Head Teacher’s Message

It is a privilege to welcome you to Hurworth School. Here you will gain some insight into the very essence of what is quite a remarkable school.

Hurworth School is an 11-16 school with academy status and is the lead school in the Swift Academies Trust, where it works in partnership with The Rydal Academy and Longfield Academy.

It is an honour to welcome you to Hurworth School and to be able to share the success of our students with you. We strive to ensure that all students achieve their very best academically, we are convinced that it is crucial to offer students the opportunity to develop and grow into confident, resilient, and exceptional young people.

In order to achieve this, we aim for our students to develop moral integrity and become responsible global citizens who demonstrate tolerance and a strong sense of responsibility towards each other and to those beyond their immediate community.

The journey students embark upon at Hurworth School brings change, challenge, and opportunity: the response to which goes a long way to determining the student’s quality of life upon leaving school. We strongly uphold that any success is due to the hard work and determination of students, staff and parents working collaboratively.

Hurworth School inspires excellence by its very nature, and we seek to fulfil the potential of all those involved in our unique and remarkable educational community.

We would welcome you to take time to come and visit the school during the day to see for yourselves what a remarkable place it is.

Rachel Somerville 

Head of School