Welcome to The Joseph Rowntree School

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in The Joseph Rowntree School. We are a successful 11-18 comprehensive school of over 1200 students, with approximately 170 students in the sixth form. Set in extensive, attractive grounds, our playing fields, modern buildings and state of the art facilities provide an excellent learning environment. The talented and dedicated team of teaching and support staff are wholly committed to the school and its students.

We offer a broad curriculum which enables students to develop their knowledge and skills. They receive a balanced education, leading to important qualifications and the nurturing of talents.  Our extensive range of extra-curricular activities develops skills, interests, relationships and an enjoyment of school life. We are a school community where students are happy, safe and develop into well-rounded individuals.

Integral to our focus on achievement and creativity, is a strong guidance and pastoral care system; this ensures that students are valued and supported. Upon joining the school, students are assigned to one of our ‘Houses’. These are named after significant people: Muhammad Ali, David Attenborough, JK Rowling and Malala Yousafzai; names chosen by students to inspire them in their education and life. Throughout their time in school, form tutors and house staff provide a high level of support to all individuals in their care. Our partnership approach to working with parents and carers helps us effectively meet the needs of our young people.

In May 2017, the school was judged by Ofsted to be ‘Good’. We are committed to continually improving and, in 2018, were delighted to gain our best ever GCSE results and strong Post 16 outcomes. We are proud of these measures of our success and are ambitious for the future, as we continue to develop the very best education for our students.

I was delighted to be appointed as the head teacher, in April 2019. As I have been getting to know the school, I have been impressed with the courtesy and dedication of Joseph Rowntree students.  I am now looking forward to working with an excellent team of teachers and support staff, to provide them with a first-class education.

I hope our website gives you a flavour of what our school offers academically and pastorally, and through our extra-curricular programme. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dave Hewitt

Headteacher