Cundall Manor Celebrate 60 Years

31st January 2019

A leading North Yorkshire school is celebrating 60 years since it welcomed its first pupils.

Pupils and staff at Cundall Manor School, based between Thirsk and Ripon, gathered on Monday to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the school opening.

On January 27 1959, Cundall Manor opened its doors for the very first time and has seen the school go from strength to strength.

Sixty years later, pupils and staff gathered in the late January sunshine to celebrate with cake on the lawn in front of the original manor house.

The anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the academic year with a series of events planned, culminating in the Diamond Cundall Ball on Saturday 22 June 2019.

Joint Heads, Amanda Kirby and John Sample, were on hand to lead the celebrations. John Sample has been teaching at the school for nearly 20 years. He said: “It is an honour to lead the 60th anniversary celebrations. Days like this will live long in our collective memory and we are delighted that we can provide so many wonderful opportunities for our pupils.”

Fellow Head, Amanda Kirby, added: “We are very proud of our school and our wider community. We are in a great position to take our school forward and we shall look forward to the year ahead.”

To find out more about Cundall Manor School, or to arrange a visit, call 01423 360 200 or email