Message from the Headteacher

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to look at our website for 2017/2018. We hope that it gives you a flavor of our school and shows you what is important to us.

Our belief in ‘Aspiration and Support for all’ means that our students are at the heart of our decision making. We strive to ensure that all students leave our school, not only with the qualifications they need to access the next stage of their education or career of choice, but with the skills and confidence to make an active contribution to the communities to which they belong.

To secure this, our curriculum is constantly evolving as we respond to the changing needs of our students. We introduced a Stage not Age curriculum for GCSE option subjects last year and have built on our commitment to developing students’ leadership skills by introducing the Young Leaders Award in this academic year. This will complement existing opportunities such as our School Council and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

With 600 students, aged 11-18, we serve the community of Boroughbridge and the surrounding area, which gives our school a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere. We feel like a family and, as such, we know our students well making Boroughbridge High School a good place to work and learn.

We actively seek opportunities to improve our practice and benefit from partnership working. We collaborate with two other local schools at post-16 and are members of the Yorkshire Teaching School Alliance and the White Rose Alliance.

Having been Deputy Headteacher at the school for three years, I am proud of our achievements to date. I feel privileged to be leading the school as Headteacher through the next phase of its development, as we continue to improve for the benefit of our students.

We’d be delighted to show you our school on a working day. If you’d like to arrange a visit please contact us at

Kathryn Stephenson