MALTON School has been named as 'distinguished' for its use of new technology.

The school has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for the next three years.

The recognition comes for the way the school has used iPad devices to innovate teaching and learning practice across the curriculum.

This has especially been the case during the last 18 months where the school has used its embedded 1:1 technology to ensure that students have not fallen behind with their studies.

Rob Williams, Headteacher at Malton School said the use of Apple Pencils was enabling students to showcase innovation in their learning.

"The Lockdown Inspire Challenges encouraged use of the Everyone Can Create series to develop both creativity and collaboration amongst students.

"The almost seamless transition to remote learning from day one of lockdown in March 2020 also helped to support the students with their wellbeing by providing a clear structure and routine.

The use of the technology to enable wellbeing outreach to continue during the lockdown was significant.

Apple Distinguished Schools are centres of innovation, leadership and educational excellence.

“The selection of Malton School as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success in creating an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic achievement.

"In the nine years since we introduced iPad devices performance has improved across the board – at GCSE and at A level, as well as when measured by our Progress 8 Score, and 97% of students believe that their individual progress has been enhanced by their use of the iPad devices.

"Our last Ofsted report, also highlighted that students on 16-19 study programmes demonstrated faster progress as a direct result of the iPad scheme."

Malton School currently has 970 students on roll, all with iPads, plus 114 staff, with 88% of teaching staff now Qualified Apple Teachers.