Bedale High School was re-designated as a Specialist Humanities College in July 2010. Whilst the school continues to offer a wide, varied and successful curriculum, our specialism enables us to further develop our strengths in English, Geography and History. Our specialism affords the opportunity to enrich the curriculum for all our students, providing acceleration for the More Able and Talented as well as broadening the curriculum choices available. As a result of Specialist Status we have established a Humanities Learning Centre at the heart of the school.
We have recently refurbished our new Drama Studio and Technology Block, both of which provide outstanding facilities and state of the art resources. The “Culture Shack” (formerly Bedale Youth Club), has recently reopened following a major refurbishment and this provides improved creative and performance arts space. Connecting Youth Culture (CYC) are now based at the school enabling the school to enrich the creative and performing arts.
Bedale High School was designated as an ‘Enhanced Mainstream School’ for Autism. Our specialist team and our learning support facility opened in September 2010. This resource has added to our reputation as a school providing exceptional support for children with a wide range of special needs. Part of our new resource provides a state of the art classroom where students diagnosed with HFA (Higher Functioning Autism) can spend some time, as well as being integrated into the mainstream.
Major investment in our school kitchens and servery has also ensured that students at Bedale High School have a choice of healthy foods produced in a modern, well-equipped environment. Students continue to have significant input into the development of our healthy eating agenda through the School Council.
Bedale High School prides itself on being a school at the heart of its community and we invite you to visit us to see for yourself.