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Inspiring a love of learning

“Inspiring a love of learning”

‘The lessons and the teachers are really good and I’ve made so many more friends since starting the sixth form’ Emily, Year 12

‘I’ve been able to achieve a level of independence but still rely on the support of staff I know when I’ve needed it’ Beth, Year 13

‘To begin with I was nervous about meeting new people but everyone has been welcoming. The subjects I chose are right for me and the teachers are helpful. Coming here was the right decision’ A new student who started in Yr 12

“I taught in several schools and I was only blessed with sons but I firmly believe that if I had a daughter I would want her to go to this school because I am aware at first hand of the dedication of all of its staff to the care and education of the girls. This school does realise that it is precious cargo that it carries.” A former teacher

About Beverley High School

Message from the headteacher

Beverley High School is the only girls’ school in the East Riding of Yorkshire. We are a community of 816 students, including 120 in our Sixth Form, which forms part of the Beverley Joint Sixth Form with Beverley Boys’ Grammar School, and over 100 staff.

We are proud to be a caring, forward and outward looking community where pupils learn within a safe, supportive and happy environment. We have a strong reputation for providing excellent pastoral care and guidance; high quality teaching and delivering excellent student outcomes. We have excellent facilities and these, alongside committed teachers and support staff, hardworking pupils, supportive parents and dedicated governors; help us to create a positive school ethos.

We have excellent relationships with our local community and with our neighbouring schools and colleges, as well as strong partnerships with schools as far afield as Japan and Sri Lanka. We are proud of our school’s past in educating the girls of Beverley for over 100 years. Yet we are forward thinking and seek to recognise, nurture and celebrate all our students’ differing talents be they academic, artistic or sporting.

We hope that our website gives you a flavour of what our school has to offer.

Sharon Japp Headteacher


Beverley High School is pleasantly situated in the centre of the attractive market town of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The catchment area is socially mixed and provides a full range of ability, taking students from Beverley and the surrounding villages of Tickton, Walkington, Wawne and Woodmansey.



The school has a committed staff of 50 full-time equivalent teachers and they reflect across-section of age and experience. There are over 120 staff employed by the school of which 60 are teachers (full and part-time).




Three girls talking in the playground


Pupil Support

Every pupil is assigned on entry to one of five mixed ability tutor groups, which are also house groups. Most of the social life of the school takes place within these Houses, for example there are regular inter-house competitions in most sports and for overall progress in academic work.

A pupil usually remains with her tutor group for five years. She has, where possible, the same form tutor from Years 7 to 11. Year Leaders are responsible for pupils within a particular year group and an Assistant Head teacher has responsibility for the Joint Sixth Form she is responsible for pupils in Years 12-13 on both Beverley High School and Beverley Grammar School sites.


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