I am immensely proud to be Headteacher of Guiseley School and believe that it is a great place for young people to be. I am driven to continuously improve provision so that we can be recognised as an outstanding school that serves our local community. Guiseley is a fully comprehensive school that is committed to ensuring all students can reach their potential.
I believe that our responsibility is to provide an education that equips young people not only to succeed academically but gives them the confidence, skills and social awareness to go on to be involved and active 21st Century citizens in their local community. We do this by creating enjoyment of learning and excellent opportunities to get involved in a wide and varied curriculum. We are delighted to be classified as an ‘Artsmark Platinum’ school that provides excellent opportunities in Drama, Art, and Music. We also ensure opportunities are varied in sports teams, academic societies and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
At Guiseley School, our attainment is consistently above national averages. Yet it is the provision of progression routes that is most important to us. The education, care, and guidance we provide ensure that our students secure places at University, college placements, apprenticeships or work with training. It is rare for a student to leave our school without knowing what their next steps will be.
Our core values are clear. Achievement of our students is important to us. This is secured through high levels of challenge. Challenge is seen both academically, where students are encouraged to think deeply about their subjects, and also in the challenge to our young people to adopt high standards of behaviour and work ethic. Equally important is ensuring that our school echoes a culture of respect and care. This is respect for each other as well as other cultures, caring for each other and our community.
No school can successfully provide for young people without the support of parents, carers, and governors. At Guiseley, all of these groups are committed to helping the school achieve the best possible education for our young people. These will continue to be relationships that we foster and develop as we continue our journey towards outstanding. If you would like more information about the school or to request a prospectus please contact our marketing officer, Mr T Morris at [email protected].
Paul Clayton, Headteacher