It has been brought to our attention that at least one school in our region has a significant level of absence possibly associated with an outbreak of the Norovirus.  If your son or daughter is absent through sickness please keep them at home for 48 hours after the sickness has passed.  We will talk with all our students, through tutors, to remind about personal hygiene (handwashing etc.).


Reading, both for research and for pleasure, is a fundamental part of a child’s education. At Thirsk School and Sixth Form College, we encourage all our students to regularly visit our fantastic library, which is stocked with over 9000 books, as well as a bank of computers. These books cater for all interests and abilities, and are carefully purchased with the needs of our students in mind. Our full time librarian, Mrs Moss, works with both classes and individuals to support their reading choices.

All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 come to the library as a part of their English lessons, and are also enrolled on the Accelerated Reader scheme, which is designed to support and challenge young readers. For more information on the accelerated reader scheme, please click here (pdf).