Restart a Heart Day

Today is International Restart a Heart Day and 203 of our Y8 students were taught life saving skills of CPR.

Yorkshire Ambulance staff supported the day and we used mannequins donated by the British Heart Foundation. CPR is a vital life saving skill and using it doubles the chance of a person surviving a cardiac arrest if the person in front of them can use this skill.

Hot Chocolate Friday – 12 October 2018

This week’s Hot Chocolate Friday was an extra special one. We had 7 students instead of 6 all nominated by Heads of House and me – as the Headteacher – for their incredible contribution to the recent Y6 Open Evening. They all spoke in front of two packed halls of parents and children about their school and, according to the parents’ evaluations, were the highlight of the event. We were so impressed by their confidence and the wonderful way they sold their school. A nice cup of hot chocolate is the least we could do in return! Thank you Alfie, Alyena, Alfie, Avarna, Lauchlan, Evie and Olivia.

BRING IT ON ! -The North East Exhibition for Future Engineers!

A group of students in Y7 recently attended Bring it On! event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.

Aimed to inspire and excite the next generation about the world of engineering and the many careers available in the region this interactive and engaging event showed just how exciting engineering can be, helping to capture the imagination and assist in future choices for study.
Zones of this Interactive Exhibition included: Creative, Digital and Technology; Subsea, Oil & Gas; Renewables; Energy Zone; Automotive, Rail, Aerospace; Civil, Structural and Construction; Chemical, Biotech and Pharmaceutical.

Hot Chocolate Friday – 28 September 2018

Today’s hot chocolate was a wonderful twenty minutes spent with 6 thoroughly interesting students! Esther, Milly, Thomas, Eve, Nieve and Cairo were nominated for always getting stuck in, demonstrating resilience, being an all-round excellent student, being a credit to the school, always volunteering for sports, and being polite and hardworking. It was fantastic hearing about their favourite subjects and their diverse range of hobbies. I was also flabbergasted to learn the number of animals they had between them as well, including  30 horses – what a pleasurable way to finish the week!

Hot Chocolate Friday – 21 September 2018

The first Hot Chocolate Friday nominees of the 2018-19 academic year were Anna, Amari and Harvey. The students were identified for many things including: showing resilience along with an excellent attitude to school; being simply an excellent student; making a phenomenal start to year 7; and being fully committed to the House scarecrow competition. Congratulations to all of them – they are a credit to their school and should be very proud. Here’s to the first opportunity of many to celebrate our students’ success!

Stokesley School Students Celebrate GCSE Success

Students at Stokesley School have been enjoying opening their exam results today. In a context of reformed GCSEs which are significantly more challenging, there is much to celebrate.

The overall pass rate at grade 4 and above (a standard pass) is 76.8% and the overall pass rate at grade 5 and above (a strong pass) is 61.1%. 64.3% of students passed both English and maths.

6.7% of all grades were a 9 which is the new gold standard achieved only by the top third of students who would have previously been awarded an A*. The calibre of our students is also shown in the 27.2% of 7-9 grades (equivalent to the old A*-A measure), with more than a fifth of our students achieving at least 5 of their total grades at this level.

We are proud of all of our students and staff, but this year in particular has yielded some fantastic results in science. Across all science subjects there was a total of 61 top grades which will no doubt be well above the national average.

There are many individual success stories too and we look forward to welcoming back many of our students into Stokesley School Sixth Form next month!

Stokesley School celebrates Excellent Pass Rate at A level and continued Oxbridge success

Students and staff are delighted with another year of stunning A. level success at Stokesley School. A. level success was marked by a 99% pass rate in all A. level subjects with fourteen students achieving A*/A grades in all of their subjects. 36% of all grades were A* or A which is 10% above the national average. Over 31% of all students achieved AAB grades in at least two facilitating subjects, the subjects preferred by the country’s most prestigious universities.

Stokesley’s proud tradition of Oxbridge success continues.  Two students who were holding Oxbridge offers are looking forward to taking up their places: Reuben Acheson is destined to study Economics and Lewis Cornwall will study Mathematics both at colleges at Cambridge University.

Once again this year a very high proportion, considerably in excess of the national average, of Stokesley students will also go on to study at Russell Group universities. Stokesley students will become undergraduates throughout the length and breadth of the land from the University of Edinburgh in the north to the University of Bristol in the south west studying a great diversity of courses from Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Engineering to English, History, and Economics.





Stokesley School student to compete in the RDA Championships

RIDER with inherited metabolic condition overcomes disability to qualify for national championships

A RIDER with an inherited metabolic condition has overcome her disability to qualify for national dressage championships.

Stokesley School student Laura Curson will compete in the RDA Championships which will be staged in Hartpury, Gloucestershire, later this month.

The 13-year-old, of Stokelsey, was diagnosed with the condition when she was two but still took up horse riding three years later.

A member of the Unicorn Centre, at Stainton, the Year 8 student qualified at an event staged at Northallerton Equestrian Centre and will be one of the youngest in a 16-strong team also competing in showjumping events.

Laura will ride her 16hh horse in dressage at the three-day competition that attracts some of the best competitors in the country.

“I love riding as I feel like I haven’t got a disability,” she said. “It is really nice that the school has also been so supportive. I have to raise £2,000 and have organised a number of fundraisers, including cake stalls, and everyone has been great.

“The Unicorn Centre is amazing too and I train there on a Wednesday and a Saturday. I can’t wait for the nationals and would love to compete in the Paralympics one day.”

Stokesley School head teacher Hannah Millett said: “Laura really is incredible and never lets her disability get in the way of anything she wants to do. We are so excited that she has reached the nationals and wish her the very best of luck.”


Stokesley School Rocked in London

Students from Year 10 were given the chance to enrich their mathematical skills and develop their understanding of where and how maths is used in the real world on a 3 day trip to London.

The action-packed itinerary did not fail to deliver with visits to the Emirates Airline Exhibition, Emirates Airline Cable Cars and School of Rock the musical on the first day alone! On the second day, Year 10 visited Thorpe Park and took full advantage of the rides as well as participating in a STEM workshop which was highly engaging. In the evening, students went bowling which became highly competitive to say the least! The trip came to an end with a visit to the Science Museum and a river cruise on the Thames with full commentary.

A fantastic trip had by all. Well done Year 10!

Holi Festival Colour Run

On Tuesday 10th July, as part of their final SAIL mission of the year, 7X2 planned and carried out a Colour Run to celebrate the festival of Holi, the festival of colour. They all enjoyed the challenge of getting round the obstacle course while the teachers all enjoyed covering them in powder paint! Mrs Telford even had a go, and all the pupils threw paint at her! This formed part of their display for the Stokesley Celebration of Youth where they had to research Holi and others in the class made traditional Indian food and one group even made a traditional Indian outfit.