Press Release

Students celebrate success...

Students celebrate a record pass rate at Driffield School and Sixth Form!

This year has seen the students at Driffield Sixth Form continue to perform incredibly well, working hard in partnership with staff to secure great outcomes. The school are rightly really proud of our students’ efforts and achievements and this year sees another wonderful set of results for students who can now move successfully into employment, apprenticeships and further study in Higher Education after a record 99.5% pass rate.

Maths results continue to be a huge strength for the school, with half of this year’s students gaining grades A* and A, with a fifth of students achieving an A*. The sciences have also achieved superb results with half of all Chemistry students securing a grade A, and 72% achieving a grade B or higher. These results were matched by the other science subjects and have enabled many of these students to move on to study maths and sciences at the highest level at the prestigious Russell Group universities. The diversity of the excellent provision at Driffield Sixth Form is highlighted with superb results across a range of other subjects. 83% of students in Geography gained a grade C or higher and Drama and Art and Design maintained their usual high standards. We are extremely pleased with the performance of the new Applied Criminology course where 42% of students achieved a grade A.

At the time of going to press most students have already gained their first choice of university with a quarter of students securing a place at one of the prestigious Russell Group universities, more than double the national average.


I am proud of the achievements of all of our students and thank them for all their hard work over the last seven years and the many contributions that they have made to the School and Sixth Form. Staff have worked hard to support and challenge them in their studies and it always brings great pleasure to see them succeed. I wish them well for the future and always remain willing to support in any way I can.” 

Darren Andrews, Head of Sixth Form.


I am delighted for students and staff that their hard work over the last two years has paid off. To achieve 99.5% pass rate for the first time, with over 7 out of 10 of all grades at C or above, is an exceptional performance by our students. We wish them all the very best of luck in their future endeavours.”

Scott Ratheram, Executive Principal.


Head's Round Up - July 2018

Please see below for the end of term Head's Round Up:

End of Term Fundraiser

The staff and students of Driffield School and Sixth Form joined forces to celebrate the end of the term with a fantastic fundraising event. Two staff teams competed in “Soccer Aid” on the AstroTurf, watched by hundreds of students. The game was billed as a clash between “West vs Rest”, with staff teams from the various buildings fielding teams to fight for bragging rights. The music department and Sixth Form students provided brass accompaniment throughout, starting the game with a rousing rendition of The National Anthem.

It was a closely fought game with the teams being evenly matched and supported raucously by the watching crowd. At half time the score stood at 1:1 after goals from Mr Havercroft, following an assist from Mr Flanagan, for “Rest” and a bundled finish from a corner from Mr Chapman for “West”. The tackles and banter continued to fly in the second half as Mr Duke showed that he had lost none of his mobility! “Rest” took a lead through a well taken goal, again from Mr Havercroft, with an assist from Mr Colley and looked on course to secure the win and bragging rights until a last minute equaliser from Mr Andrews, after a cross from Mr Chapman, levelled the game. There was no time remaining for a penalty shootout, so both teams will need to play in a rematch next term. There was time however for the students to form a spontaneous guard of honour for the players, with the cheers resounding particularly loudly for the fan’s Man of the Match, Mr Whitworth!

Mr Duke, Head of PE, said “Thank you to all the staff for taking part; and to the students who watched the match and made a 50p donation each – raising over £400!”.


Art, Design and Technology End of Year Exhibition

On Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 July 2018, the ACE building opened up its doors to parents, students, staff and the community alike for an exhibition of art, design and technology work. 

The departments cover Fine Art, Graphics, Textiles, Photography, Product Design and Food technology and this was an opportunity to showcase the amazing work produced over the year by our exam groups in Years 11, 12 and 13. 

This year, the exhibition was also scheduled to coincide with our Year 6 Induction Evening, giving parents of Year 6 students who are joining us in September the opportunity to look round. Miss Bramley, Head of Art, said “we were thrilled to welcome so many people to the exhibition and had some fantastic feedback about the quality of the students’ work. One keen art fan even compared some of our pieces to university standard work. The students have worked so hard over the past year and it was as always a delight to showcase their talent at the exhibition and receive such superb comments”.

This is an annual event and if you missed it this year look out for it on the calendar next year - it should not be missed!

2019 Prospectus

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