Laurence Jackson School

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Laurence Jackson School
Motto Improving Life Chances
Type Foundation school
Headteacher Tony Gavin
Founder Colonel Laurence Jackson
Location Church Lane
North Yorkshire
TS14 6RD
Coordinates: 54°32′30″N 1°02′43″W / 54.5417°N 1.045375°W / 54.5417; -1.045375
Local authority Redcar and Cleveland
DfE URN 111724 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,338
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Area Redcar & Cleveland
Website Laurence Jackson School

Laurence Jackson School is a coeducational secondary school located in Guisborough, North Yorkshire, England. It is a foundation school, with a capacity of 1,250 pupils.

The school's headteacher is Tony Gavin.

A 2012 Ofsted inspection judged Laurence Jackson School as Grade 2 (good) in all aspects, including achievement, teaching, behaviour of pupils, leadership and overall effectiveness.[1]

Notable former pupils include the journalist Rod Liddle,[citation needed] and the broadcaster Selina Scott.[citation needed]

New building[edit]

In 2014 it was confirmed that a state-of-the-art new school building would be built on the site, to replace the ageing facility that is currently in place. In May 2014 the contract to build the facility was appointed to Miller Construction. Miller will be responsible for the design and construction of the schools as well as the provision of maintenance and life-cycle services over a 25-year period.[2] The build was then taken over by the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) and the new building, built by Galliford Try, was open to students September 2016. It has received an overwhelmingly positive response from staff and students.


  1. ^ "Laurence Jackson School". Reports 2000-2012. Ofsted. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Miller appointed selected bidder for £156m batch of North East schools". Miller. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 

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