allows pupils to study post-16 courses at the partnership schools. In January 2017, Penshurst Primary School became a through school with Hessle High School and Sixth Form College – before that the schools were federated.[8]

Ofsted inspections[edit]

During Ofsted's school inspection in December 2014, the school was rated "Good (Grade 2)" in all aspects.[2]

School uniform[edit]

In September 2012, the school uniform became a white shirt and tie, with a choice of v-neck, cardigan or slipover, and a blazer, all with the school logo. Black trousers or skirts and black shoes are worn. The implementation of a house system in 2016 saw the introduction of house-coloured ties: purple for Ariel, green for Cassio, red for Orlando, and yellow for Portia. Sixth form students have a clothing option of choice.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Hessle High School Newsletter". The Hessle Academy. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Hessle High School and Sixth Form College". Ofsted. December 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Tranby House, Algernon Barkworth's Country Home". Algernon Barkworth. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "The History of Tranby House". The Hessle Academy. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Family-run Hessle Mount School is 'outstanding' says Ofsted". Hull Daily Mail. 18 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Tranby House, Hessle". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Welcome to the Consortium". The Consortium. Archived from the original on 30 August 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Hessle Federation is a cross phase organisation, 3–19, between Penshurst Primary School and Hessle High School and Sixth Form College". The Hessle Academy. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Hessle High School Uniform Guidelines". The Hessle Academy. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 

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Coordinates: 53°43′31″N 0°27′10″W / 53.72526°N 0.45266°W / 53.72526; -0.45266