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 195 students in the sixth form. Our modern buildings and state of the art facilities provide an excellent learning environment and our talented and dedicated team of staff are wholly committed to the school and its students. We offer a broad curriculum which enables students to develop knowledge and skills that lead 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 well.

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. Our partnership approach to working with parents and carers helps the House teams effectively meet the needs of our young people.

In May 2017, the school was judged to be ‘Good’ by Ofsted. We are committed to continually improving and in 2019 achieved strong results at KS4 and at Post 16. We are proud of these measures of our success but are ambitious for the future. We continue to strive to develop the very best education for our students. 

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