Message from the Head

John Wood, Headteacher - St. Aidan's Church of England High School, Harrogate

John Wood, Headteacher

I am delighted to welcome you to St. Aidan’s Church of England High School confident that whatever the abilities, talents and needs of your child, we will be able to support, encourage and challenge them to reach their potential.

The school, within the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales and set in the beautiful town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, was established over forty years ago through the amalgamation of Christ Church Secondary School for Boys and St. Peter’s Secondary School for Girls, with just 650 pupils on roll but since that time it has developed in prestige and size and now caters for nearly 2000 students.

The success of St. Aidan’s is based on the excellent relationships that are evident between the school, the students, and their parents or guardians enabling it to provide the very best in educational opportunities to meet the needs of the students as they move either into Higher Education or employment, as well as contributing to the qualities that allow them to make significant contributions to society upon leaving school.