School Ethos & Values

At LJS, our core purpose is to ‘Improve the Life Chances’ of ALL students regardless of ability, background or circumstance.


We achieve this by setting and maintaining high standards and expectations, emphasising the positive and instilling a ‘can-do’ aspirational approach to learning and life’s challenges.


Our high expectations include excellent standards of behaviour which are crucial to academic success.  Learning is at the heart of everything we do and, for effective learning to take place, there has to be high standards of behaviour.  This is something on which we insist, both in and out of school whilst working within the caring, supportive and respectful ethos that is Laurence Jackson School.


Whilst ensuring that qualifications remain a priority, there is more to life than exams and as a sports college we offer a superb range of extra-curricular activities healthy lifestyles.  Most departments offer curricular enrichment with particular emphasis on PE/Sport and Performing Arts.  We provide numerous clubs, teams, practices, visits and residentials throughout the school year – fantastic experiences – accessible to all.


We hope you choose LJS; we are proud of the quality and range of our educational experiences. By selecting us, parents/carers enter into a three-way partnership between families, children and the school, working together to ensure that we maximise the potential of every individual.

 Tony Gavin, Headteacher


It is a privilege to be a governor of Laurence Jackson School and to 'add value' to daily school life. As governors, we never forget that we are here to help ensure that LJS students receive the very best opportunities. Believing in continuous improvement, we set ambitious goals and provide long-term strategic leadership for the benefit of the entire school community.

Alan Ankers, Chair of Governors


Get In Touch

Contact us:

  • Church Lane, Guisborough, North Yorkshire, TS146RD
  • Tel: (01287) 636361
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'Improving Life Chances'


Registered Charity Number: 516217

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