Caedmon College

Caedmon College is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.[2] The school is named after Cædmon, the earliest English (Northumbrian) poet whose name is known.

Caedmon College
Prospect Hill

YO21 1LA

TypeCommunity school
Established1912 (1912)
Local authorityNorth Yorkshire County Council
Department for Education URN121667 Tables
PrincipalMr Simon Riley
Age11 to 18[1]

Established in 1912 as the County School, Whitby, it was a mixed grammar school for pupils aged 11 to 18 until 1972 when it became comprehensive and was renamed Whitby School. At this time the school starting age decreased to 14. The school was renamed Whitby Community College in 1993 when the school started to offer adult education classes. In September 2014 Whitby Community College merged with Caedmon School to form Caedmon College and increased its starting age to 11 once again.[3] Today Caedmon College is a community school administered by North Yorkshire County Council. The emblem of the County School was Captain Cook's ship HMS Endeavour, portrayed with the Whitby ammonites on the sail and a flag composed of the flag of England with the upper third having three white roses on a red background.

Caedmon College offers GCSEs, BTECs and Cambridge Nationals as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A-levels and further BTECs. The school also offers a provision of adult education courses in conjunction with the Whitby Adult Learning and Skills Service.[4]

In February 2019 the college agreed to federate with nearby Eskdale School.[5]


The school magazine of the County School, Whitby, was called The Viking and was published twice a year from 1914.[6]


The first headmaster was Dr W. A. Bradley; on 29 July 1920 he and the senior mistress, Miss M. Jones were married.[7]


  1. "Secondary admission arrangements for the Scarborough and Ryedale area". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. "Caedmon College Whitby". Caedmon College Whitby. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. "About Caedmon College Whitby". Caedmon College Whitby. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  4. "Adult Learning". Caedmon College Whitby. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  5. "Whitby Secondary Schools Agree to Federate". Yorkshire Coast Radio. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  6. The Viking; no. 13 Christmas 1920. Whitby: County School
  7. The Viking; no. 13 Christmas 1920. Whitby: County School; pp. 351-53

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