Achievements

Outstanding GCSE results celebrated in the Press!

We were delighted to see Francesca’s success celebrated in the paper and on the Press website!  She has been a valued member of the Danesgate Community for two years and her hard work has paid off with three 9s and six 8s – the equivalent of all A* results – in her GCSEs!

Click to see the photo gallery in the Press

Francesca’s mum, Alison, was quoted in the paper, saying “I just think it would be great for other students who would otherwise drop out to hear Francesca’s story. Her success is testament to Danesgate.”

You can read the story on the York Press website.

Holocaust Memorial Day

  On Wednesday 23rd January, staff and KS4 students took part in a city wide project as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations, entitled ‘Torn from home.’  Within this, students that study History, Citizenship and RS took part in…

Christmas Fair – thank you!

Thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Fair on 14th December. We raised a superb £780 for Save the Children’s Fund. All the pupils worked so hard running stalls and being part of the different activities through the morning; we are very proud of them and we really appreciate the support of our Danesgate families who helped to raise such a fantastic total for a great cause.

Make Your Mark

A huge thank you for taking part in the Make your Mark campaign and allowing the young people you work with to have their say.

This year, Make your mark collected 1,106,788 votes from young people across the UK, making it one of the largest youth consultations of its kind in UK history! The most voted catergories nationally were:

1st – End Knife Crime (196,897 votes)
2nd – Mental Health (181,691 votes)
3rd – Equal Pay, Equal Work (128,147 votes)

In York, we contributed 4572 votes and 35 Schools and Organisations took part.York Youth Council

The Make Your Mark ballot is supported by Local Authorities, schools, Parliament, The British Youth Council and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. It gives young people across the country a say on what is to be debated on the green benches of the House of Commons by Members of Youth Parliament and this year Danesgate students contributed 45 votes towards the total!

You can find out more about the 2018 debate – and even watch the debates or read the transcripts – on the Youth Parliament website.

(Click the image to find out more about the 2018 Make your Mark ballot)