Teesside High School is approaching a major milestone in its history.
The School, which occupies an impressive setting on the banks of the River Tees in Eaglescliffe, will celebrate the 120th anniversary of its Former Students’ Association in 2019, an occasion which will bring together staff, pupils and families, both past and present.
The School traces its roots back to Queen Victoria High School and The Cleveland School, the latter housed in a rambling Victorian mansion on Teesside High’s current grounds.
The historic buildings were enjoyed by generations of schoolchildren before their demolition in 1970, when Teesside High School began its life.
The School has been co-educational since 2005 and offers a seamless education for boys and girls aged three-to18.
The School is continuing to thrive in a crowded marketplace. Headteacher Kirsty Mackenzie is driving forward the next phase in its journey.
“Our School is renowned for its warm, family-friendly environment, where every child is known, recognised and important,” she says.
“It is my responsibility to ensure this ethos is unchanged and that we deliver an excellent education which is special and unique to each individual.”
The School’s examination results are consistently outstanding and place it in the top ten of best performing independent Schools in the North-East region – the highest of any non-selective School (The Sunday Times, 2017).
“We work with children of all abilities and, through a combination of small classes, personalised learning, excellent teaching and wrap-around support, they achieve great things,” continues Kirsty.
“We are a small community, but our students share immense ambition and an unwavering will to succeed – whether that be in the classroom, on the stage, on the sports field or in their work within the community.
“We are proud of our rich history; our alumni community provides fantastic inspiration to our current pupils.
“We are most looking forward to gathering as a School community in 2019 to celebrate a huge chapter in our history.”
Visit Teesside High School’s Open Day on Saturday September 29, 9.30am-12.30pm to find out more. Former pupils are also invited to register to the school’s alumni network by visiting teessidehigh.co.uk