|South Craven School|
|Motto||Valuing All our Successes|
|Department for Education URN||136736 Tables|
|Chair||Mrs Emma Benn|
|Headteacher||Mr Martyn Hill|
|Age||11 to 19|
|Houses||(Sixth Form) - Red, Yellow, Green and Blue|
|Colour(s)||Years 7&8: Green, Years 9/10: Grey or Burgundy (Changing on a Bi-Annual Basis), Year 11: Black, Sixth Form: No Uniform|
South Craven School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Cross Hills, North Yorkshire, England. It is the largest school in the Craven District and carries over 1,700 pupils.
The school has formed partnerships with The Ogden Trust, Airedale NHS Trust a prominent employer in the local area, Craven College a local further education college and long term partner Bradford University who work closely on STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) at the school, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds College of Music and finally the Bradford Local Authority.
Students are admitted without reference to ability or aptitude. Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available; Admissions procedures have been put in place to help allot places appropriately where this is the case. Further information is available here.
To enter South Craven Sixth Form and take level 3 courses, students need to have achieved Grade A*-C passes at GCSE, or passes in other level 2 qualifications (e.g., BTEC, OCR Nationals), in at least 5 separate subjects. (If students are taking a reduced programme, e.g., if they have been ill, an adjustment will be made and an offer made that recognises this situation). This is considered to be the minimum entry requirement. Further Information is available here
The school was opened on 7 June 1957 by Lord Boyle. It cost just £120,000 to build, with students leaving aged 15. Before it was built, local children attended Glusburn Community Primary School and Hothfield Secondary, in Silsden. When South Craven School first opened, there were just 11 teachers, one headteacher and a secretary. The school now has 1,700 students and more than 200 members of staff.
It became a comprehensive in 1967 and the leaving age was raised to 16 in 1972. At the same time it established its own sixth form so students could stay on to take their A levels.