Whitby Secondary Partnership have contacted parents that they are proposing to close Eskdale Secondary School in September 2023. You can read the notification here. This is the second time in 7 years that there has been an attempt to close this east side school. Understandably parents are very annoyed. Some facts
- More than 60% of 16 year olds further their education outside of Whitby, due to what is offered at Caedmon College Sixth Form.
- Eskdale School is currently 90% subscribed. Caedmon College 11-16 is likely similarly subscribed.
- Pupils moving between sites for different classes has been shown to be detrimental to their education.