Head’s Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Eskdale School. 

At Eskdale we pride ourselves on listening and responding to the people we serve. Schools are no longer islands within the community, but an important part of the community. Experience has taught us that effective education takes place where there are no barriers, no mysteries and no secrets between home and school. Our mantra of – A place of belonging – A place of inspiration. Runs through the core of everything we offer for our students.

As Headteacher it is my privilege to lead the School in building upon its strengths, raising achievement and improving the quality of teaching. By focussing on the things that matter most and working together as a team we can continue to achieve great things.

Over the last two years Eskdale School has had many exciting changes including having undergone a transformation to become a 11-16 secondary provision for the Whitby area, as well as joining the federation partnership with Caedmon College. The upcoming years across the federation will allow us increase the academic and extra-curricular activities and opportunities that our students across Whitby deserve.

We are a caring and supportive school community providing high challenge and significant support for our students. There is a very special atmosphere at Eskdale School; visitors note the calm, purposeful and supportive environment. We value every child as an individual and understand the importance of ensuring students are as happy and settled in school as they can be. We understand that this is essential for successful learning.

Most importantly, however, the processes through which we learn at school colour and shape us as people. We learn how to tolerate others and how to cope with our own disappointments and successes. Joining Eskdale School is the beginning of an exciting journey; we look forward to welcoming all those who want to join us for the next stage of their education.

Please take the time to read through our termly Newsletters which can be accessed through the website. We are increasing our use of social media which will bring you up to date with all the current news and information in respect of our school. We welcome any feedback or suggestions that can make your Eskdale experience better.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing more about the Eskdale School Experience.


Andy Fyfe

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