Strive is an environment where our young people can aspire with ambition to be the best version of themselves, starting each day as a new day of opportunity.  


Andy Brown

Proprietor and Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead (DDSL)

Contactable via email all year round

Contact for media enquiries

Sonja Brown


Business & Operations Director

Contactable via email all year round

Contact for FOI SAR:

Sonja Brown, Strive for Education, 21 North Park Road, Harrogate, HG1 5PD. 01423 649 070


School dog

Chief cheese taster and cuddle giver

Han Donaghy

Assistant Headteacher

Pastoral Lead

PHSE Tutor

Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL)

Careers Lead

Lynn Hutchison

Functional Skills Co-ordinator

Maths Tutor

Student Support ASD Interest


Ginni Donaghy

BTEC and Creative coordinator

English Tutor

Pip Todd


Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Vulnerable Adults

Lindsey Gosling

Support Staff Lead


Gemma Wilson

Support Staff

BTEC Sports Lead

Paul Bayne

Woodwork tutor

Site Custodian

Jeanette Renfrew

Support Staff

OAA Lead

Emotional Literacy Lead

Lisa Wright

Cook / Dinner Lady

Jen Darnell


Tad Nowakowski

Advanced Maths Tutor

Clare Harris

Advanced Science Tutor

Victoria Goold

Attendance & Exams

If you are interested in finding out more about STRIVE, or chat about the individual needs of your student or child. Call us on 01423 649070, or simply fill out the form below and we’ll get straight back to you.