Ashville College’s former pupils asked to preserve memory – and names – of its glorious dead

Lest We Forget! Ashvillian Society president Nick Breton inspects some of the 117 names recorded on wooden panels in Ashville College’s Memorial Hall

Former pupils from Harrogate’s Ashville College are being asked to help preserve the memory and names of the school’s “glorious dead”. The First World War claimed the lives of 39 old boys and one teacher – Gilbert Carmichael – who died on the first day of the major German offensive, the Kaisersschlacht, in March 1918. To honour them – and ... Read More »

Season of excellence continues with Harrogate High School’s Summer Concert


Hot on the heels of the sports awards evening, year 6 induction day and general end of year celebrations was Harrogate High’s summer concert. There was a great atmosphere as parents and students alike enjoyed a fantastic evening of music making celebrating the musical talents of many of the students. Vocal performances included the Stewart sisters, Chloe Campbell and Abbie ... Read More »

County Council sets out new role for Foremost

North Yorkshire County Council has set out a changed role for Foremost School as a day special school for boys and girls with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD). As part of a new county-wide behaviour strategy, which is being consulted on in the autumn, Foremost would play a pivotal role for the west of the county in supporting a ... Read More »

Expansion plans for Harrogate College following £4M investment

Harrogate College has announced exciting plans for a multi-million pound campus development following funds committed by the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The investment of will deliver up to 1,245 additional learners and 275 additional apprentices. The investment at the College’s existing Hornbeam Park campus will include refurbishment and consolidation of existing facilities with the design and ... Read More »

Students raise £1,500 in ‘Le Tour de Bounce’ challenge

Andy Pierce, Events Manager at Yorkshire Cancer Research, and Mr Tim Pocock, Charities Co-ordinator at St Aidan’s CE High School, with students on space hoppers

Students at St Aidan’s CE High School swapped bikes for space hoppers and raised £1,500 for charity in a very unique ‘Tour de France’ challenge. To celebrate the world’s biggest annual sporting event coming to Yorkshire, two teachers from the school’s art department created a huge impression of a bike on the playing fields, and the children bounced around the ... Read More »

Sandra leaves The Forest School after 25 years

Sandra Davey with some of ther pupils at The Forest School

Pupils and staff at The Forest School in Knaresborough are saying fond farewells this week to a highly respected member of staff who is retiring after 25 years in the school. Mrs.Sandra Davey has spent the last 25 years as a member of support staff at the school for children and young people with special educational needs. Headteacher, Peter Hewitt ... Read More »

Harrogate High School welcomes new students with an outstandingly successful induction


Harrogate High School recently welcomed its new Year 7 students starting in September to a three day induction. The induction gave students the chance to settle in and get to know staff and fellow students before properly starting in September. Activities over the three days included icebreaking sessions and carousels of learning experiences ranging from team building activities, sports, art, ... Read More »