York High School

Nestled in the picturesque region of George, Garden Route, students embark on a journey of academic excellence and personal growth.

About York

York High is a State, English-medium, Co-Educational School. It has just over 900 learners and prides itself on its multicultural diversity.

The school turned 40 in 2015 and is the only English-medium state High School between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. York is a focus school for mathematics and the sciences.

A Glimpse of the Future

York is a centre of secondary excellence in South Africa. It will need to continue to be this in order for the English-speaking community in George and surrounds to thrive. York will continue to be true to its ethos and climate which celebrates the unique talents, culture and heart of each learner.


York has an excellent record in academics featuring regularly amongst the highest schools on the Bachelor pass rate.


A wide range of sports is offered in both winter and summer. The school participates in numerous prestigious tournaments.


The school’s culture department is a vibrant hub of cultural activities, fostering a diverse range of cultural subjects and performances that students can participate in.

School of Excellence

We are widely recognised as a school of excellence due to our unwavering commitment to academic, athletic and personal development. Our state-of-the-art facilities and dedicated educators provide a supportive environment for students to excel not only in the classroom but also on the sports field and in various extracurricular activities.

The school’s emphasis on character education and holistic growth further sets it apart, empowering students to become well-rounded individuals with strong values and leadership skills.

Community Outreach

Animal Club

A group of dedicated animal lovers who work to educate themselves and others about animal-related issues.

Enviro Club

The Enviro Club at our school is a dedicated group of nature enthusiasts who actively contribute to the preservation and enhancement of our natural environment.

Food Drives

At York High School, we extend a helping hand to both our students and the broader community by actively participating in a compassionate initiative.

Interact Club

A dynamic and passionate group of young individuals, who are committed to making a positive impact on the community and uplifting the lives of the outside community.

Pastoral Panel

Run by York High Matrics creating a mentoring and nurturing atmosphere at school. It is the beating heart that makes our school different. It is the beating heart that makes our school different. We believe in the importance of nurturing not just the intellect but also the emotional and social well-being of our learners.

Real Life Week

York is very proud of Real Life Week which has been an annual event for many years. The idea of Real Life Week is to introduce the York Learners to a variety of events that will teach them about real-life situations.

York High Hostel

York High Hostel strives to be an extension of York’s mission to be a center of excellence but also to remain a home away from home. Every learner is important to us in body, soul and spirit.


Control Panel

This simple discipline is central to the effective management of a school in its effort to achieve excellence in a wide range of areas.

First Aid

First aiders are very actively involved in carrying out their duties during sporting activities as well as some other school functions.

Safety & Security

The panel plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the well-being of students during school events and functions.

Staff Care Committee

The committee is a dedicated service club focused on boosting staff morale through acts of kindness and special events.


The Representative Counsel for Learners was established historically to give learners a platform to have a say in their education.

Sound & Lighting

This panel is the backbone of our exceptional productions. Without their dedication, expertise, and love for the craft, our shows would not be the same.

Knitting & Crochet

Anybody is welcome to join us. Many of the members were taught at the club how to knit and how to crochet.

Contact Us

044 874 2333

19 Meade Street, George South, South Africa