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  • Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science
    Leeds Road
    North Yorkshire
    YO8 4HT
  • Head: Mr Paul Eckersley B.Ed; Ma; Npqh
  • T 01757 703327
  • F 01787 708212
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 16
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: North Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 1102
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 20th November 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Satisfactory on 28th September 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

The School Aims
To provide effective formal and informal learning through which all of its students:

-strive for excellence in all that they do;
-develop a first-hand understanding that by working together we achieve more;
-achieve their full potential and enjoy their learning;
-understand that success can be for everyone;
-are part of a healthy community within which they feel secure, happy and valued;
-help to develop close links with the local community.

The School's Objectives.

-To help students value the importance of a healthy lifestyle, hard work, self-discipline and effort in achieving their potential.
-To provide a wide range of courses leading to external qualifications, including those that recognise vocational and practical skills.
-To provide a challenging, stimulating and appropriate curriculum and to extend learning through the use of Information and Communications Technology.
-To support and extend students of all abilities.
-To provide a varied, relevant and stimulating enrichment programme, for students, within and beyond the classroom.
-To help students develop an appreciation of, and respect for, their school and the wider environment.
-To recognise and record the achievements of all our students.To help students gain an understanding of, and respect for, moral, religious and spiritual values and an appreciation and tolerance of others.
-To provide a secure, safe, positive and happy learning environment, that is stimulating healthy and comfortable, well maintained and free from litter and graffiti.
-To encourage students to show respect and consideration for others and their property.
-To foster close links with, and service to, the local community and to encourage community pride and confidence in the school to provide a guidance system which enables every student to feel sufficiently secure and confident to discuss personal matters with staff and provide appropriate support.
-To intervene when students feel unhappy, including issues caused by bullying.
-To provide advice and guidance this will enable pupils to transfer to appropriate further education or work.
-To develop and maintain a close partnership with Parents/Carers, ensuring their support for, and confidence, in the school.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Art Techniques / Practical Art at an English Comprehensive School (VRQ Level 1)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Astronomy at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

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Special Education Needs

Selby High School values each child as an individual, with their own skills, talents and abilities, and we recognise our responsibility to provide a relevant and worthwhile education in which pupils with special educational needs can achieve their own potential. As a school we endeavour to provide a supportive learning environment, range of facilities, support strategies, staff and equipment that will enable students with SEN to access the curriculum and become valued, respected and equal members of the school community. We work cooperatively with students, parent/carers and outside agencies to develop skills that will enable these students to participate fully in society.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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