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The Joseph Rowntree School

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Welcome Dave Hewitt - Headteacher

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in The Joseph Rowntree School. We are a successful 11-18 comprehensive school of over 1300 students, with over 200 students in the sixth form. Our modern buildings and state of the art facilities provide an excellent learning environment and our talented and dedicated team of staff are wholly committed to the school and its students. We offer a broad curriculum which enables students to develop knowledge and skills that lead to important qualifications and the nurturing of talents.

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Our Curriculum

Students study a wide range of core and foundation subjects during their time at the school. Details of individual subject areas can be found under each of the Key stages.

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Sixth Form Taster Days 2024

 Year 11 students from all schools in and near to York are invited to join us for one of our Taster Days in January 2024. Details of the specific activities available on these days are in the linked application forms below, where you can make your subject choices and share your contact details.


Taster Day 1 - Tuesday January 16th





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Taster Day 2 - Thursday January 18th




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Deadline for Taster applications: Friday December 8th 2023