Disadvantaged Pupils

Hurworth School is an 11-16 Secondary School which offers places in accordance with the school’s published admission criteria.

As members of a community comprehensive school, students have full access to and experience of the curriculum regardless of race, class, gender, physical ability and religious belief. The school promotes a sense of self-esteem, responsibility and tolerance in young people. It values and challenges the individual so that they achieve the highest levels of attainment whatever their starting point.

Disadvantaged Pupils is therefore a key resource for ensuring the realisation of this inclusive and aspirational ethos. The nature of the issue makes it essential that personalised rather than blanket support is provided for students.

The Disadvantaged Pupils Grant is paid to schools for students who are: recorded as being eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years, who are ‘Looked After’ or who have a parent serving in the armed forces.

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Taekwondo Achievements

Taekwondo Achievements

Sometime ago now, the PE Department nominated Morgan Curtis for the Secondary School and Further Education Sports Achiever Award for her success in Taekwondo. Morgan made the Grand Final and on the 29th January went on to become the Overall Winner and was presented...

Penny recognised for outstanding contribution to Careers

Penny recognised for outstanding contribution to Careers

Penny Hudson and Mr Thompson attended a FututeMe awards evening at Sunderlands Quayside Exchange. This was an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and achievements of young people, mentors and school staff who have been involved in the FutureMe Schools Programme...

Thurston 2019

Thurston 2019

37 students and 5 staff recently headed to Coniston for a weekend at Thurston Outdoor Education Centre. The weather in the run-up to the weekend had been miserable, but we were treated to glorious sunshine and warm temperatures. Upon arrival, the first task was to...