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Parents & Students

At York High School we understand that academic success is only possible when young people feel valued, supported, happy and cared for. Our Pastoral and Inclusion teams are recognised as outstanding and will always go the extra mile for our pupils. We are proud of our school community being made up of a wide range of pupils with a vast array of needs. We aim to provide the best support we can for our young people whatever their race, gender or ability and we welcome young people with special needs whether that be a learning need or a physical disability.

Our first step is ensuring a smooth transition from primary school. For that reason we work closely with the primary schools in the West of York Partnership. Colleagues at all levels across the schools share information and good practice and the key staff at York High School already know the pupils well by the time they join us in September.

The second step is ensuring that we have strong relationships with parents. York High School staff will contact home regularly and parents are always encouraged to discuss any concerns with us. As well as an individual Form Tutor and House Leader there are other key staff who can offer learning and pastoral support to pupils and their families should the need arise.

A general reminder about internet safety, please could we advise you to regularly check your  child’s social media and any apps they may have on their phones or tablets.


Parent View   

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.

Click ‘Give your views’ to register and complete a survey.