Conversations : Eskdale School and the Future of Education

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.
What do you think? Let’s open the debate out to what is the future of education in Whitby
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