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‘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


Posted: 09th January 2018 in General News

East Riding MasterClass

On Saturday 16th December, the first East Riding Masterclass was held at Cottingham High School. The Masterclasses are a new initiative run by a group of East Riding schools to create a community which promotes academic excellence. The pilot programme will deliver master classes to students providing challenges beyond the classroom and fostering a love of learning. The Masterclasses will go beyond the curriculum and allow students to access knowledge and experience other forms of learning.

The programme caters for students in Key Stage 4.  With each school having only a limited amount of places, students were selected for their skills, aptitude and attitude to learning.

Entitled Once Upon A Time..., the first master class tasked students with tracking the history of the fairy tale from its oral tradition to the Brothers’ Grimm collection and beyond. They had to consider the importance of the fairy tale tradition, its universal impact and create their own modern tales.  The prize for the best modern fairy tale went to Katie Shelley from Hornsea School with her modern day version of Cinderella. Oliver Wilson from Cottingham High School was in second place with his very humorous reimagining of The Three Little Pigs.

There will be a series of other master classes running through 2018, covering topics from geology to linguistics.


Well done to our girls that took part!