Thirsk School and Sixth Form College

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Thirsk School and Sixth Form College
Motto 'Victor Qui Laborat' (Victory to he who toils)
Type Comprehensive School
Headteacher Stuart Mason
Location Topcliffe Road

North Yorkshire
Coordinates: 54°13′26″N 1°20′49″W / 54.223910°N 1.346920°W / 54.223910; -1.346920
Local authority North Yorkshire
DfE number 815/4035
DfE URN 121666 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Colours Blue/Yellow/Red

Thirsk School and Sixth Form College is a secondary school located in Sowerby, a village adjoining Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England.

Thirsk School has nearly 1,200 pupils, including about 200 in the sixth form. It has sporting and musical links with clubs and visiting celebrities (including Dennis Rollins in 2011–12), which were shown on Look North.[citation needed] It has also received visits from Holocaust survivor, Arek Hersh, MBE. Thirsk School & Sixth Form College has some of the best GCSE/A Level exam results in the area.[citation needed]

The headteacher is Stuart Mason who took over from Christopher Lewis who retired in 2009 after nearly 28 years.

In 2012 an Ofsted inspection rated Thirsk School as Grade 2 (good) for all areas and overall effectiveness.[1]

School extracurricular activities include music, sport and drama. The school also has its own newspaper, The Falcon. Under the previous name of T.S. Times, the school paper was named the best secondary school newspaper in the country, in a competition run by First News.[2]


  1. ^ "Thirsk School & Sixth Form College", Ofsted inspections 2005–2012.
  2. ^ "Thirsk School wins national newspaper competition". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 

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