We believe that a child’s education should be enriched through opportunities beyond the classroom. We therefore aim as a school to provide a broad range of activities, visits and opportunities through our extensive programme.

Performing Arts

Our educational specialism as a Performing Arts centre provides extensive facilities and opportunities for our children to develop new skills, grow in confidence and, as people, develop qualities in an environment where their talents are nurtured and then celebrated. Be it, learning an instrument, acting in a play, dancing, singing or just being involved in a production as part of a company.

We have links with many regional and national organisations and we will continue to develop these in order to fulfil our role as a centre for Performing Arts in the East Riding. We are currently working with The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Youth Music, and York Theatre Royal. On a local level we also work in close partnership with Pocklington Arts Centre.


Sports programmes are extensive and the school runs a large range of extra curricular clubs and teams. Pupils are actively encouraged to take part in a sporting activity and to use the facilities, such as the fitness suite for instant.

Pupils can take part in Badminton, Basketball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Cricket and Field Games, Gymnastics, Dance and Athletics. Sports competitions and clubs operate during the lunch hour and a variety of clubs run, dependent on season, after school. The department also run trips to elite sports fixtures in a range of activities.


Acquisition of skills

In addition, our pupils follow a comprehensive skills and career development programme with their Form tutor to help them prepare for university or a career. In partnership with the community, businesses and universities we offer an award winning programme.

Pupils also follow the Skills for Life programme, that aims to broaden their education beyond the purely academic to provide opportunities for pupils to develop leadership, communication, organisational and other skills deemed important by employers and universities.

Pupil council and prefects

We believe it is important for our pupils to develop experience as leaders of the school and to take on additional responsibilities within the community to develop their confidence and skills. Our council and prefect system provides such an opportunity, to lead whole school change and to be an active member of the community.

Our Sixth Form students act as Prefects around the school, performing additional duties including mentoring. They act as leaders of the school and as role models for our younger children.

Duke of Edinburgh

Our DofE programme is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time, you’ll gather friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

‘There are many opportunities for them to engage in sport, including girls’ football, visits abroad, college productions and to develop an understanding of other faiths and cultures. These aspects make a strong contribution to the work of the school in fostering good relationships … preparing students well for life in modern Britain.’ - Ofsted 2015


Care & Achievement Coordinators

Our Care & Achievement Coordinators support pupils in each year group, and are the main point of contact between parents, pupils and school.  If you have any queries, please contact the appropriate Care & Achievement Coordinator in the first instance.

Year 7 - Mrs Cavanagh - 07790 987139

Year 8 - Mrs Carlill - 07980 702715

Year 9 - Miss Parkin - 07790 987137

Year 10 - Mr Elwers - 07790 987131

Year 11 - Mrs Cross - 07790 987142

Sixth Form - Mrs Clark- 07790 987009

Senior Care, Achievement & Outreach Coordinator and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Wright - 07790 987007 - cwright@woldgate.net

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Sloman - lsloman@woldgate.net

If you require paper copies of any documents on our website please contact the school office (contact details below).


General Enquiries >

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College
92 Kilnwick Road
YO42 2LL
t 01759 302395 e-mail office@woldgate.net

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Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.