• High School Admissions - September 2021
    High School Admissions - September 2021

    For students currently in Year 6 and starting High School in September 2021, the closing date for secondary school applications is Saturday 31st October.

    Click the 'read more' link below to learn more about the school we hope your child will join in September 2021!

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Attendance: Absence through illness

As Covid-19 shares symptoms with a number of other infections, such as flu and the common cold, it can difficult to decide whether or not you should send your child to school. To help you make the right decision, please refer to the document below.

Click to view/download: Absence through illness flowchart



New letter to parents/carers released

Please click the link below or go to the letters to parents page to view / download the following letter released today:

22/10/20 - PSHE Programme
(FAO parents/carers of students in Year 7)


Vacancy: Assessment Clerk

We are looking to appoint an Assessment Clerk to provide an administrational service to the school, related to reports and review for students.

In addition, there will be administrative work related to external and internal examinations, general office and typing duties.

This is a part-time position (14.5 hours per week) on a one year temporary contract - effective from January 2021.

Closing date: 04/11/20

Please see our Vacancies page for further information.


Training Day - Friday 23rd October

Due to a scheduled training day, Withernsea High School will be closed to all students this Friday, 23rd October.

This means students will finish for the half term break at 2.20pm on Thursday 22nd October.

Students will return on Monday, 2nd November.

Please see the latest letter to parents/carers for more information.



Vacancy: Cleaner

The school requires a motivated, punctual and cheerful cleaner to join the school's cleaning team.

25 hours per week. Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 2.30pm. Term time only.

Closing date: 19/10/20.

Please see our Vacancies page for further information.




Vacancy: Head of Science

Withernsea High School seeks an outstanding Head of Science who is not just passionate about their subject and committed to the profession, but who seeks to understand our young people and the community we serve.

Closing date: 16/10/20

Please see our Vacancies page for further information.




Recap of the week: Monday 28th September - Friday 2nd October

Several letters have gone out to parents/carers this week outlining various changes and updates across the school. 

We have consolidated these updates below to ensure you have seen those that are important for you and your children. 

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New letter to parents/carers released

Please click the link below or go to the letters to parents page to view / download the following letter released today:

02/10/20 - Uniform - Jumpers
(FAO parents/carers of students in all years)



Broaden their horizons

Our curriculum offers a fabulous range of subjects and appeals to students with many different interests. We want students to immerse themselves in studying subjects they know they enjoy and to broaden their experience by trying something new. We run numerous clubs and offer a wealth of extra-curricular activities. Our students are encouraged think globally and act locally: our aspirations are for young people to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives, and that they should see no barriers as to what and where they can achieve this.

These aspirations are underpinned with a strong sense of, and respect for, community. All our students are known, cared for and supported. We invest time in building positive relationships with them and their families that are built on trust and that nurture confidence.

Develop the skills, knowledge and attributes to succeed in a changing world

Learning is at the heart of all we do. We want young people not just to learn so they can be successful in examinations, but so they can develop the transferable skills to use as they move on to higher education, training and work. We have high expectations of how students study and encourage independence and responsibility for homework and revision. Our high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme supports our students in making good choices and provides many opportunities for them to practise and demonstrate their skills.

Working effectively with others is fundamental to success in life. We encourage cooperative working, insist on respect for others and maintain high standards of behaviour and conduct. As a result ours is a respectful, tolerant and friendly school.

Achieve excellent outcomes

Our staff strive for excellence in all that they do. They carry the hopes and aspirations of young people with them and take that responsibility seriously. We know that, beyond developing confident and independent young people, it matters greatly how well students achieve at GCSE and A level. Helping our students to achieve the very best that they can, even more than they thought possible, is our goal.

Our school values are:

Showing respect and taking responsibility