What maintained schools must publish online:
Please click here to view the requirements as set out on the .gov website.  

Every local-authority-maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016.

The contents of this page provide this statutory information.

School contact details

Name: Withernsea High School

Address: Hull Road, Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU19 2EQ.

Telephone: 01964 613133

Upon connection to the switchboard you will usually speak to Miss H Ainley, but calls may also be answered by other members of the school office staff including: Mrs K Emerson (Office Manager), Mrs C Moyse (Finance) and Miss L Frost (Admin Support Assistant).

SENCO: Mr R Wardman (Deputy Headteacher - Inclusion and Designated Teacher for Children Looked After and Previously Looked After) / Mrs E McCreaddie (SEN Manager)

Mr Wardman and Mrs McCreaddie can be reached by phone via the school switchboard (01964 613133) or directly by email at or


We follow the local authority's policy and procedure with regards to admissions at Withernsea High School.

Please click here to visit East Riding of Yorkshire Council's school admissions page. Their page provides a comprehensive guide to the admissions process, answering questions such as:

• How do I apply for a school place for my child?
• How do I make an application for a school place?
• How do I contact the school's admissions teams?

Associated documents:

1) - Admission arrangements, co-ordinated schemes and protocols for school admissions 2017 - 2018.
Official document sourced from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's website.

2) - Admission arrangements, co-ordinated schemes and protocols for school admissions 2018 - 2019.
Official document sourced from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's website.



Ofsted report

Please click here to view / download our most recent Ofsted report from November 2016.

Current Ofsted Rating: Good.  

Further information can be found on our designated Ofsted page.  

You can also view our official listing on the Ofsted website by clicking here.


Exam and assessment results

Key Stage 4 (end of secondary school) results 2017

Progress 8 Score -0.16 
Attainment 8 Score 41.09
Percentage of pupils who got a good pass in English and Maths 28%
Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects
(this means pupils who got a GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths, 2 Sciences,
a language, and History or Geography)
Student 'destinations'. The percentage of students who continued in education or
training, or moved on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study

Key Stage 5 (16 - 18) results 2017

Progress students have made compared with students across the country
in A-Levels
Progress students have made compared with students across the country
in applied general
Average grade that students get at A-Level C-
Average grade that students get in applied general Distinction Starred
Average grade that students get at tech level Distinction Starred
Progress made by students in English -0.17
Progress made by students in Maths -0.64
Retention Pending
Destinations Pending

Performance tables

Find and compare schools and colleges across England. View school performance, characteristics, workforce, finance and Ofsted inspection outcomes.

Related content: Withernsea High School's official page on the Department for Education website -



Full information about the curriculum provided at Withernsea High School can be found under a dedicated tab on the main menu of the school website.

Subjects are listed by name with links to individual pages which display the curriculum for Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8), Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11) and Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13 - Sixth Form).

Key Stage 4 - Please click here to download our most recent Pathways booklet. The booklet provides a full list of courses available to our students in Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11) and is handed out to students in Year 8 as they prepare to choose their options.

Related content: Withernsea High School Curriculum Policy

Should parents wish to know anything else about our curriculum that isn't covered on the subject pages or in the documents above, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs R Pindar (Assistant Headteacher) at or via the switchboard on 01964 613133.  


Behaviour policy

Our Behaviour for Learning Policy exists to develop and encourage relationships that underpin the aims of Withernsea High School.

Only with good relationships based on our agreed values will our aims be achieved.

Please click here to view / download our Behaviour for Learning policy.



School complaints procedure

It is a requirement of Section 29 of the Education Act 2002 that all schools have procedures in place for dealing with complaints. Any person, including members of the general public may make a complaint about any provision of facilities or services that a school provides unless separate statutory procedures apply e.g. pupil exclusions.

Withernsea High School seeks to promote positive relationships between all members of the school community and welcomes feedback in the form of comments, compliments and complaints feedback can help to improve services and help to raise standards.

Main policy: Complaints policy
Please click the link to view / download.

Further information about concerns and complaints can be found on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website by following the link below:


Pupil Premium

For full details of our Pupil Premium policy and spending analysis, please visit the dedicated Pupil Premium page which can be found under the Parents tab of the main menu.

Document: 2015 - 2016 information

Further reading - Closing the Gaps: Using the Pupil Premium 2015 - 2016

Document: 2016 - 2017 information

Further reading - Excellence for all: Using the Pupil Premium 2016 - 2017



Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).

Document: 2015 - 2016 analysis
Includes details of how last year’s allocation was spent and the difference it made to the attainment of pupils.

Document: 2016 - 2017 analysis
Due to changes in the Key Stage 2 tests the funding for 2016-17 will be the same as for 2015-16 and will be made available in February 2017. However, we have allocated resources to ensure that the essential work of catching students up to the expected standards begins early in their secondary education.



SEN policy

Please click the link below to view / download a full report on how Withernsea High School addresses the needs of learners who require additional support

SEN Information Report

Local Offer Education Provider



Careers programme information

Please click here to download our Careers information.

Equality objectives

Please click here to download our Equality in Employment Policy and Guidelines

Governors' information and duties

Please see our dedicated Governors page under the Parents tab of the main menu to view the profiles of the members of Withernsea High School's Governing Body.

Information includes each Governors': Position of responsibility, Voting rights, Appointing body, Term of office, Special responsibilities, Curriculum links, Business and Financial interests.

Contact with our Governing Body can be made via Mrs Fay Crawforth (Clerk to Governors) by:

Withernsea High School
Hull Road
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU19 2EQ
01964 613133


Charging and remissions

Please click here to download our charging and remissions policy.


Values and ethos

Our aims are for all young people to:

● Broaden their horizons

● Develop the skills and attributes to succeed in a changing world

● Achieve excellent outcomes

Please click here to read more


Requests for paper copies

Paper copies of the information found on our website are available free of charge to parents and carers upon request.

Please contact the school office on 01964 613133 or email to submit a request.

Copies may either be collected in person or sent through the post.