Sending our Support to Ukraine

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As a school community the generosity of our students, families, friends and staff will never fail to astound. The world was brought to a standstill as news broke on February 24 that Russia had invaded Ukraine. The situation in Ukraine is actively evolving, as are the needs of citizens in the country and neighboring regions.Everyone […]

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2021

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Every year the Royal Society invites schools and youth groups to take part in judging panels across the UK, to pick the winner of the Young People’s Book Prize. During the Autumn Term a group of Tadcaster Grammar School students, from Year 8 through to Year 10, formed a judging panel, to read and review […]

Supporting young carers

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A young carer is a person aged between 8  and 18 who takes on an active caring role for a family member with a physical or mental illness, disability , drug or alcohol problem. A young carer can also help to look after siblings and the upkeep of the family home. North Yorkshire County Council […]

Virtual Christmas Concert

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This year the music department has been eerily quiet. No pianos being played before school, no drum kits being whacked as the soundtrack to our lunch break, no Chamber Choir no Pop Choir, no Big Band, no Concert Band and no Jam Club. We have missed making music with our students so much, but know […]

Tell Us

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We are excited to tell you about a new online student contact feature called TellUs, launched by outgoing Head Students Esther and Connor. TellUs is an email service where students who are not sure who to contact and who just need to reach out can email school for non-judgemental support and guidance. The service will […]

Physical Activity Primes the Brain for Learning.

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Your child can experience many benefits, physically, mentally and emotionally, as a direct result of their participation in some form of PE, and a higher level of participation can lead to greater rewards. Physical activity produces endorphins (chemicals in the brain) that regulate mood, pleasure, and pain. An elevated mood can contribute to an “I […]

Online Counselling Service for Students

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Welfare Leader Sam Walker a Year 12 student launched Kooth during a week of assemblies to all Year groups within the school. Kooth is a free, safe, anonymous and non-stigmatised way for young people to receive counselling, advice and support on-line. As Welfare Leader Sam wanted to bring awareness, not only to mental health issues […]

Be a Sports Journalist for a day

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Students from Year 9 and Year 10 were treated to a sports journalism workshop, led by leading sports writer on the Times and Author Rick Broadbent. Rick was originally invited to come and speak as an enrichment opportunity to inspire students who were interested in either sports or journalism (or both) and to give them […]