Head’s Welcome

Welcome to our website which gives you a brief insight into our fantastic 11-18 comprehensive school which is at the heart of the market town of Stokesley.

Stokesley School enjoys a strong reputation within the local community and beyond. Our students are well known for achieving high academic outcomes: we outperform a range of national attainment figures at GCSE and A-Level. We also have excellent progression rates with many of our students following higher education courses and, ultimately, career paths in medicine, veterinary science and mechanical engineering, to name but a few. Like all schools, we have areas to improve, but the dedication of our professional staff means we are driving forward change at a rapid rate and are at a really exciting time in our development. Furthermore, academic achievement does not tell the full story of our school: it is equally important to us to develop our students as responsible and sensitive young adults, fostering within them core values of integrity, empathy, diligence, discipline, perseverance and – perhaps above all else – kindness. Our rules at school are simple: we want our students to be readyrespectful and ambitious, and these are underpinned by the school’s motto of ‘being the best we can be’. We do not believe in zero tolerance as every child is different, but we do believe that all children can achieve high standards of conduct and performance regardless of their background or personal circumstances.

As part of the Areté Learning Trust, we are an outward facing school: we work closely with our partner academies, Richmond School and Sixth Form College and Northallerton School and Sixth Form College, and also collaborate with other local schools on a range of projects. This enables us to be highly reflective as a staff and constantly seek new opportunities to promote success for the young people in our care.

I hope the website provides you with some useful information, but please remember we are always happy to provide additional material or welcome visitors to the school. If you are an existing parent, you can find more information about your child through the SIMs parent app or by contacting your child’s Form Tutor in the first instance; if you are a prospective parent, please get in touch with us on the main school number and we will be delighted to show off our school!



Mrs H. L. Millett
Headteacher, Stokesley School