Welcome. I am delighted to be Headteacher at Horsforth and I hope you get a real flavour of what makes it such a fantastic school from our website. I believe firmly in opportunity and achievement for all and we are proud to provide a first class education that aims to equip all students with the confidence, competence, knowledge, skills and understanding to fit easily and actively into a rapidly changing society. We want all students to enjoy learning and achieve their potential, not just in their studies but in sporting, creative and practical endeavours.
At Horsforth we have an excellent academic record, results are consistently above the national average and our sixth form has been judged as ‘Outstanding’. Yet it is where students go and what they achieve afterwards that fills us with pride. Whether our students’ destinations are Oxbridge, starting their own business or learning a trade, it’s the skills, qualities and experiences we offer that get them there.
We promote the respect of other students, other cultures and the wider community. We encourage hard work, courtesy, good behaviour and service to others with many opportunities to develop these both inside and outside of the classroom. The opportunities in our enrichment programme are extensive and whether you are into science club, the Duke of Edinburgh award, our many sports clubs and teams or taking part in our school production, there is something for everyone.
Our partnership with our community is valued and successful. The support of parents, carers, and governors is a major strength of the school and by working together we have fostered a culture of success that we will continue for years to come. Please contact us or see our School Prospectus if you would like any further information about our school.
Dr. Paul Bell