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Steve Wilson Head Teacher

Welcome to Whitley Bay High School and I hope you find this website useful in finding out more about the school.

Whitley Bay High School has a very distinctive ethos built on strong positive relationships and the desire to help students develop a love of learning and become curious and happy learners with high self-esteem. Helping students develop into confident, sensitive and reflective adults is a key priority at Whitley Bay High School. This is achieved through outstanding teaching and careful support for all students throughout their time in school. We regard students as individuals, all different but all equal, with varying strengths and interests. We are proud of the academic and extra-curricular successes our students achieve and are determined to help students fulfil their potential while making the most of the wealth of opportunities on offer at the school.

We work closely in partnership with parents and believe this relationship is crucial to the success of our students. Friendliness and a willingness to listen are at the heart of all that we do and through this strong collaboration students thrive.

The school prides itself on the quality of our teaching and learning and received national recognition for our innovative approach and expertise when we were selected as one of first 100 Teaching Schools in the country, with a special responsibility to lead training on outstanding teaching across the region. We were also named as a National Support School because of the outstanding quality of our teaching and exam success.

Since our outstanding Ofsted report in 2013 our GCSE and A Level results have improved still further. Our 2015 GCSE results were recognised by the government, being named in the top 100 highest performing secondary schools in the country (the only school in North Tyneside to receive this accolade). Our 2016 GCSE results were even better than 2015 which is a great achievement. Our Sixth Form is nationally recognised and our A Level results place us in the top 3% of all school and college sixth forms. We are obviously proud of the Ofsted report and these results, however, what is more important to us is the real sense of pride our students have in this school and the wonderful atmosphere that exists as you walk around the site during a typical school day.

We are a large school which brings many benefits, such as a very broad curriculum allowing students to choose from the widest selection of subjects and also we can offer a huge array of extra-curricular opportunities. However, very importantly, we manage to maintain a small school community atmosphere where students feel valued and supported from the moment they join us to the day they leave.

If you want to find out more or would like to visit the school please do not hesitate to contact us.

Steve Wilson, Headteacher