Danesgate Christmas Fair

Always a fantastic event with festive refreshments and stalls, fundraising for great causes, the Christmas Fair runs alongside the Parent’s day on the 14th December 2018.  We look forward to seeing parents and carers there!

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)

Examinations on 8.11.18 and 9.11.18

In the first week back after half term there are public examinations in English and Maths for a significant number of pupils.  These take place on the morning of Thursday 8.11.18 and Friday 9.11.18. In order that we can accommodate…

Training Day on Friday

Just a reminder that the school will be closed to pupils on Friday (5.10.18) as published in the school calendar that was posted home last term. This is one of our 5 inset days. If your son or daughter is…

Welcome to the Autumn term

Welcome back to a new school year!  We hope you had a restful and enjoyable summer and are looking forward to the year ahead.

Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows