The beautiful historic buildings, enjoyed by generations of schoolchildren, were demolished in 1970 lending way to the current school. We remain easily accessible by road (close to the A66 and A19), rail (a five minute walk to Eaglescliffe station) and air (Teesside Airport). The school serves a wide catchment area, with pupils travelling from across the Teesside conurbation, south Durham and North Yorkshire.
Teesside High School has, in recent years, seen major refurbishment and building projects works takes place. These works shows the emphasis we place on providing high-quality, international-standard facilities for our youngsters and forms part of our long-term strategy for continually improving facilities and learning at the school.
In 2021, the school made the most of quieter periods during Covid-19 lockdowns to plan and execute an ambitious refurbishment to its entire catering and dining spaces. The work made use of the former Food and Nutrition kitchen to create an extended and state-of-the-art 130 seater Dining Hall, a new fast-track eatery and café-style coffee bar.
The Food and Nutrition kitchen was relocated upstairs alongside a new, spacious Art Studio, providing outstanding teaching and learning facilities and high standard practical equipment. The project gave our Creative Arts subjects an incredible boost to further develop our students’ creative potential, and overhauled the space we have available to bring the school and local community together, for meetings, talks and events.
An earlier project saw the school’s six tennis courts upgraded to an international standard all-weather surface, providing a midi hockey pitch and training facility and three five-a-side football pitches, whilst still retaining tennis and netball courts. Similarly, a comprehensive landscaping project made space for a fantastic playground for the Preparatory School. This project has led to old tarmac play areas being replaced with an all-weather, synthetic surface marked out for a number of sports including tennis, hockey, football and basketball, protected by a green mesh perimeter fence. The playground is perfect for introducing our younger pupils to a wider range of sports and helps them develop new skills. An existing mini-obstacle course was finished off with several raised beds for our young gardeners to experience and grow their own vegetables. The Prep play ship nearby encourages creative play, inspiring the children’s minds whilst also developing co-ordination, play and agility.
We are very fortunate to have a Forest School on our school site, staffed by qualified practitioners. All children are able to enjoy a variety of learning activities in the magnificent school grounds, and facilities are used to the full by all pupils, particularly those in the Prep School. Our boys and girls enjoy exploring the outdoors during Forest School activities; trapping over the bridge like the Three Billy Goats Gruff, creating masterpieces in the mud kitchen and performing on the woodland stage. Lessons in our Forest School are a highlight for all of our children, who explore nature and the changing seasons during sessions throughout the year.
Our school portfolio was boosted significantly in 2014 with the addition of a new Sixth Form block. The bespoke, two storey building is located on the rear of the school site with its beautiful terrace and first floor boardroom overlooking the treetops of our extensive wooded grounds and the banks of the River Tees. Learn more about our Sixth Form here.
We are proud to continually invest in our facilities and grounds to provide the very best learning environment for our pupils.