Harrogate High School

Welcome to Harrogate High School

"A good school with outstanding leadership" (Ofsted)

Welcome to our school website; we hope that it gives you a flavour of our school.

Our vision is based upon the school motto of Learning First...

We work together to raise the achievement of all students, thereby improving their life chances. By embedding ambition in our students we enable our young people to lead balanced lives as adults, capable of contributing to their community.  We are large enough to provide a broad and balanced education, but small enough to give individual attention and care to all our students with an emphasis on personalised learning. 

To find out more about our school including our innovative curriculum and superb facilities, please browse the website or contact the school for a prospectus. Parents may also request a tour during the school day to see first-hand what we are able to offer their child.

Here are examples of a some of the things happening at Harrogate High School over the next couple of weeks:

  • All our students and staff are undergoing CPR training.  Led by a fully trained member of staff, the sessions are aimed at enabling the whole school community to help save lives. Last year our students raised funds to buy a defibrillator which is now located in our community entrance.


  • Our students currently perform live every Friday lunchtime at the Friday Jam for the students in the main lunch hall. This is a great experience for both performers and audience and goes down really well with everyone!
  • Work continues on laying the foundations for the new building.  The concrete base is expected to be completed by Christmas and the structure of the building will start to be erected in the New Year.  It is now just possible to make out the footprint of the main school and the outline of the double staircase near the main hall, which is really exciting.




Harrogate High School is a founder member of the Northern Star Academies Trust which was established following a close partnership between Skipton Girls´ High School and Harrogate High School.

Northern Star champions the learning of students, teachers and all associate staff. We are committed to providing a high quality educational and learning experience for all. Our unique partnership will work to develop strong schools, able to serve the local community, by providing high quality learning experiences and resources.




Autumn Term 2015

These are our term dates, holiday periods and events for this term. 

Monday, 2 November, 2015
Start of ´Whole School Attendance Challenge´
Friday, 27 November, 2015
12:30-13:30 - Year 10 ECDL Diagnostic Tests
Friday, 27 November, 2015
Raising Stars 2 - Reports available on Parent Portal
Sunday, 29 November, 2015
14:00-16:00 - Primary Schools - ´The Wiz´ Rehearsal
Monday, 30 November, 2015
Raising Stars 2 Assembly - Africa
Tuesday, 1 December, 2015
19:00 - BBC York Christmas Service Performance at St Peter´s Churt
Tuesday, 1 December, 2015
Raising Stars 2 Assembly - Asia
Wednesday, 2 December, 2015
08:45-10:15 - Year 11 Practice GCSE Science (Triple) Exam
Wednesday, 2 December, 2015
18:30 – CAMPS International Parents’ Meeting
Wednesday, 2 December, 2015
17:30-19:00 – Nursing Mock Interviews (LRC)
Wednesday, 2 December, 2015
16:00-19:00 - Parent Consultation Evening (RS2)
Wednesday, 2 December, 2015
11:00-13:30 – Christ Church Performance (selected Music Department students)
Wednesday, 2 December, 2015
19:00-20:00 - Parents´ Forum (LRC)
Wednesday, 2 December, 2015
Raising Stars 2 Assembly - Americas
Thursday, 3 December, 2015
19:00 – Pantomime Trip to Harrogate Theatre, Performing Arts Department
Thursday, 3 December, 2015
Raising Stars 2 Assembly - Australasia
Thursday, 17 December, 2015
Whole School Attendance Challenge ends
Thursday, 17 December, 2015
14:30 - Break for Christmas Holidays
Thursday, 17 December, 2015
Non-Uniform Day for CCLG - £1
Friday, 18 December, 2015
Disaggregated Training Day - School closed to students
Monday, 4 January, 2016
Start of Spring Term - 08:20 prompt
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