Harrogate High School

Important Notices

Mon 13 - Wed 22 Feb we are closed and have no access to phones/IT. See news section for details of how to contact us.

Welcome to Harrogate High School

Academy Head: Ms. Ann Francis

A good school with outstanding leadership (Ofsted)

Welcome to our school website.

Our vision is based upon the school motto of Learning First...

We work together to raise the achievement of all students, thereby improving their life chances. By embedding ambition in our students we enable our young people to lead balanced lives as adults, capable of contributing to their community.  We are large enough to provide a broad and balanced education, but small enough to give individual attention and care to all our students with an emphasis on personalised learning. 

To find out more about our school including our innovative curriculum and superb facilities, please browse the website or contact the school for a prospectus. Parents may also request a tour during the school day to see first-hand what we are able to offer their child. 

Please see below for details of upcoming events.

A New Chapter

On Friday 10 February 2017 we will be closing the doors to the existing school buildings and moving to our new accommodation.  The students will return to our brand new building on Monday 27 February following an extended two week half-term break.

The students´ return will be phased throughout the morning, with Year 7 and Sixth Form arriving in school at 8.30am, Year 8 and Year 11 arriving in school at 9.30am and finally Year 9 and Year 10 at 11.00am.  Following their introduction to the new building, students will continue with their lessons so will need to ensure that they have the necessary equipment with them.

Further detailed information can be found by clicking on the ´New Building Update´ in the News section of this website.

We are looking forward to continuing our provision of high quality of education to our students in a building that has been designed by us for our school community.






Harrogate High School is a founder member of the Northern Star Academies Trust, a growing multi-academy trust comprising Harrogate High School,  Skipton Girls´ High School, New Park Primary Academy and Hookstone Chase Primary School.

Northern Star champions the learning of students, teachers and all associate staff. We are committed to providing a high quality educational and learning experience for all. Our unique partnership works to develop strong schools able to serve their local community, by providing high quality learning experiences and resources.




Spring Term 2017

These are our term dates, holiday periods and events for this term. 

Friday, 10 February, 2017
Non-uniform day in support of Dementia Forward (£1)
Friday, 10 February, 2017
1.30pm - Early close for all students. Start of half-term break
Monday, 27 February, 2017
School opens after half-term break - phased start time for students
Monday, 27 February, 2017
8.30am - Start time for Year 7 and Sixth Form students
Monday, 27 February, 2017
9.30am - Start time for Year 8 and Year 11 students
Monday, 27 February, 2017
11.00am - Start time for Year 9 and Year 10 students
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