Welcome to the Joseph Rowntree School

The Joseph Rowntree School is a successful 11-18 mixed comprehensive school of over 1,200 students, with approximately 250 in the sixth form. Our school is set in extensive, attractive grounds and playing fields. We have the benefit of fantastic, state of the art facilities within our buildings which really help to support and challenge our learners in order for them to enjoy learning and make the most of their potential in a world of huge technological change.

It is our intention that students develop into mature and confident learners who get involved in all elements of life at our school and strive to make the most of their abilities. We want to enable students to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to contribute to society as members of a caring and diverse community. With this in mind we focus on delivering the best possible learning experience which caters for the needs of all learners and where individual talents are nurtured and allowed to flourish.

Integral to this focus on achievement and creativity are very strong guidance and pastoral care systems which ensure that all students are valued and supported. In addition, our extensive range of extra-curricular activities develops skills, interests, relationships and enjoyment of school life and learning.

Choosing the right secondary school is an important decision. The Joseph Rowntree School is a school which is going from strength to strength, and this is reflected in the Ofsted judgement of ‘Good’ for the school from the inspection in 2017. We are very proud of this recognition of the quality within our school, and are determined to build upon it to provide the best possible experience for all learners. 

I do hope that you will want to visit us and experience the vibrancy and enthusiasm for learning that is part of the ethos of our school. I look forward to welcoming you to our superb learning environment at The Joseph Rowntree School.

Lynne Hardcastle