Prom 2015

The Year 11 Prom was held at the Parsonage Hotel, Escrick on Thursday 2nd July, when students and staff shared an evening of celebration.


Year 4 Sleuths Catch the Villain!

On Wednesday 24th June Brayton High School welcomed 80 detectives from local primary schools to a Forensics Day.  Their task was to solve a crime of ‘murder by poisoned bun’ which had taken place in the Main Hall



 Engineers of Tomorrow Energy Quest

On Wednesday 17th June 2015, all Year 8 students were involved in the ‘Engineers of Tomorrow Energy Quest’ delivered by the charity The Smallpeice Trust and a representative from the STEM ambassadors. 


 I’m an Engineer Get me Out of Here

All Year 7 students were involved in ‘I’m an Engineer Get Me Out of Here’ for two weeks in June. 



Year 5 Arts Day

On Tuesday 16th June 2015, Brayton High School held a Year 5 Arts Day and welcomed 120 Year 5 students from local primary schools Brayton Juniors, Thorpe Willoughby and Carlton.




North Yorkshire Police Internet Safety Campaign ‘Keep it to your Selfie’

North Yorkshire Police have launched a new campaign ‘Keep it to your Selfie’ to raise the awareness of internet safety and child exploitation amongst young people. The campaign is urging teenagers to#pausebeforeyoupostand think about the consequences of sharing images online.

As part of our recent Alternative Curriculum Experience (ACE) Day, ITV Calendar News interviewed and filmed a small number of our new Year 10 students to see what they thought of the campaign and this can be viewed here

To find out more about the campaign and to view the campaign videos, please click here




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Summer Events

Summer School 2015: Monday 24th August to Friday 28th August inclusive.


Contact: Mrs Kerry Tomlinson      k.tomlinson1 @


Weekly Events w/c 7th September 2015

Monday 7th September Training Day School closed to students
Tuesday 8th September   School re-opens to ALL students

Headteacher's Message

Dear Parents and Carers

I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Headteacher of Brayton High School and am looking forward to taking up the post in September.  During the interview process and since being appointed, I have been impressed by the warmth and friendliness of the community at Brayton and by the inclusive nature of the school.

I believe that everyone can learn to very high standards, no matter what their starting point. It is the duty of the school to make learning irresistible so that every one of our young people achieves their full potential.  I am passionate about teaching and learning and I am determined to ensure that our young people are supported and challenged to do their best.  This includes an expectation of high levels of self-discipline. It is not enough that our young people behave well when they are being supervised; it is how they behave when they are not supervised that shows their character.  By setting high standards of discipline in school we will support our young people to make the right choices and to understand that there are consequences when they make the wrong choices.  We will support our students to reflect on their behaviour and to learn from their mistakes.

I have already started to form positive working relationships with the Governing Body, Senior Leaders and staff, and have been working closely with Mrs Fraser to ensure a smooth transition.  I am looking forward to meeting parents and carers so that we can work together to get the best for our young people.  I believe in strong relationships with parents – you are the experts in your child.  We will invite all parents into school in the autumn term so that we can listen to your aspirations for your child and work together in partnership to realise these aspirations.

Most importantly of all, I am looking forward with excitement to getting to know the students.  It is a privilege to work with young people and to help them to blossom into young adults.  I taught my first ever lessons at Brayton (more years ago than I care to remember!), as part of my teaching practice when I trained as a languages teacher at York University.  I am thrilled that I will be able to guide and support the students of Brayton to be the best they can be.  I am looking forward to leading Brayton on the next stage of its journey to becoming an outstanding school.

Finally, I would like to wish you a good summer.

Kind regards

Yours faithfully


Allison Redshaw

Headteacher designate

Brayton High School – Press Release Thursday 20th August 2015

“Brayton High School celebrates another successful year of GCSE results”

Students and staff were celebrating this morning at Brayton High School after picking up their results. Many of the students of all abilities did well and achieved what the school and they hoped for, having made good progress over the last five years. The school was very happy with the number of students gaining the highest grades which showed an encouraging trend.

Interim Headteacher Wendy Fraser remarked that “The students and staff at Brayton High School have worked extremely hard over time to produce these results. It is a pleasure to celebrate so many achievements with individual students and families. In addition, Brayton High School feel it is important that students are well rounded individuals, so are therefore thrilled at the wonderful results achieved by students who also contribute hugely to the local community. I am so proud of everything our students have achieved this year and wish them every success in their future plans”.

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