Limited places in Year 7 at Teesside High SchoolWednesday 01 March 2017 | By Samantha Hockney
As we begin to enjoy lighter mornings and longer days and relish the sight of daffodils and snowdrops appearing in the park, it is hard to imagine how Spring has come around so quickly.
The beginning of March marks an important week for many families as it brings around the decision as to which school their son or daughter may, or may not, be attending come September.
For parents who applied for their child’s place online, they will receive an email today (Wednesday 1 March) informing them of their secondary school allocation. With growing demand for high quality secondary places in the local area and beyond, it is likely some families may be disappointed with the outcome.
Choosing the right school for your child can be a life-changing decision. There are many factors to consider; not all of which you see showcased in glossy brochures or on school websites. Excellent results, notable inspection reports, opportunities outside of lessons and exceptional pastoral support are rightly just some of the points we hear when parents are making their decision. On top of this, many parents we meet strive to find an environment which recognises their child as an individual; where they are a name, not a number, and certainly not solely a set of results after five years of hard work.
It is a challenge to find enough outstanding state school places to offer this kind of inspiring education to the growing number of Year 6 children in our area; just one of the reasons more and more parents are seeking an independent education for their child.
Teesside High School has been at the forefront of independent education in the region for almost fifty years. Recently named as one of the best independent schools in the North East (The Sunday Times, 2016) and the best performing of all maintained and independent schools in Stockton-on-Tees (DfE, 2017), we offer an inspiring 3-18 education based on the development of the whole child.
We are a school which adds significant value above and beyond predicted grades, challenges the gifted, supports those less able and offers personalised learning in small classes, all the while acknowledging that academic excellence is by no means the only ingredient to a rounded education.
We value diversity, promote inclusivity, offer an exceptional range of enrichment and co-curricular opportunities, introduce new interests and build on shared passions, creating an environment our parents so often commend as nurturing, caring and friendly.
We are extremely proud of the work we do to fully prepare a child for life beyond school and invite you to come along and experience this first hand. You will receive a warm welcome from our fantastic staff and students.
Limited places available in Year 7 for September 2017 – learn more and book an inspiring Taster Day for your child, or get in touch with our admissions team via:
- T: 01642 782095
- E: firstname.lastname@example.org